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November 24, 2009
Ultimately you want to follow your manufacturers instructions as far as cleaning goes. What to use for cleaning is pretty standard. I like the Hoppe's #9 line of solvents and lubricants. The solvent works great at removing powder, rust or anything else that might build up on your firearm. It's important to regularly clean your firearm to prevent major buildups. Regular small cleanings will prevent one major cleaning job.
Always follow the manufactures recommendations as far as lubrication goes. Manufacturers are going to recommend what's right for your firearm. It's important to stock up on your cleaning supplies along with stocking up on your ammo. This will allow you to be able to shoot the weapon and keep it clean and working properly. Next time your at the gun store pick up some extra bottles of solvent and lubricating oil along with cleaning patches and barrel brushes or a bore snake. Having a gun that doesn't work due to improper maintenance will not do you any good if you need it for hunting or self defense.
Posted By: matthiasj
Tags: Firearms Cleaning