What Is The Best Bore Cleaner?
So now you've completed your disassembled gun, put it all back together and put it aside for storage. Now what? Well you want to make sure you have the proper gun bore cleaner to get the most out of your gun. There are a number of different brands on the market and not all are made equally. Here are some guidelines you can follow to help you choose which product is right for your needs.
Gun B Bore Cleaner - The US military has issued standard specifications for the gun bore cleaner they use. These standards ensure that the product you choose is up to the task. This is why you can find them in both commercial and household application. Spread out the gun s certain metal pieces you dismantled in Step 1: the magazine, barrel, bolt and slide together. Then, wipe each piece down with a solvent-proof dry patch or simply using a cleaning pad and rag to remove any excess cleaner and dry.
Gun B Bore Scaler - Cleaners come in two varieties: wet and dry powder. Dry powder cleaners will leave a powder residue on your item while wet powder will absorb the oil and the dirt and grime instead. For maximum effectiveness, we recommend using both powder and dry powder gun bore cleaner as an ensemble approach. However, if you have a sensitive environment and only wish to clean a few items at a time, you may use dry powder products.
Gun Oil - A gun bore cleaner and powder mixture is typically in a can. We recommend you avoid cans that are tightly sealed as their product could contain lead or other highly refined toxic chemicals. Instead, search for can options which state "for general use" on the label. We highly recommend gun oil as a very effective bore cleaner due to its high lubricity and ease of application.
How to Use Gun Oil - After completing your cleaning, let your moving parts go to sleep for a couple of hours. The next step is to pre-heat your machine to prevent damage from the cleaning solution. Once this is done, apply a generous amount of gun oil. You should then allow it to penetrate the moving parts thoroughly, lubricating them as well. Allow the lubrication to settle and then wipe away the excess.
Rust Remover - Hoppe's Gun Nut compound is a highly prized gun cleaning solvent because it is so highly refined. For this reason, it must be used in conjunction with an effective penetrating rust penetrator. To find the best gun cleaning solvent we recommend that you start with one part rust remover and two parts penetrators. Start by applying the rust penetrator in small doses and only on those areas that require it the most. This way you can avoid adding too much compound as well as creating a sensitive mess.
Gun Boring Cleaner - Unlike regular cleaners, gun borings formulas are actually capable of penetrating deeper than just about anything. In fact, they can even penetrate through metal as well as non-metal surfaces. To make sure that this formula does what it claims to do we recommend that you follow the directions on the bottle. On a brand new bore, you will first apply a coat of the formula to a medium sized area. After this you can go ahead and apply the rust/ corrosive formula directly to the moving parts.
Gun Boring Clips - If you want to protect your moving parts from the everyday wear and tear then we recommend that you buy Hoppe's Gun Nut clippers. For those of you who might not know, Hoppe's Gun Nut clippers have been clinically proven to extend the life of your blades by up to 100 years. If you want to get technical Hoppe's Gun Nut clippers use diamond studded carbide wheels that wrap tightly around your blades. The best bore cleaner out there is also capable of cleaning up to two hundred and fifty thousand rags. That is pretty impressive, right?