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rjackson1986
03-28-2013, 4:16 PM
I soaked the whole receiver in mineral spirits over night. I also applied bore cleaner and CLP. My patches keep coming out dirty. Any help would be great.

viper37
03-28-2013, 4:34 PM
Keep cleaning.

Vacaville
03-28-2013, 4:38 PM
I went through the same thing with my Mosin M44. I'd think it was getting clean and then I'd get another filthy patch. Just keep going.

jarhead714
03-28-2013, 4:40 PM
Use a bore brush yet?

rjackson1986
03-28-2013, 5:00 PM
I did use a brush. I'll just keep cleaning tomorrow.

yellowsled
03-28-2013, 5:07 PM
Gotta love non-chromed barrels

TrexTracker
03-28-2013, 5:13 PM
I did use a brush. I'll just keep cleaning tomorrow.

Just keep at it. It'll come out clean. You can do it! :gunsmilie:

Gutter
03-28-2013, 5:21 PM
Try a .308 viper bore snake. Did wonders for my SKS.

0321jarhead
03-28-2013, 5:23 PM
Try using KROIL. It for sure works better than all the others when it comes to a SKS barrel and other Eurasin toys.

C&Rtrader
03-28-2013, 5:37 PM
Are you cleaning cosmoline from your rifle or debris from a range trip?

ThemBastards
03-28-2013, 5:52 PM
Yeah I use boresnakes on my rifles and there is just more surface contact with each run through.

meaty-btz
03-28-2013, 6:31 PM
Mineral spirits may not affect carbon build up. You need something that will cut the hardened carbon.

I would suggest using one of the more caustic black powder cleaners. Plug one end, pour in, plug the other, let sit. Clean.

6mmintl
03-28-2013, 6:42 PM
Most yugo bores are rusted from corrosive ammo, just keep scrubbing with a good oversize bore brush (8mm) and copper solvent. Rinse out brush with warm water after/between scrubbing to stop ammonia attacking bronze bristles.

And dont even play around with bore snakes, messy, time consuming, and they also need cleaning afterwards, their a compact battlefield expediant cleaning system only unless you want to look cool at the 50 yard sniper line.

Get a good coated one piece cleaning rod and copper solvent.

Tom-ADC
03-28-2013, 6:55 PM
I've even used tooth paste on a brush to scrub the bore with a brush very mild abrasive also I've read where people punched out leather plugs, drilled a hole in them put four or five on a 10/32 brass screw so it would fit on a cleaning rod then put lapping compound on the leather plugs and run that thru the bore a few times. Guys have done this to help restore the bores on black powder guns.

rjackson1986
03-28-2013, 7:55 PM
Finally used hot water to get out all the last of cosmoline gunk. Worked like a charm. Barrel is clean as a whistle now.

Crusader
03-29-2013, 7:38 AM
My technique: Bronze brush for a few passes, then 2 or 3 patches soaked in Hoppes #9. Bronze brush for a few more passes, then 2 or 3 patches soaked in Hoppes #9. Bronze brush for a few more passes, then 2 or 3 patches soaked in Hoppes #9.

Once the patches start coming out relatively clean is when I start running dry patches for a bit, then more bronze brushing.

You will be surprised what will come out. I've had Mosin barrels go from pure black to nearly shiny. It just takes time.

NOTABIKER
03-29-2013, 7:43 AM
Gotta love non-chromed barrels

i have one mosin that i just give up trying to get a clean patch threw it, after about 30 i give up. it shoots good though: :)

Crusader
03-29-2013, 8:13 AM
Yep, the chrome lining is the real key... I used to spend about 20 to 30 minutes after a range session just to get a barrel clean. Now with my ChiCom Type 56, it only takes 6-8 patches and some bronze brushing.

C&Rtrader
03-29-2013, 8:47 AM
Finally used hot water to get out all the last of cosmoline gunk. Worked like a charm. Barrel is clean as a whistle now.

figured you were talking about cosmoline. Most of the suggestions here are for powder\copper fouling etc.

hot water works better, patches soaked in paint thinner or mineral spirits also work very well.

Crunch130
03-29-2013, 5:40 PM
FYI, if you do need to clean serious fouling, then JB's Bore Paste works well.

Crunch

Scout2Diesel
03-29-2013, 8:34 PM
Sharp Shoot R Patch Out + Sharp Shoot R Wipeout Accelerator (if you're in a hurry)

I let the Patch Out sit overnight in an nasty old 91/30. I could not believe how easily the black and blue crap would wipe out. Didn't really need to brush but ran a nylon.... It has grooves again.

They also make a Carbon Out product.

hermosabeach
03-29-2013, 9:17 PM
JB bore paste wrapped on a patch on a jig
Run 15-20 times in the bore

Run patches until dry

Run patches soaked in KROIL

Let soak 10 min

Run dry patches

Go back to pach wrapped on jig or brush that are coated in JB bore paste

This process should get the rust, powder and crap out of the barrels.

0321jarhead
03-30-2013, 6:01 AM
:iagree: That could not have been said any better.

Here is a good example....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaPzrAfemIE