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Cleaning my guns

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    bd2021
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    Anybody have tips on cleaning my guns?

    I have a modified Benjamin pitbull and a FX Crown MKII .25.

    Like what solvents work the best. 

    For the .25, I have nothing that can go down the barrel.  Or does the smooth twist not need cleaning?

     

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    bd2021
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    oh I just found this video.  Problem is I don't know if it is good or not.

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    WorriedMan
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    bd,

        On page 9, General Discussion, AirborneB started a thread, "New Rifle Break In."  Included, you'll find a link to the AEAC Gun Cleaning video which features a popular AGN member method utilizing Ballistol and PatchWorm.  Enjoy the read, hope it helps, WM

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    bd2021
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    WorriedMan

    bd,

        On page 9, General Discussion, AirborneB started a thread, "New Rifle Break In."  Included, you'll find a link to the AEAC Gun Cleaning video which features a popular AGN member method utilizing Ballistol and PatchWorm.  Enjoy the read, hope it helps, WM

    Thank you.  I think I eventually found the video I think you're talking about.  Is it this one?

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    WorriedMan
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    bd,

       Yep, that's it.  I can't do links but recalled AirborneB's thread.  Was in your shoes a year ago, watched this member-recommended video, ordered Ballistol, PatchWorm, patches and cleaning pellets.  I don't do the cleaning pellet part of the video any longer, but the rest is still good.  I made a "weed-eater" line pull for my .177, so my cleaning kit is complete.  Good Luck, WM

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    bd2021
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    Thanks again for the video.

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    WorriedMan
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    bd,

      You're welcome, I consider it returning the favor of a kind member who helped me.  I'm sure you'll do the same, some day.  Best to You, WM

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    bd2021
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    So I ordered a patchworm and some ballistol lub spray and non-aerosol.  We'll see how it does.

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    WorriedMan
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      bd,

          Sounds good, not complicated, but I watched the video one more time, after my Ballistol and PatchWorm arrived, as a refresher.  Good news is air guns don't need cleaning as frequently as powder burners.  After a good initial cleaning I leave mine alone unless accuracy starts to suffer.  This cleaning system is very popular in the Nation so you'll feel right at home using it.  WM

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    bd2021
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    So I cleaned my crown.  I don't have the felt pellets like in the video, but boy, I pulled probably 4 dozen patches. 

    I used some of the circular patches that came with patchworm, but switched to some cotton squares / old t-shirts.  I think I need to clean some more tomorrow. 

     

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    Greg_E
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    I like Hoppes #7 best, Balistol didn't clean as well as I liked. it also beaded up in the barrel after I ran a wet storage patch through. I won't use it anymore except a quick wipe if I'm at the range. Just my experience and what I now do. Patchworm is great for a quick clean, but buy yourself a real cleaning kit, one that goes down to 17 and up through 12 gauge.

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