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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning your inlines

How clean are you guys getting your inlines after shooting... Is it you go till there is zero dirt on a wet patch. I can get it next to zero on a dry but still seem to have some dirt. I shoot white hots and you would think these things would clean easier.

Also, what are you methods for cleaning them?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 01:40 PM
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Re: Cleaning your inlines

I use the hot soapy water method. Seems to be the quickest and most efficient method of cleaning blackpowder and pyrodex.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 02:31 PM
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Re: Cleaning your inlines

I get mine spotless with only a handful of patches. Shooting 777 pellets.

between shots:
one wet patch in/out, flip, in/out
two dry in/out, flip, in/out for each

I just repeat this for a final cleaning until it's clean. usually less than 12 patches. I, of course, pull the breech plug for the final cleaning and scrub that and the chamber really well.

For long term in the cabinet I run an alcohol soaked patch down the bore and let it dry out. It pulls any moisture out and there's no oxidation to take place. I've stored with bore butter in the past and end up with a coat of surface rust in the bore. Not damaging mind you, but rust nonetheless and I don't want it there.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-18-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: Cleaning your inlines

I normally use the hot H2O method. But I also have a TC product called T17 that cleans it up real well.

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Re: Cleaning your inlines

I use rubbing alcohol and it works great!!

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Re: Cleaning your inlines

Well it seems I never get my blued barrels to ever come out perfectly clean, however, after cleaning stainless steel barrels, they come clean w/ ease.
I use T/C's T17 spray cleaner at end of season, I use T/C's no. 13 throughout season.
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Re: Cleaning your inlines

Buy a Savage 10ML II and shoot smokeless powder... Then you don't have to deal with that anymore!
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Re: Cleaning your inlines

I have a stainless TC Omega. I clean it by removing the breach plug and putting the hose from the basement sink in the back and turning on the water. It gets out most of the 777 powder. Then I run several patches thru until they come out dry. I finish by cleaning the breach plug and running a patch of bore butter thru the barrel.


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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 06:33 PM
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Re: Cleaning your inlines

I use blackhorn209 and it cleans up with regular hoppes #9 no messing around with water, just clean like you would any other rifle and its done.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 07:08 PM
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Re: Cleaning your inlines

Blackhorn209 and Butch's bore shine. I remove the breach plug on my ProHunter barrel and clean it...then do the plug...and put it back together.

All is good.

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