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Question which way do you do it ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JD, Mar 8, 2014.

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Barrel cleaning

Poll closed Mar 16, 2014.
  1. Muzzle to Breech

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Breech to Muzzle

    22 vote(s)
    91.7%
  1. JD

    JD Donator

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    Do you clean your barrel ?

    Breech to Muzzle.

    Muzzle to Breech.
     
  2. mattyts

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    Breech to muzzle,the way . intended :D

    Always been advised to clean in the direction of the pellet
     
  3. Elk hunter

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    Does not matter as long as your careful not to damage the crown
    Andrew
     
  4. andyz1000

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    never had to bother:)
    if a gun shoots well why clean the barrel is my motto :)
     
  5. bunnyblatter

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    Breach to muzzle for me.

    Only ever done it on 1 gun though as it was a re machined barrel.

    Don't know if it made any difference as I'd not shot it before cleaning lol
     
  6. Steve K

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    Usually breech to muzzle here, taking care not to dislodge any breech O rings ;)
     
  7. JD

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    I clean the barrel from muzzle to breech,

    it's bad practise to push or pull any dirt or crud towards the tight constriction of the muzzle.
     
  8. Alex.B

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    You have to clean them ! :eek:
     
  9. NickHammond121

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    Always been taught to clean barrel the same way the projectile (be it air rifle pellet, rim/center fire bullet or shot) travels down it
     
  10. Soximus

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    I suppose in some case it might be bad practice to pull crud and crap into the breech area and therefore breech to muzzle would be recommended.

    What are the Army lads taught?
     
  11. mattyts

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    I was thinking,with PCPs, muzzle to breech would mean the dirt going past the transfer port? :confused:
     
  12. 1961nuffield

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    I very rarely clean air rifle barrels, never seen the need.

    John
     
  13. Soximus

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    Good point.
     
  14. terry1001

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    When cleaning cartridge rifles there is a need to remove fouling from the combustion and the copper jackets of the bullets. To do this you would normally use a tight fitting brass brush and it is much easier to feed this into the barell via the chamber which is a larger diameter and then has a taper to the actual rifled section so it is much easier to do it this way. My normal practice was to always push the brush out of the muzzle, remove it from the rod, and then start again. Cleaning this way also means that you're not looking down the muzzle, something which is generally best avoided.
    Cleaning air rifles, if you wish to do it, is a much less agressive process - the only thing is that if a barell is choked then pulling a patch in from the muzzle will reduce the size of it so that cleaning further towards the breech is less effective. You may also be constrained by the rifle design as to how you can go about it.
    My answer to the original question would be 'it all depends...' as there is no single right or wrong way to go about it in terms of direction. Just be aware that trying to change direction while the cleaning patch/brush etc is still in the barell can lead to it getting stuck.
     
  15. tomsteebs

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    B to m, that the way the pellet goes, that the way I go :D plus it's easier that way with most pcp's
     

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