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#207762 - 09/11/10 01:44 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
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Care? I happen to like shooters choice, and their oil.

Feeding? I've owned as many as 4 .22LRs at once, and guess what? EACH had their own favorites - it depends on how they are chambered, and rifles, plus on the individual firearm

One loved Rem Standard Velocity (TRY and find that), one (my 10-22) loved Remington High Velocity - my Savage target rifle loved certain lots of Eley Tenex (Please do NOT pass out when you look at the price tag on THAT ammo - $18/box - of 50, NOT for a brick)

So, with that, we are talking rifles that liked everything from inexpensive to 'you pay what for a box of .22 ammo?' - BTW, the gun that loved the Rem Standard didn't like the Tenex, and the 10-22 put it in the 'it's OK' category - I did have to TRY
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#207782 - 09/11/10 10:50 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: KG2V]
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Originally Posted By: KG2V
Care? I happen to like shooters choice, and their oil.. . .
Check out http://www.shooters-choice.com/ Notice that Shooters Choice markets FP-10 -- watch the video, good stuff.

After cleaning cleaning, I treat the bore of my rifles with FP-10 and then run a dry patch to remove excess. Not only does it protect the bore while in storage, it also leaves a thin coat between the steel and any fouling, making it easier to clean next time.

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#208192 - 09/17/10 06:01 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: Russ]
LED Offline
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Just read this interesting NY Times article. I guess the point is, even if you only clean your guns once a year they'll probably still outlast you. There's an Enfield in there from 1915.

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#208379 - 09/20/10 10:25 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
chickenlittle Offline
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Registered: 06/06/10
Posts: 102
Loc: Canada
If I remember right you live on a boat on the ocean.
So salty air and moisture.
Use oil on the guns.
A drop or two on the bolts and in the actions, and run an oily swab through the bore after you have been out shooting to slow the rust down.
About once every year or two take them apart and scrub the dust, lint and mouse nests out of the actions with an old toothbrush.
Other than that I just say regular ammo from any decent brand.

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#208380 - 09/20/10 11:18 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
Oware Offline
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Registered: 10/23/09
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Loc: 49th parallel
Best stuff to prevent rust-- eezox.

Beat militec, clp old and new, and fp10 all hollow.

Here are the tests with pictures.

http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html



Edited by Oware (09/20/10 11:26 PM)
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#208400 - 09/21/10 04:42 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: Oware]
dweste Offline
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I did not see Militec in the test but will go through it again.

Anyway great find and thanks for sharing it!

Edit:

MSDS:

eezox http://www.eezox.info/msds.html

militec-1 http://www.militec1.com/msds1.html

Maybe someone with chemical knowledge can compare and contrast these products?

Edit 2: Best I could find on Sentry Solutions stuff:
http://armedamericanreport.org/general/shooting-fighting-and-all-about-gun-lube/


Edited by dweste (09/21/10 11:47 AM)

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#208408 - 09/21/10 02:04 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
Oware Offline
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Registered: 10/23/09
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Loc: 49th parallel
Originally Posted By: dweste
I did not see Militec in the test but will go through it again.




Look at the bottom photo of metal plates after 11 weeks.

http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
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#208426 - 09/21/10 08:26 PM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: Oware]
dweste Offline
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Thanks! I missed the Militec plate test somehow.

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#208977 - 10/04/10 10:08 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
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Loc: Central California
Stumbled into the American Gunsmithing Institute;s DVD on disassembling a nd reassembling the Remington 870 shotgun. Twenty bucks and includes a coupon for a free bore light.

www.AmericanGunsmith.com

Still exploring, but many other offerings by this outfit.

Also got a freebie mini-DVD on the OTIS guide to properly cleaning firearms. Pretty sure they are online and a google or other search would find them.

My concern and confusion about the best cleaning and preserving products continues. It appears to be like ... and elbows, everybody has an opinion but trustworthy information a challenge to find.

Going to explore an outfit called "Dewey" that is supposed to be one of the premier gun cleaning tool and supply companies.

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#209239 - 10/07/10 05:33 AM Re: Proper care and feeding of shotgun and rifle [Re: dweste]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
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Loc: Central California
Added a Tipton Best Vise and a Dewey .22 cleaning rod to the arsenal care gear. On the Dewey website they show Shooter's Choice products in use. Bore guides? Muzzle protectors? Aircraft aluminum cleaning rod adapters, jags, and brushes instead of brass or bronze?

More to learn!


Edited by dweste (10/07/10 05:37 AM)

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