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strokesdmb
12-30-2012, 8:48 AM
What do you guys recommend to use to clean your rifle if you don't have any solvent?

geedavell
12-30-2012, 8:50 AM
I have some I'd give you if you weren't so far away. I'm using froglube now and love it !

strokesdmb
12-30-2012, 9:44 AM
Hmmm I'll have to try froglube. Everyone seems to like it

G-forceJunkie
12-30-2012, 11:43 AM
Rags, patches, and oil will get the bulk of the gunk out.

44fred
12-30-2012, 11:58 AM
Just curious why no solvent? I'm thinking solvents are pretty harsh in most cases. I've been using Kano Kroil with fantastic results on BCG's, barrels etc. That stuff just creeps into everything so you have to be careful with your wood stocks.

a308garand
12-30-2012, 1:57 PM
Use CLP to get the junk cleaned off with multiple cleaning patches and rags. Then re-oil using the same CLP. One bottle for everything.

kcstott
12-30-2012, 5:47 PM
2 is 1. 1 is none I always have a spare bottle of copper solvent on hand.
That said most rifles don't need it. CLP, Triflow, or WD40 on a brush and patches works well enough to get most of the gunk out.

strokesdmb
12-30-2012, 7:34 PM
Thanks a lot guys

ott1
12-30-2012, 7:43 PM
Ed's Red.

slo5oh
12-31-2012, 11:04 AM
Im just putting this out there, but if i had no solvent id probably just rub everything down with clean motoroil. Synthetic preferred, but whatever in a pinch. Wipe clean like usual, then oil those spots that usually need oiled... Something is better than nothing.

LCU1670
12-31-2012, 11:18 AM
Miltec.

stilly
12-31-2012, 12:19 PM
Eds Red is nice. I have a trp operator soaking in it right now. I am about to go out and wipe it all down. Good stuff although I am sure there is better by now. But this only cost me $26 for a gallon of it with parts leftover after I mixed it up.

Rusty Scabbard
12-31-2012, 8:55 PM
Don't clean. Just wipe and lube a little with 30 wt.

Gunsmith Dan
01-01-2013, 9:40 PM
If you got no solvent Simple Green works in a pinch as it dissolves carbon really well, since that is what your copper and lead is sticking to.