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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Warren, Pa - Clarion Co. Camp
Re: Cleaning your inlines
I get mine spotless with only a handful of patches. Shooting 777 pellets.
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.
You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!