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Old 04-16-2008, 09:42 AM
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Hey guys. I am not new to shooting by any means, but I do have a question about cleaning. I have always cleaned a rifle by pushing the a brush with a cloth wet with solvent through the barrel, not back and forth in the barrel. Is this right? or can you push the brush back and forth in, essentially doing a cycle in it? Thanks guys, just a question I've had for a while
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:09 PM
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Hello Shooter...

I was always taught to NOT "cycle" clean the bore simply becasue any fouling or microscopic debris can cause eventual damage to the rifling. I have always carfully run the rod, preferably non-metalic down the tube and then insert a clean patch with solvent and pull it back up and out of the bore.

Just my .2 worth
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