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223 Cleaning Kit

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by WR14210, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I use youngs 303 bore cleaner solvent on the patches I push through just to make sure it's doing something extra, then youngs 303 oil on the mop pushed through once for storage and one drop on the bolt.
     
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    Is that regime every time you use the rifle? I’m just thinking getting in at 3 in the morning and one shot fired on a fox.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I club shoot so on a slow day I'm only doing 30rds per gun, it's good practice to clean even after only one round because that's the one that coats a clean barrel, there's nasties in some powder & primers that need neutralising, not cleaning is only going to go one way, it'll never get better!
    Does it really hurt to clean it? No.
    Does it hurt not to? Eventually.
     
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    Ah, the foam treatment makes sense if you are putting plenty down range.
    Mine gets a couple of wet patches of KG1 and then patched out clean every time I use it and a copper job now and again as I don’t get through many rounds.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    Someone told me to go shooting and afterwards clean my barrel like I normally would, no more or less, then get a can of the bore foam & clean it again, I was surprised how much copper was still in there, it really does get every last bit out.
     
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    I don't have much experience of Bore snakes, but the're handy when out on the range if time is short, a few drops of bore/barrel cleaner and pull it through.
     
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    Always gets disagreement going this one, my penath worth.....

    first off, never take a firearm for granted, or assume its safe. Always check and personally verify its safe to shoot.

    A good practice is to always carefully clean and inspect a firearm before and after every use.

    For me thats bolt out, barrel flooded with Brunox spray, one pass with a bronze phosphor brush, breech to muzzle and 4x2 patches until the chamber and bore are clean.

    Clean everything else with a toothbrush and Brunox, paying particular attention to the bolt head and locking lugs.

    I finish up with Parker Hale gun oil flooding the bore, with the excess dripped out before popping into a silicone treated gun sock and back in the safe.

    I use old PH rods, plastic coated steel, so providing they are drawn through from the breech carefully, you shouldn't cause any damage to the crown.

    Most of the old crown damage issues were caused by pull thoughts being drawn through at at an angle.

    I obviously patch clean the bore before use again to remove any oil residue.

    That's my regime anyhow......
     
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    “Oil dripping out of the bore then back into the gun cabinet” :eek:
    Which way up do you store your guns ?
    Because either the base of your cabinet will never rust = barrels down.
    Or your rifle butt (if wooden) is going to drop off rotted out with oil = barrels up.
     
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    Excess dripped out first. PH oil has great long tem anti corrosion properties ( as I might not use that particular rifle for months) and is very light, the catalyst is largely gone within an hour leaving a light film of protective oil in the bore...
     
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    Good advice mate especially as I like spiders. :):)
    Thanks
    Russ
     
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    Thanks for the reply, the advice is much appreciated, especially the tip about nail varnish remover pateches. My Mrs has loads of them so I’m sure she won’t mind donating a few. ;)
    Regards
    Russ.
     
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    Something else to research then, boreguides. :thumb:
    Thanks for advice
    Russ
     
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    Thanks mate, something else for the shopping list. :)
    Regards
    Russ
     
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    Good advice there, I always remove the moderator from RF before it goes in the cabinet and will be doing the same with the 223.
    Thanks
    Regards
    Russ
     
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    Thanks again for replying, and again mentioning the marksmanship principles. These really are in my opinion the foundation of accurate shooting. I can’t understand why they are not discussed more of the on here.
    Thanks again for the advice and taking the time to reply.
    Regards
    Russ
     
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    Young’s 303 oil will be on the shopping list.
    Thanks for the reply.
    Regards
    Russ
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    First dry patch through to clear the foam, look at all that blue with zero scrubbing!
     
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    An interesting and very informative discussion, AGF at its very best.
    Thank you guys.
    Regards
    Russ
     
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    Thank you for the advice on a cleaning regime, it’s been a very useful and interesting read. I’ll have to check out Brunox spray.
    Regards.
    Russ
     
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    Thanks for posting the picture.
    Ok mate I’ll definitely be using the foam as my 223 will initially be a range queen with I estimate 30-50 rounds put through it each time it’s used. It might even be more as it’s a bit of a journey to the range I’ll be using so I will be wanting to get my money’s worth.
    I’m hopeful that I will eventually be able to use it for foxing on my FAC permission.
    Regards
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