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Re: A boring topic

#26 Post by TheMule » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:36 am

A mix of two parts gas and one part 20w50 oil. I use this and for quick jobs, CLP.

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#27 Post by lurker » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:25 am

TheMule wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:36 am
A mix of two parts gas and one part 20w50 oil. I use this and for quick jobs, CLP.

No issues in 14 years.
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#28 Post by K9s » Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:31 pm

TheMule wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:36 am
A mix of two parts gas and one part 20w50 oil. I use this and for quick jobs, CLP.

No issues in 14 years.
The fumes would be a problem in the winter (inside an enclosed room/area) for me.
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Re: A boring topic

#29 Post by brownbob06 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:25 pm

Does everyone use a separate solvent and lubricant? I just started shooting and am using CLP because that's what the gun shop recommended. I use it for everything. Clean with it, wipe down, then lube with it as well.

Is there an advantage to having dedicated products?

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Re: A boring topic

#30 Post by K9s » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:06 pm

brownbob06 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:25 pm
Does everyone use a separate solvent and lubricant? I just started shooting and am using CLP because that's what the gun shop recommended. I use it for everything. Clean with it, wipe down, then lube with it as well.

Is there an advantage to having dedicated products?
What ammo are you shooting out of what?

I just do it that way because I started using solvent for my milsurps. I shot surplus commie ammo for decades because it was cheap (and it was corrosive). I am no expert, but I also worried about fouling from the bullets themselves.

You should be fine with CLP depending on the ammo you shoot and the type of projectile. Others may disagree.
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#31 Post by CDFingers » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:52 pm

I don't really think there's a "bad" product or set of products to clean bores. With me, I learned a way and found no need to change. Younger shooters will want to try many things, like we old farts did, and they'll get their recipe. We just had fewer products to choose from. Nowadays, better living through chemistry, as it were.

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Re: A boring topic

#32 Post by brownbob06 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:54 pm

9mm luger fiocchi in a Canik TP9sfx. I've only shot it once (just got it) so I don't have a long lime in it to see if there are any negatives personally. I grew up in the country so my shooting experience is with shotguns and 22s while hunting and honestly my dad did all the cleaning as they were his guns and tbh I don't think there was a ton of cleaning being done to the guns.

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#33 Post by K9s » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:05 pm

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Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:54 pm
9mm luger fiocchi in a Canik TP9sfx. I've only shot it once (just got it) so I don't have a long lime in it to see if there are any negatives personally. I grew up in the country so my shooting experience is with shotguns and 22s while hunting and honestly my dad did all the cleaning as they were his guns and tbh I don't think there was a ton of cleaning being done to the guns.
I grew up with hunting and firearms. The parents and grandparents were very careful about cleaning. It was mostly because that rifle was the only they had, but also because they were "trained" to clean well in the military. In WW2, they couldn't just turn them into the armory at the end of the day.

I use grease on 1911s and some rifles while many don't do that.

You should be fine with CLP and that ammo. You'll have plenty of time to decide in the future. If I had just one 9mm handgun, I would probably just use CLP, too. For me, letting the bore cleaner sit while I clean the rest of the firearm works for me. I have no real data to prove or disprove the necessity.

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#34 Post by lurker » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:08 pm

clp is good enough for uncle sam. for what that's worth.
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Re: A boring topic

#35 Post by SubRosa » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:46 pm

Most of my guns clean up nicely & easily. A run or two with a bore snake & oil, and they are good to go. The outers get a silicone rag.

My Dads' old Enfield No.1 MkIII just gets copper fouled every time out, even with a superb, mirror bore. No. 9 is what it wants, so that is what it gets. I still have the big glass bottle I bought back in '78. A little goes a long way...

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Re: A boring topic

#36 Post by MayhemVI » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:11 am

brownbob06 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:25 pm
Does everyone use a separate solvent and lubricant? I just started shooting and am using CLP because that's what the gun shop recommended. I use it for everything. Clean with it, wipe down, then lube with it as well.

Is there an advantage to having dedicated products?
You're absolutely fine going with CLP. Never heard a bad word about it.
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