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What do you use to clean your guns and how often do you do it?

One of these other posts got me to thinkin'. What cleaning solution do you use? What cleaning implements ?

I use a bunch of different stuff, depending on my mood.
Break Free is ok, but really messy.

One Shot is good and leaves a dry lube on the metal but I don't think it protects against rust very well - I could be wrong.

Hoppes makes me itch so I don't use it - even with gloves on.

My tools of choice are bore snakes - best invention since underwear, brass scrubbin brushes, toothpicks, qtips, and rags.
 

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:D Howdy ,
I am a Ballistol fan also . I use the moose milk ( ballistol/water mix ) to clean with and straight to lube with . Use standard patches and brushes . I found that the more I used Ballistol the easier cleaning got cause it seasoned the bores much the same as seasoning a cast iron frying pan . :grin:
 

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Ok I am about to set off a firestorm I am sure, my great grandfather was a gunsmith for at least 60 years and I learned from him. Hard habbits are hard to break. I use WD-40 for cleaning. Now before you guys get all bent out of shape I said I use it for cleaning not lubricating. I then spray everyting out with some kind of de-greaser. I lube moving parts with a molly grease. I have tried the Ballistoil I guess it takes gettin used to. I use whatever is handy to rust proof stuff. I have never had any trouble with my system. I use shooters choice on hp rifles mixed with Kroil. If there is alot of fouling out comes the JB.
 

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I wash'em with soap and water. I use a tight jag and patch. Lube with Ballistol. I do have a bronze brush if things get out of hand.
For the stainless pistols, pop off the wood pull the cylinder, throw'em in the dish washer, lube with Ballistol
 

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I use BreakFree CLP.

After researching the military specifications for this stuff, I was freekin' AMAZED at what it did and what it was good for.

I've never experienced a speck of after-rust from using it after hot-water washing the gun. Brushing out the bore and chambers helps, but is mostly unnessary.

US Navy SEAL teams use nothing but a hotwater rinse and CLP after prolonged seawater immersion of their weapons.

The US Navy uses it on medium to large-caliber cannon. Before CLP was specified as THE item for cannons, sodium bicarbonate wash and lots of bore punching was required to keep bores corrosion-free. Many naval cannon munitions still use black powder charge initiators, as do rocket munitions.

The US Army uses as a one-step cleaner, lubricant, and protectant for all small arms through tank cannon.

If it is "good enough for government work", it's good enough for me.
 
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