Re: Barrel cleaning ,what am I doing wrong
Before I shoot the rifle I will run a dry patch down the barrel to get excess oil out. I'll also clean the excess oil out of the chamber.
...Then I'll shoot the rifle...
To clean I'll run 4 strokes of a brass brush soaked in alcohol, then run a dry patch through.
I'll dilute Montana Extreme with Sweets or Shooters Choice, (or both,) then run 4 strokes of a nylon brush dipped in the copper remover solution. I'll let it set 2 minutes at the most, then run a dry patch through. Since I clean the copper out after 10-20 shots. That is all the copper solvent I use. From past experience I know it is clean or damn close to clean. I'll clean the chamber well with an oily rag.
I'll dip the nylon brush in the alcohol, (both ends,) and run that through the bore, repeat that step mainly to get the copper solvent off, then set it aside to dry. Run 2 more passes of a brass brush soaked in alcohol, then dry patch it.
Then I use oil with the brass brush, 4 strokes then dry patch, until clean. Usually takes 8 to 12 brass brush/oil strokes.
Then a well oiled patch down the barrel and a oily rag in the chamber and just about where ever there is metal.
Every 100 or so shots I will use straight Montana Extreme to get all the copper out, (just in case it gets built-up,) it usually takes 4 strokes with the nylon brush and one dry patch. I'll repeat until I see a fairly clean patch, usually takes 2 dry patches.
I broke my barrel in and get next to no copper; and I've always used oil to clean my barrel of carbon, I see no need for fancy solvents. Maybe I am missing something?
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