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best way to clean a barrel

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by paul finlay, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. paul finlay

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    Hi lads , a few of us down at the range was chatting about cleaning barrels , seems to be a split here , 1 lot saying a pull through , other half saying rod and brush , well a soft nylon jig and then a mop jig , anyone out there knows best , cheers Paul
     
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    Both get the same conclusion,a clean barrel.

    Just depends which you prefer,IMHO a pull through is safer unless you snap it.
     
  3. paul finlay

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    Hi mate , I actually use one of your pull throughs , atb paul
     
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    Pull through for me!

    matty fancy one of yours mate, but I is skint!!
     
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    I use one of Matty's kits myself and it works a treat,i think the only time i'd use a rod and brush is if the barrel was REALLY dirty.

    Stan.
     
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    Only ever use a pull through
     
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    Pull through seems to clear a ton of crap so must be working
    cheers
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    Hi , some of the lads were saying , using a rod and fine copper jig followed by a mop jig , could damage the rifling , were not talking over use , but one pass of wire jig and several with mop . any thoughts, paul
     
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    hello, depends what the rod is made of too, the brushes are usual made of phosphor bronze, if any componant of a cleaning kit is softer the steel will it damadge rifling?? it is only my .177 rifles i get concerned about as use the .177 mop in my .22. what about those cleaning pellets dabbed in white spirit any thoughts??? its not like a shotgun with powder residue. what is our concern a lead free barrel or not damadge to internal breech seal, that is my only worry. whats yours???
     
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    That's what I thought , the wire jig and a alloy rod must be softer then the barrel rifling , can't see why manufacturer's would make or sell a item which would damage a barrel , paul
     
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    A brass or bronze brush will not harm the steel of the barrel but there is a possibility it may harm the "O" ring in the breech if there is one. Not all guns have them. Having said that the rifling on my Daystate is so fine I only ever use shoot through felts, first few soaked in whatever comes to hand. Then a few dry ones. Works for me but I don't clean that often.
     
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    If your talking airgun wise, i use those little cleaning pellets they seem to do alright for me.
     
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    Alexdermietzel Keyboard Hero

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    A pull through will be least likely to cause any damage to the crowning.
     
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    I use the little felts to ...but may get a pull through
     
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    Have you tried a rollup filter tip with a pellet behind it. works a treat!
     
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    Pull through.
     
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    Some fishing line, a drinking straw, cotton rag, wd-40

    made an amazing difference once I done it.:up:
     
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    Pull through is going to do the same job with absolute no risk of damage (filament and cloth,whats the worse that could happen? ;) ), if the barrel is really bad,a few drops of oil on the felt pad and pull it through very slowly.
     
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    If you can't see an O ring on your probe,it will be in the breech...for anyone who didn't know.
     
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    Pull through..only and I mean only if a change in pellets is used..
     

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