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cleaning the gas tube

Discussion in 'GATE AR-15 Forum' started by cgarrett, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. cgarrett


    Feb 12, 2006
    I ordered some really long pipe cleaners for midway to clean out the gas tube how often should this be done.

  2. Constructor

    Constructor Moderator

    Dec 10, 2009
    I have run them for thousands of rounds without cleaning the gas tube but, if you run surplus or Wolf it could clog sooner. I don't have a lot of spare time so I use brake cleaner followed by a shot of WD40, the WD evaporates so it doesn't gum up like an oil would but, to answer your question as preventative maintenance every 4-500 should take care of it easily.