Gun Care - Deer Hunting Forums

Go Back   Deer Hunting Forums > General Forums > The Campfire
The Campfire Got something besides hunting on your mind? Discuss anything "off topic" around the campfire.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2009, 04:45 PM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,675
Default Gun Care

It will be interesting to see what everyone uses to clean/care for their guns. This may sound strange but after proper cleaning I coat/polish all my guns with Bruce's wood floor wax. I been using this for over 20 years and it works! I have never had a rust issue and believe it provides a good weather protection.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2009, 05:01 PM
BruceBruce1959's Avatar
BruceBruce1959 BruceBruce1959 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 5,414
Default

I use all Hoppes solvents and lubricant products, I've never ever had any rust develop.
__________________
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome of the vote.
-Benjamin Franklin

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2009, 05:27 PM
ronn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

hoppe's solvent. outters oil. I use an expanding foam once in a while to get the copper fouling but can remember who makes it. then clean again with hoppe's.
Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-15-2009, 08:26 PM
Kreygh Kreygh is offline
B&C 100 Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Talmo, Georgia
Posts: 36
Default

I have always used an old wash cloth to wipe the whole gun and stock down with thin coat of Vaseline and then I use another wash cloth to wipe it down again to remove the excess. I hunt a lot in the rain and I don't develop any rust...I'm pretty anal about cleaning them after every hunt or visit to the shooting range.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2009, 04:32 AM
buckfever's Avatar
buckfever buckfever is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceBruce1959 View Post
I use all Hoppes solvents and lubricant products, I've never ever had any rust develop.
Im a hoppes man myself...
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2009, 10:23 AM
onehorse's Avatar
onehorse onehorse is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 776
Default

After trying lots of cleaning solvents over the years, here are a few that I really like and recommend: First is "Sweet's 7.62" - it is an aggressive cleaner which gets the job done fast and thoroughly. Next is "J-B Non-Embedding Bore Cleaning Compound" (from Brownell) - a paste that I use once or twice a year depending on how much shooting I've done.
Here's something you might try to test this product: clean your rifle your usual way, then use J-B. You'll be surprised at how much fouling comes out of your tube. This is especially useful for older guns that have had years of build-up even though you think that you've been cleaning them well. "Break Free" is another good cleaner/lubricant/preservative. Finally, I like the synthetic lubricants like "Hoppe's Elite" as a final coat after cleaning.

Last edited by onehorse; 01-17-2009 at 10:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2009, 10:55 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,675
Default

ronn, how many foaming does it take to break up the residue?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2009, 11:41 AM
ronn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

once seems to work. i got it at wally. i think it was outers. i'll look for it. spray it in the breech until it comes out the muzzle. wait 15min and run rags till they come out clean. then for good measure, and the smell, i clean with hoppes #9.
Couldn't find it, I must be out. Outers gunslick makes it but the can doesn't look right. There is a foam called Wipe Out that looks like the right can, well the colors are right. You can find Wipe Out at eabco.com. Outers could have changed the packaging since the last time I bought some. sorry about that but it was one of the two, but i'm 90% sure it was the outers gunslick.

Last edited by ronn; 01-17-2009 at 11:44 AM.
Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2009, 03:37 PM
WHITETAILFEVER's Avatar
WHITETAILFEVER WHITETAILFEVER is offline
B&C 140 Class
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NE. N.Y.
Posts: 517
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buckfever View Post
im a hoppes man myself...
me to!!all hoppes
__________________
GRAB LIFE BY THE HORNS
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-18-2009, 11:43 AM
Hunting Man Hunting Man is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Oregon, Ohio
Posts: 7,675
Default

thanks ronn I will try it, I also use Hoppes for the inside of the cleaning chores. I do however use Remington oil with teflon for all the moving parts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top Posters
Hunting Man7675
buckfever5650
BruceBruce19595414
timberghost3912
joel the signman3608
tator3175
gfdeputy22828
delbert1507
Buckshot1219
hunt NH1203
Photos
country
bigevil1
country
Team DHC Articles


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 AM.



    LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC8