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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #16
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Unless its chrome lined, I run a lightly oiled patch through the bore as the final step in my cleaning process for all my guns. If I don't have time to really clean one, an oiled boresnake does the trick!
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Old June 9th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #17
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+1 on running a swab down the tube with oil on it!
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #18
 
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I also run a patch with CLP on it down the bore. CLP contains a very fine oil and is less likely to capture soot.



All this talk about lubing your bore and running oil swabs down your tube is getting X rated.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 01:29 PM   #19
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Rem oil or Eezox, Eezox goes on wet then dries and protects very well against rust. And reduces heat friction 50%
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Old July 1st, 2011, 04:15 PM   #20
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the bore doesn't need lubed

lube in the chamber area can cause failures to extract.

The only time I lube the bores on my weapons is when I an putting them away and not planning to shoot them for a long time (like years)

Then I clean them with solvent before shooting



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I agree. Clean the bore. Then wipe it out very well with a cleaning patch or bore snake or whatever. If it leaves a small amount, I'm talking micron's of residue/protectent then all is well. You do not want to push a bullet that is already slightly larger than your bore down a barrel that is "wet" with lube. If so, you risk bursting a barrel in your hand. Again, using a bore cleaner that leaves pretty much a "invisible" protective lubricant, after running a dry patch through it is o.k. You do not want oil in a bore that you're about to shoot. Even a little too much oil can cause enough back pressure on the barrel to damge it and you. I seriously doubt if you'll find a manual that says to run lube down your bore after cleaning then shoot. Some bore cleaners leave a "dry" film of protectant behind. That's all well and good. I clean mine and until no traces of anything show up on the patch. Most modern cleaners will leave a very fine film that will prevent rust. Never shoot a gun with a "wet" bore, or you could quickly find yourself having a KB in your face.



If you put bore lube down your bore as a protective measure as in storing for a period of time, then run a dry patch through it before you shoot again..if you see traces of oil or lubricant on your patch, there is too much. Keep running patches or a bore snake through until patches come out clean.



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Old August 24th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #21
 
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I run multiple patches wet with Balistol down the barrel until the patch is clean,then one last patch thats dry, lube lightly all friction/contact points on the outside of barrel w/ kellube M12 and I`m done.
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I like fast bullets and fast women. How much faster does your chronograph say they go???






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Always good info like always good to know
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Old April 20th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #24
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The women, TOF, or the bullets?



I live in humid Florida. I run a protectant (CLP) through it if I plan on storing the gun for a while. My weekly shooters, I don't worry about. Funny, my first round is smokey after a heavy cleaning as the oils burn up. Its noticeable.



PS... Most fast women don't need any lube, but preservative???



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When women or cars get older they tend to need more lube.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 11:37 PM   #25
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Dribble some CLP down the bore and pull your Bore Snake thru. One time. It's now clean and lightly protected.



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A LIGHT coat of CLP works for me too.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 09:16 AM   #26
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one patch with a couple drops of Frog Lube and then a dry patch to wick up any leftover works for me.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 09:58 AM   #27
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REM oil after cleaning. Then run a dry patch through just before going to the range.
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Old August 19th, 2013, 01:46 PM   #28
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PS... Most fast women don't need any lube, but preservative???



Jeff
Best line ever...
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Old August 19th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #29
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Lubrication in the bore can cause pressure in the barrel to spike very high. I have see it happen in a .40 caliber Steyr M40. The pressure got so high that cases failed to extract and primers were flattened so bad that they even filled the void that is the primer pocket chamfer at the rear of the case. The indentation from the firing pin not only flattened but a circle of primer cup was shaved off the size of the firing pin hole. Removing the lube eliminated the problem.

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If you choose to oil the barrel, make sure you run a dry patch thru before you shoot. The oil will settle over time. When you shoot the gun, the bullet will push the oil against the barrel and cause a bulge.


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