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Thread: When you clean your bolt guns, how many patches, how clean, when is enough enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromMyColdDeadHand View Post
    Heck, I don't like bringing patches back to the chamber. If you jag punch them, they drop once you get past the barrel.
    Yes, this is my practice. That's why I'm finding it difficult to understand why a person would want to run a dirty patch through the chamber and bore 25 times. I welcome further instruction on this point....but I've never heard anyone suggest this practice before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsllc View Post
    This does not make any sense at all.

    A rifle barrel can be both hand-lapped and button rifled. I fail to see the difference here. Lapping is a process done to a barrel to eliminate machining marks; smithing out tough places in the bore.

    Hand-lapped barrels tend to shred less copper and oftentimes clean with fewer passes when new, but factory standard barrels break in with time. Premium barrels or aftermarket match-grade barrels tend to be hand-lapped.


    ETA:

    The rifling types we most common see are button-rifled, cut-rifled, and hammer-forged.

    Most barrels in the precision rifle community tend to be button rifled (think Shilen, Lilja, Douglas, Schneider, Hart, etc) or cut-rifled (Kreiger, Bartlein, etc)

    Rarely do we see hammer-forged except factory rifles like Tikka, Ruger, etc.

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    I meant cut rifled or button rifled, and hand lapped or not but I mixed the two together.

    Thanks for catching that. You earned one internet point today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonesshowmonkey View Post
    I honestly expected this thread to be comical, but it's super informative. Sometimes, M4C really shines. Odd that it's mostly in the non-AR-related forums...

    Anyway, I use Sweets and Kroil. I send some kroil down the bore and let it soak a while, then run a nylon brush down before patching it dry. Do the same with Sweets. EuroDriver shared his method with me, and that is all I've used. Bore Tech Eliminator sounds fricken sweet(s), though. I'll have to take a look.
    FWIW my new method is bore tech eliminator lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurodriver View Post
    I meant cut rifled or button rifled, and hand lapped or not but I mixed the two together.

    Thanks for catching that. You earned one internet point today.
    Yay! Iíll try not to spend it all at one place


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