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Cleaning AR15 Barrel

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Big.40, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Big.40

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    What do you guys use? I just cleaned my gun before shooting for the first time. CLP and then rem oil. Seemed to be a pain with a rod and cutting small patches for the barrel size. I went out and bought a bore snake. Guess next time I will soak that snake with Hoppes and run it down a few times hopefully for a easy/quick clean up. What do you guys prefer or use?
     
  2. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    What kind of barrel is it? Chrome Lined barrels clean up easy and fast. I spend a little more time with my Noveske stainless barrels and use brass brushes, 5 different solvents, and a mixture of rare synthetic oils and Voodoo.

    :rofl:
     


  3. M&P15T

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    I use a Bore Snake. Very easy, very clean.
     
  4. SigFTW

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  5. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    I gotta ask.......why?

    What makes you feel the need to go through all of that to clean your barrel?
     
  6. NateM

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    Maybe I'm not doing it right... But I just soak up the end (between the two brushes) of a bore snake with CLP and yank it through 3-4 times. Done deal. Then I clean up the chamber with some swabs.
     
  7. smokin762

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    I have been using Hoppes Elite Bore Gel for about 5 years now and I love this stuff. I use it on the barrels of all my rifles and handguns.



    I pour some of the Bore Gel on a brush, then I run it up and down the barrel 5 or 6 times and then I let it sit for 10 minutes and repeat.Then I run a few clean patches through the barrel and usually it comes clean after the first application.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/649/products_id/87847/Accessories/Cleaning+Supplies/Hoppes%20Bore%20Cleaning%20Gel/
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2012
  8. slickt0mmy

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    I use a bore snake as well and have never had any problems with it. Plus, it takes me all of 5 seconds to do. :supergrin:
     
  9. Gunnut 45/454

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    Same here 3 pulls with bore snake done! Chrome lined or not thats all it takes!:supergrin:
     
  10. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    I prefer the Otis system to the bore snake. The boresnake just gets dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier.
     
  11. LibertyPatriot

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    Wash the dirty BoreSnake in a sink with detergent and it'll be like new again.
     
  12. bmoore

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    Under a regime.
    Spray down the barrel with Mpro7 and pull a bore snake through 3-4 times.
     
  13. M&P15T

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    You....uhhh...wash it.

    I've washed mine several times, no problem.
     
  14. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

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    Hoppe's bore snake. It's quick and easy, and does a surprisingly good job.

    When I start shooting NRA High Power matches or something I'll do something better.
     
  15. pag23

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    I use the MPro7 kit from Brownells and usually CLP or Milcomm depending on what I haven't used in awhile..

    Bronze brush, patch and a barrel mop work for me..... Haven't tried Bore Snake yet
     
  16. BBJones

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    Not a good practice to run a brush back and forth. Chamber to muzzle remove and repeat.
     
  17. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

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    Why? How would a bursh that is softer then the barrel hurt it? I frankly here alot of BS on how to clean barrels! This is definately one of them!:rofl: