Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by shooterpunk2, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    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
  2. NM_Varminter

    NM_Varminter Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    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