Corrosive Ammo

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180
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Upstate NY
Best cleaning and lubrication for weapons using corrosive ammo? I've an AK74 with which I use surplus russian ammo which has corossive primers. Right now I pour a tea-kettle full of boiling water through the receiver/barrel/gas tube, then clean with Hoppes, and lube with a few drops of Dexron VI. This seems to work - no visible rust. Are there any other better/different/easier ways of cleaning corossive residue?
 
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MIDDLE GEORGIA
I use janitorial strength ammonia, from Ace Hardware, to kill the coeeosive salts. Just push one patch through the bore w/ the ammonia, wait about a minute, then finish cleaning w/ homemade( Ed's Red) cleaner/lubricant. This has worked for me for over a decade.
 
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Phila,PA
I think you could just use a good cleaner and oil. I like Remington SHOT GUN cleaner. It comes in a big spray can. Just spray the firearm down, scrub scrub, spray again, scrub scrub. Towel down/dry. Then a light spray of Remington RemOil. Should do the job well.
 
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Zip 28056
Take a bottle of Windex to the range with you. A good couple of sprays in the barrel from the muzzle and then the breech a shot or 2 in the receiver at the end of the shoot. Clean with hot soapy water and rince well when you get home. Finish up with your favorite CLP products.
 
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Portland, OR
+1 on the windex. I have a old russian gun and couldent find good ammo when I got it so I bought some sort of armanian surplus stuff that was corrosive. An old timer at the range told me to use the windex when using corrosive ammo. If not im sure #9 will get it out. I dont use #9 any more because the fumes make me feel sick so I just use simple green.
 
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Danville, Indiana
 Originally Posted By: Kestas
I don't see why any good lube shouldn't work. Most lubes are alkaline.
Someone please explain why something like Breakfree CLP or Rem Oil would not work. What about an action cleaner?
 
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Location
'Stralia
I don't believe that it's acid that's the problem, but the salts like Potassium Chloride left after the primer does it's thing. I believe that water is the best way of getting it out.
 
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