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Sak moderator... 17 hmr does it need cleaning?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mattgriff88, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Hi,

    I have a Sak moderator on my 17 hmr which has never been cleaned.
    It says in the instructions that it does not need cleaning but reading through various forums I can see a lot of people disagree.

    Should I strip it and try cleaning it or leave it alone?

    Thanks
     
  2. mattyts

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    Can't do any harm,just undo the nut on the end and the whole thing comes apart.
     
  3. Honest Bob

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    I got a second hand one that had bin used on a powder burner, it was filthy inside, easy to take apart and clean, you don't even have to take it off the gun, just take off the end cap, and remove the outer cylinder, the picture shows the state they can get into, the one I got was not as bad as this. Atb, Bob. View attachment 102893 PS. I know nothing about powder burners, but it appears from what is said below by KB1, it should be removed from the gun, I would take his good advice, as the one I have is now on an air rifle.
     
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  4. neiled

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    I asked this question a while back and had various responses to include:

    • Just leave it on
    • Always remove from rifle after shooting
    • Leave internals in coke or pepsi to soak overnight
    • Clean with toothbrush in warm soapy water
    • Clean in ultrasonic cleaner/bath
    • If beyond cleaning/repair then return to manufacturer for replacement at 60% cost of new (Jackson Rifles, IOM)

    Take your pick ;)
     
  5. kermitboy1

    kermitboy1 Banned BANNED

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    .17 hmr is classed as a very dirty round and the best advice is to clean any moderator after around 50 shots. The moderator on a powder burner should also apparently be removed from the rifle when not in use. Apparently fowling of the crown can occur from deposits left within the mod. I heard all of this information from two retired 'RFD' so I questioned it with a very good friend who was a qualified Swiss gunsmith. He agreed 100% with their recommendations, so I do exactly this. Hope this is of some help to one and all. KB1
     
  6. rabbitraider1

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    I got recommended the exact same KB1,

    One bit of advice from some painful experience, put a thread protector on when the mods off, I got lazy and just put them in bare after a while and dinged one last night as I was taking it out, luckily rescrewing the mod on fixed it and it was right at the very end but I had a very angry few minutes with myself first :p
     
  7. mattgriff88

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    stripped my sak moderator today and omg I couldn't believe how much crap was in there.

    considering there has only been a couple of hundred rounds at most been through the mod i was quite shocked to say the least.

    Will definetley be stripping and cleaning it more often.
     
  8. neiled

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    If you've not already cleaned it how about a before and after pic?
     
  9. mattgriff88

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    Unfortunately i have all ready cleaned it, soaked it in brake cleaner and then washed it off with warm soapy water.

    would recommend doing it if your shooting a 17 hmr.
     

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