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Old 06-19-2013, 11:34 AM
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Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

I was curious what others use to clean your chambers on your bolt action rifles. I have the Sinclair chamber cleaner with the the mini tampons you swirl around inside and am still not happy with it. Ive shotgun mops work but havent yet tried them. It drives me nuts seeing crap in there..
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:46 PM
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Re: Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

I use 3-n-1 oil...shotgun brass brushes with 4 OOOO steel wool wrapped in them. Electric drill.....scrub them cleaner than a new dime
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:32 PM
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Re: Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

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I use 3-n-1 oil...shotgun brass brushes with 4 OOOO steel wool wrapped in them. Electric drill.....scrub them cleaner than a new dime
Hmmm, I havent thought about that option..
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:59 PM
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Re: Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

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I use 3-n-1 oil...shotgun brass brushes with 4 OOOO steel wool wrapped in them. Electric drill.....scrub them cleaner than a new dime
That works really well, only difference with me is that I use solvent on the brush and then wrap cleaning patches around the brush. Then a light oil wipe down for rust prevention.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:16 PM
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Re: Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

I generally just put a patch on the pierce type jag, put some solvent on the patch, then rub it back and forth inside the chamber a bit. Never had a problem with fouling build up. Been doing it this way since about 94 and several different rifles and custom barrels.

Geb
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:51 AM
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Re: Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

If this is the tool you're talking about, the tampons/felts are for lug recesses, an yes they completely suck.
Sinclair Action Cleaning Tool Kit | Sinclair Intl
I follow Geb's method with simple patches -for the chamber body area, and use a bronze brush for the neck/chamber-end carbon buildup. Then I spray down the chamber with a canned solvent/parts cleaner. Later I'll wash the the whole barrel from breech to muzzle with alcohol anyway, as I store my bores dry-prefouled.
To aid in this I use a short length of gas line to guide patch/rod into & out of chamber without munging things up with patch-action contact. Basically a larger diameter rod guide.

I know of no good way to clean between the breech and lugs. All I know is the tampon system didn't..
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:49 PM
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Re: Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

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If this is the tool you're talking about, the tampons/felts are for lug recesses, an yes they completely suck.
Sinclair Action Cleaning Tool Kit | Sinclair Intl
I follow Geb's method with simple patches -for the chamber body area, and use a bronze brush for the neck/chamber-end carbon buildup. Then I spray down the chamber with a canned solvent/parts cleaner. Later I'll wash the the whole barrel from breech to muzzle with alcohol anyway, as I store my bores dry-prefouled.
To aid in this I use a short length of gas line to guide patch/rod into & out of chamber without munging things up with patch-action contact. Basically a larger diameter rod guide.

I know of no good way to clean between the breech and lugs. All I know is the tampon system didn't..
Yep thats the one. iT DOES SUCK
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