Chamber cleaning on a Bolt action

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 300 ultra, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    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..
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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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
     

  3. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, I havent thought about that option..
     
  4. 284nut

    284nut Active Member

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    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.
     
  5. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  6. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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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..
     
  7. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    Yep thats the one. iT DOES SUCK