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Posted: 6/21/2003 4:51:39 PM EDT
I've run a lot of patches through my barrel and never gotten a 100% clean patch. Should the patches be totally white or is it normal to be able to only get a light grey on parts of the patch?
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 5:04:05 PM EDT
Mine come out white. When they do I lube the crap out of a patch with CLP and run it down the bbl. Done.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 6:36:12 PM EDT
Light gray is just fine, especially if your barrel is chrome lined. ~ s0ulzer0
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 6:42:19 PM EDT
Light gray is OK. Don't get too anal about it. You'll waste more patches than the good you'll get from a white final pass.
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 8:23:48 PM EDT
i get the same thing, i ran 15 patches with hoppes #9 and FP-10 CLP on my m4 today, still a light grey even after running a brush through.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 3:04:28 AM EDT
Since the academy I have had to use Tetra gun on my working weapons, so I have tried to stay with that... You will never see a white patch if the weapon has a penetrating type cleaner in the bore. pat
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 2:59:56 PM EDT
Stop using any type of oil or solvent when running the patches through the bore and they’ll ultimately start coming out white. But as soon as you run some oil or solvent through the bore, the patches will start coming out gray again. At some point you just need to decide to stop and not worry about it!!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 11:20:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2003 11:29:30 AM EDT by RLR]
Clean your chamber well then try again. I use a bore guide; when brushing, crud comes back into the chamber. Once I must have run 40 patches through, tried everything, they were still coming out black and oily - they were picking it up from the chamber, once I cleaned that, the patches came out clean. No matter how clean you get a barrel, lube it and run a patch through next time you take the gun out - a little more dirt will have soaked out.
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