RIFLE BARREL BORE CLEANING
HOW TO CLEAN RIFLE BARREL BORE.
BETTER ACCURACY WITH CLEAN RIFLE.
Rifle shooter in shooting competition cleans rifle barrels after 8-15
shots. It is a good rule to clean barrel when 20-30 shots are
through as a maximum shots fired. This depends on size of
cartridge case, and bore diameter. The larger the cartridge case
versus smaller bore diameter, then the more frequency is needed
in barrel bore cleaning.
1. After shooting 20 to 30 shots, the target, varmint or big game shooters should
use following method. Soak 2 to 3 patches with cleaning solvent I use
Shooters Choice, push from rear, up front through barrel, this will
take all loose fouling out.
Run copper brush with cleaning solvent, about 10 passes, through barrel. Add
solvent to brush after few passes, at muzzle end when brush is
out of barrel. After these passes 10 maybe 20 depending on
quantity of shots fired and condition of barrel, 2 dry patches are
pushed through barrel from rear. Now the barrel should be almost clean !
To clean more thoroughly, it is advisable to soak a plastic brush or fiber brush
with solvent and wet the bore of barrel! Let it stand overnight, and
check color of solvent next day. It may come out light green or
strong green, depending of fouling in barrel. If it comes out strong
green, brush some more with copper brush and repeat wetting
bore with solvent, and let it stand over next night. Wetting barrels is only
advisable with milder safe solvents, read the bottle instructions.
Some stronger Ammonia blended solvents can damage barrels if
left too long in barrel. It is advisable to leave barrels wet with
milder solvents until next shooting .
IMPORTANT! DRY BARREL OUT BEFORE SHOOTING .
Rifle cleaning instructions No 2.
Some Rifles can have rough bores, and foul badly.
For cleaning them it may be necessary to use stronger
solvents Ammonia blended. Use the Ammonia blended solvents
carefully and only for soaking wet for 15-20 Min’s. Don’t brush
them in with copper brush; this will ruin brush, use plastic or fiber
brush. Even abrasives like JB Compound,may be used to get out severe fouling,
but work carefully with them ! Best is to use oil soaked/abrasive patch
rolled around a cleaning jag and push through barrel in short
strokes, gradually towards the muzzle end. After using Ammonia
blended solvents, and or abrasives, it is advisable to use milder
solvents to clean barrel and do the color check overnight! When
cleaning process is done it is good workmanship to dry out
chamber of gun, clean locking lug area, inside of action and put
small dips of grease on locking lugs.