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Old 04-29-2021, 05:07 AM
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I wonder if great minds think alike?

I recently discovered something quite simple,

After purchasing a Teslong bore scope I have been looking at my barrels before and after firing. The amount of primer compound and other deposits in the barrel.

What looks like earwax in the bore will eventually harden and can make microscopic scratches in the bore.
this detritus can be easily removed. without touching the bore.

this is especially useful when putting a gun into storage for a while or if you do not plan to shoot it for a while. leaving the bore completely dry can attract rust.

The earwax can be blown out with the aid of an airblaster can, often used in computing



Simply remove the straw from the can, turn you rifle upside down and give it a quick blast at the breech end, doing this leaves the bore complexly free of these earwax particles but still leaves the lube and lead in the barrel.


I am almost sure someone else has thought of this before if not you heard it here first.

Hopefully this would be a useful tip for those who may have limited range time during lockdown and may not be able to use all their guns.

I will post some before and after pics when I get home later


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Old 04-29-2021, 05:12 AM
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P.S whatever you do, make sure you do not not invert the can, it will throw freezing liquid down the bore
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After purchasing a Teslong bore scope I have been looking at my barrels before and after firing. The amount of primer compound and other deposits in the barrel.

What looks like earwax in the bore will eventually harden and can make microscopic scratches in the bore.

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Have you read Jala's breaking in a new rifle bore thread and the scratching from the primer abrasive smoothing out the leade improprieties?
Crud left in the bore will attract moisture however.

Whats the best way of cleaning rf bores? Al wondered to himself instigatingly.
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OK! Al is stirn' da pudin'. Got the popcorn ready.
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P.S whatever you do, make sure you do not not invert the can, it will throw freezing liquid down the bore
Cryo treatment on the cheap.
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interesting, I suppose my rifle has a reasonably high round count the leade looks quite good.

I'm just thinking for storage purposes it may be an idea to blow all the crud out.
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I have to wonder a bit. If running a loose patch down a bore will damage the rifling, then firing hot lead should be very harmful. That leads to a totally impractical idea of a air-can blow down after every shot. Unless, someone can explain why multiple shootings are not 100 times worse than running a loose damp patch, I will continue with my more conventional routine.
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I have to wonder a bit. If running a loose patch down a bore will damage the rifling, then firing hot lead should be very harmful. That leads to a totally impractical idea of a air-can blow down after every shot. Unless, someone can explain why multiple shootings are not 100 times worse than running a loose damp patch, I will continue with my more conventional routine.
I am with you.

The cans of air can cause condensation. Same with air from a compressor.
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I will post some before and after pics when I get home later


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I am with you.

The cans of air can cause condensation. Same with air from a compressor.
Yes. What's the freezing liquid coming from in that can? Liquid carbon dioxide or some such?

Compressing air heats it, expanding air cools it. Compressors need to be bled of water and then not all is bled out of their systems.
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I will stick with the boresnake.
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Clean and a couple oiled patches down the tube before storage. my 2
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Whats the best way of cleaning rf bores? Al wondered to himself instigatingly.
From the Muzzle end
Lot's of WD-40
Use a steel 'tornado' brush
Use Chlorinated Brake Cleaner on the wood stock (or acetone)
Be sure to huff the computer duster.

Is "instigantingly" a word? :-)
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From the Muzzle end
Lot's of WD-40
Use a steel 'tornado' brush

Attached to a drill works more better more quicker.

Is "instigantingly" a word? :-)
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