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Unread 01-13-2014, 09:19 PM
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40x cleaner

is it ok to use rem 40x in my t/c encore for end of the season to put away? thanks.
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 01:19 PM
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    Re: 40x cleaner

    I've never used that but, I believe its a cleaner, not necessarily for storing. Store your rifle with a good lubricant (gun oil).

    I know of guys that actually use bar chain oil to store their rifles. Its thick and sticks to everything.
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    Unread 01-15-2014, 06:07 PM
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    Re: 40x cleaner

    thanks, but im not soring it. I want to clean it. I don't clean during hunting season, unless I shot it several times. I only loaded it and never fired it.

    I read that 40x is a good cleaner for copper. since I sighted it in and use copper jacket bullets. I want to remove any copper. I can't see any harm in using it. I just want to hear from people who have used it on ml's
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    Unread 01-21-2014, 11:23 AM
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    Re: 40x cleaner

    40X is and abrasive cleaner like JB just us it in your new bore to smooth out a rough bore. I just us hoppes for BH209 are something like it to clean and then a gun oil after.
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    Unread 01-22-2014, 08:25 PM
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    Re: 40x cleaner

    thanks smokepole. well I guess it is a new gun. I only shot it 5 times. Oil in a muzzle loader is ok ?
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    Unread 01-22-2014, 09:57 PM
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    Re: 40x cleaner

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    Originally Posted by hammer111 View Post
    thanks smokepole. well I guess it is a new gun. I only shot it 5 times. Oil in a muzzle loader is ok ?
    Not only is it ok, its actually necessary to keep the barrel from rusting. Just don't pour it in, that much isn't necessary. You need to completely coat the inside of the barrel with a clean oiled patch.

    Prior to shooting it, run a couple clean dry patches down the bore to remove any lubricant. Be sure to "pop" a couple primers ONLY to eliminate any in the flash hole or channel. After doing that, load that Encore up and shoot her....

    Note: Make dog gone sure you grease those breech plug threads.
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    Unread 01-22-2014, 10:11 PM
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    Re: 40x cleaner

    ok encore, something like anti seize for the breech plug ?
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