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Any one with bore scope found stainless barrels easier to clean than blued? I know from cleaning the cylinder on my revolver it iis easier to see if stainless is clean.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:19 PM
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Using a borescope, I find stainless and carbon steel equally easy to clean. I have been using a five minute soak of "Goof Off" (the acetone based paint clean up product), followed by short stroking with a bronze brush and then some wet patches with Hoppes No. 9. Finish with a light coat of Rem Oil. The whole routine takes about 10 minutes, even with a good amount of carbon build up.

CF barrels are another matter, as Goof-Off is good on carbon, but not on lead/copper.
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Using a Lyman Borescope, I really can't tell if there is an "easy to clean" difference. As a matter of fact, the TRP 3 (stainless) and the Buckmark Hunter (carbon steel) are probably the most difficult barrels to keep clean of all my .22 rifles and pistols. The compacted lead in the grooves (usually next to the crown - or where the grooves meet the chamber area) is most difficult to remove. Using the borescope, it appears there are no grooves when full of lead. Removing the compacted lead from these areas makes removing carbon buildup look easy.

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Using a Lyman Borescope, I really can't tell if there is an "easy to clean" difference. As a matter of fact, the TRP 3 (stainless) and the Buckmark Hunter (carbon steel) are probably the most difficult barrels to keep clean of all my .22 rifles and pistols. The compacted lead in the grooves (usually next to the crown - or where the grooves meet the chamber area) is most difficult to remove. Using the borescope, it appears there are no grooves when full of lead. Removing the compacted lead from these areas makes removing carbon buildup look easy.
Are they used with silencers?
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