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I knew a feller once that used to use store shelf windex to swab out the bore with ...

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I think I've read that people sometimes use windex to clean the bore after firing corrosive ammo.
 

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If ya' shoot corrosive ammo such as the surpluss stuff that is sold for 8mm Mausers, make a mixture of water and amonia. The ratio is 1/3 amonia and 2/3 water. Swab the bore and then swab it dry. I'v read that It kills the salt that is produced when the charge is fired.

I have a two 8mm Mausers and I can verify that it does work. I got the info on the net but I can't remember where right off. Look around a bit on Mauser sights and you'll find it. I don't know if this applys in any way to rifles shooting the non-corosive types of powder.....Blast Away :D
 

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I prep my K98 barrel after I shoot corrosive ammo with Windex, I dont clean it with it. I put a kettle of water on the stove and get it almost boiling, then mix some dawn or other dish soap and put the muzzle in the water, from there I run the cleaning rod thru the barrel as normal. Afterwards I check it every few hours so see if theres any rust comming up and the next day I check it, no rust yet......

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Windex is supposed to work great, read that somewhere, although I have not tried it yet myself. the one time I fired my 8mm mauser I flushed it with hot water, no rust yet. I will try the windex next time. thanks all this is great info. might just have to start shooting my mauser more often now.
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I have used Zippo lighter fluid at the range. Just run saturated patches thru the bore . It cuts the powder residue and fowling, and evaporates quickly and completely. Works great on black powder and pyrodex as well.
 

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FWIW,

I have seen folks use the ammonia mixture right after leaving the firing line, they said it worked better that sooner you use it. THis was on a center fire line or a blackpowder line. HTH
 
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