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Old 02-11-2018, 06:31 PM
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Cleaning rifles today. Usually alternate patches of kroil, butches bore shine, and hopps. Dry patches in between, until they come out clean. Was wondering which is the best to finish with? Or if it makes any difference. What do you professional gunsmith guys do?
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No wd-40 period. a thicker oil will stay in place better, do you shoot often?

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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post

do you shoot often?

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Big rifles mostly just during hunting season. Maybe 10 to 20 rounds each counting pre-season sight in.

The 22 magnums usually take brunt of 50-round + range visits whenever we get the notion.

Never use wd-40 for cleaning firearms.
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Big fan of fluid film myself.
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Breakfree CLP or Hoppes #9 for rust/moisture prevention.
For cleaning: FrogLube
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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
No wd-40 period. a thicker oil will stay in place better, do you shoot often?

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Agree with no WD40 I don't know why it is so popular, it doesn't protect for any length of time at all. Many years ago I used hoppe's and with some of my guns not being used very often I had some rust on a couple from not oiling them often enough.

I then found Triflow, it is the best stuff I have ever used for protecting without needing to reapply. I have a couple blued wall hangers that I have not touched for probably 2 years. There is no rust and there wont be. In my shop I use the metal working tools fairly often but the wood working tools may sit for a year or more at times. On the planer and jointer there is absolutely no rust and there is no need to reapply the Triflow even if they sit for a year. It is really good stuff and I'm sure that if you use it you will be impressed.

I have heard good stuff about the Fluid Film that Autobaun mentioned but I don't want to risk trying it because the Triflow works so well.
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Clean with Hoppes.
Dry patch.
Then Remington oil.
Into the safe with dehumidifier.
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Originally Posted by KismetLRC View Post
Breakfree CLP or Hoppes #9 for rust/moisture prevention.
For cleaning: FrogLube
Be careful mixing frog lube with petroleum lubricants. Especially on intricate parts that are subject to gumming up, such as firing pins.

Good stuff, but is supposed to be used independent of other oils/greases.
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love the smell of Hoppes #9
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ATF is as good as anything. Automatic Transmission Fluid that is.

Research "Ed's Red". Its as good as anything for cleaning and leaves a film of ATF.
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If you are looking for longer term storage protection,Corrosion X sprayed on a patch is hard to beat.
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Is the barrel chrome lined? I oil my chrome lined barrels, but I'm not sure it is important.

Lately I've been using Mobil 1 oil for lubricant on my cans of whipped cream. Definitely not scientific, but I think it protects just fine.

This guy did some pretty exhaustive testing, at least its an interesting read:

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/view...p?f=2&t=398836
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
ATF is as good as anything. Automatic Transmission Fluid that is.

Research "Ed's Red". Its as good as anything for cleaning and leaves a film of ATF.
Ed’s Red is aswome. One thing to know about it, you do need to occasionally add some acetone to it. I only use it for cleaning, but makes sense for it to act as an all in one. It takes plastic residue out of a shotgun barrel better than anything else I’ve user. I do follow up after the fact with a squirt of fluid film down each tube, followed by a dry patch or bore snake
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Ed’s Red is aswome. One thing to know about it, you do need to occasionally add some acetone to it. I only use it for cleaning, but makes sense for it to act as an all in one. It takes plastic residue out of a shotgun barrel better than anything else I’ve user. I do follow up after the fact with a squirt of fluid film down each tube, followed by a dry patch or bore snake
“Down each tube”.
Sounds like a bird/clay gun!

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