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Old 04-09-2008, 09:36 AM
Nontypical Buck
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Default RE: Cleaning procedure

First of all, let me preface this with the fact that I only use 777 powder - I never use blackpowder or Pyrodex which are more corrosive and probably require a different cleaning procedure.

This is what I do:

1. Remove breech plug
2. Run a patch through the barrel soaked with 50% windex, 50% rubbing
3. Run a dry patch through.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the patches come out clean.
5. Look through the barrel to see if anything remains - should look shiny
down the entire bore.
6. Clean breech plug with rag & wire brush. If the fouling is light, I just
use my windex mix - if it's bad, I'll use Hoppe's #9.
7. Clean out the bolt face (it's a bolt action) with Hoppe's & brush
8. Lightly oil breech plug and bolt, and put rifle back together.

I don't ever oil the bore of my rifle - even if I'm going to store it for awhile. I just make sure that it is spotlessly clean and dry.

Hope this helps!
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