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Old 03-22-2016, 07:28 AM
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I have a Browning Citori 625 Sporting. Is it ok to wipe down the gun with Rem-Oil? It has grade IV finish.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:59 PM
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Rem Oil would be OK but there are better protectants out there. But don't put it on the wood (or any oil for that matter).
For the bore I recommend using a good powder solvent like Montana X-treme bore solvent followed by RGS plastic remover solvent. Then a light coat of a quality gun oil or product like Montana X-treme Bore Conditioner. This should be swabbed out with a dry patch prior to shooting again.
The exterior metal surfaces can be wiped clean with a cloth lightly oiled with a quality gun oil.
It sounds like I'm endorsing the Montana X-treme products but really, after owning and cleaning firearms for well over 50 years I've found their products to be some of the best out there.
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Old 03-22-2016, 01:26 PM
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Any good gun oil is ok to wipe the gun down when you put it up. However, less is more when it comes to wiping down a gun, you just want a very light film and you don't want it on the wood. I store all my guns in my gun safe barrel down so if I get too much oil it runs down the barrel onto the safe floor and not into the the wood at the butt stock, although I am careful about just a light film. I spray G96 onto a gun rag and wipe it, I never spray the gun, that is a good way to get too much oil on it.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:47 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. I've never heard of Montana X-treme. I will look into it. What would you recommend for the wood?
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Thanks for the info guys. I've never heard of Montana X-treme. I will look into it. What would you recommend for the wood?
Nothing if you're talking about a coated stock from the manufacturer.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:34 PM
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Well for my stocks I use Johnson's paste was for furniture. Comes in a yellow can about the size they put car wax in. A can will last for years. http://www.walmart.com/ip/SC-Johnson...e-Wax/23142990
For any dirt and grime a DAMP soft cloth and dry or just a soft cloth.
But for your Browning you can just use a little furniture polish spray on a cloth to clean it up. Those Browning have a heavy finish that is extremely tough. You'd realize that if you ever tried to refinish one. The only way I could get it all removed off my old A-bolt was by scraping with different shapes of glass shards. I wouldn't even come of with a furniture stripper!

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Old 03-25-2016, 01:15 PM
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That's a good idea bronko22000. I would never thought of furniture polish but it makes sense. Thanks. I love the finish on the Browning and don't want to ruin it by cleaning it with something that I shouldn't.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:32 AM
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And I don't suggest my way to anyone. A lot of stuff's been invented since. Can't compete with the newest and the best.

I only have longevity on my side.
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And I don't suggest my way to anyone. A lot of stuff's been invented since. Can't compete with the newest and the best.

I only have longevity on my side.
Hey old boy you ought to try some of the new stuff out there. I'm in my 60s and I've found that today's solvents are not only eco friendly but do a better job than the old tried and true stuff we used to use.

Don't be afraid of change. (unless you're talking about the change our current President is doing..lol)
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