what solvents, oils do you use to clean brand new gun?

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  1. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Whatever has the flashiest label and is endorsed by the military/special forces/some guy from YouTube. Bonus points if it has "mil" in the name.
     


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  2. Mikewood

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    Depending on the gun and where it came from I use different things. Most of the time though it's a copper jag and a dry cotton patch followed by a wet patch with break free CLP. And a dry patch. I fine that's really good cleaning the packing oil out of the barrel and it also lubes the action. I would keep the barrel oily and run a dry patch before going to the range.

    In the case of old military guns like Russian rifles that are packed in cosmoline which is like axle grease. you have to be careful. Sometimes it sets up like wax or tar and is almost imposable to remove. Scrubbing with brass brushes and gasoline or MEK will cut the heavy crud. Be careful though and wear gloves. Boiling water and dawn dishwashing liquid works also. These rifles can take a lot of time.


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  3. Bozz10mm

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    You can use just about any off the shelf cleaner or CLP. I've never had a new firearm that came all gobbed up with grease. If it is gobbed on heavily in the trigger group or other hard to reach areas, maybe Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber would be the easiest way.

    Curious as to what firearm you are talking about.
     
  4. Darkpriest667

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    Lots of people swear by hoppes and CLP... I hate the way hoppes smells and I've never used CLP (it's probably good I don't personally know.) I clean all my guns new or used with Ballistol.
     
  5. Mikewood

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    CLP is just a military designation for a solution that Cleans, Lubes and Protects. Hoppes is an old WWII take on the CLP idea that you can make a single product that does everything. Then they added grease for M1 Garand and called it good. Unfortunately Hoppes doesn't do a Great job cleaning rifles that are very dirty like ARs and machine guns. It doesn't lube or protect because it boils away when the gun gets hot and evaporates. Break Free CLP does a much better job but for the last couple years I have been using Rand CLP that goes on like honey, scrubs grime and really sticks to guns even with salt spray.
     
  6. Dawico

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    Well yeah. If it isn't expensive with somebody's face on the bottle it just isn't the best available.

    I buy what the advertisers tell me to.

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  7. Dawico

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    My chemical cleaning and lube kit consists of Hoppe's #9 (also my cologne because I love America), Hoppe's Copper Cutter, brake parts cleaner as needed, axle grease, spray White Lithium grease, motor oil, and sometimes spray (Rem) oil.

    Nothing fancy for me and mostly products I have laying around anyways.

    I also avoid any CLP products. They just don't make sense to me besides going into the field for week straight. Not really something that applies to me. I prefer my products separate.
     
  8. Shotgun Jeremy

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    I make my own lube my mixing red grease with Mobile 1. If its good enough for my engine, its good enough for my gun!

    Sometimes I'll use WD40 if I'm in a rush though.

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  9. easy rider

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    Hoppe's 9 and ballistol both work great, also like M-Pro 7.
     
  10. smithintx

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    what do u use to lubricate gun? oil, grease?
     


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