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Cleaning BETWEEN every shot

PostedCOLON Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:28 pm
by Etienne Brule

I would like to know what is the best way to clean between each shot.

I tried blowing way with no succes; I also tried NO cleaning for 10 shots: group opens ++

What is your way ? Any advice.

I thank you for your attention.


Re: Cleaning BETWEEN every shot

PostedCOLON Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:36 am
by DRCook
One of the board members here sells delrin rods expressly for this purpose.

These rods are thin enough and flexible enough to probably clear the action on the trapdoor type of rifle. You probably should contact beltfed and see if he has or knows someone who has (or already is using) one of his thinner rods on a trapdoor.

The you could simply push a patch or two through their barrels between shots. A damp one can be followed by a dry one, and then the chamber dried with one of the "fluffy" barrel swabs just like folks are doing with the falling block type of actions.

I know the one that I purchased is thin and flexible enough.

Re: Cleaning BETWEEN every shot

PostedCOLON Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:09 am
by macca
Don't clean between shots, manage the fouling between shots. I'm having really good success with two moderately loose patches dampened with 1/10 soluble machine oil and water. As I partially breech seat the bullets I need to clear the fouling from the chamber end. I don't dry or polish the barrel. The soluble machine oil leaves a lubricant film on the barrel surface. I don't get leading with this method. Shot 100.4 from the bench (2 inch bull 13 shots 10 to count)100m last shoot with my Browning 45/90
Cheers macca

Re: Cleaning BETWEEN every shot

PostedCOLON Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:04 pm
by Etienne Brule
Thank you for your attention.


Re: Cleaning BETWEEN every shot

PostedCOLON Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:41 pm
by beltfed
I have been wiping between shots right along for years on my Trapdoor as well as a Martini. Several others have been using my system.
I even shipped a setup to a fellow in Australia for his Martini.
I use my 5/16" dia, /8-32 threaded delrin wiping rod with rod guide, along with my Flex Tip adaptor to make it easier to turn the corner
in the TD action.
See my note on delrin wipe rods in "for sale" on this forum and contact me if interested in a rod and flex tip adaptor.