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choke cleaners

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BIG RY, May 10, 2008.

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  1. BIG RY

    BIG RY TS Member

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    I use the comp-n-chokes in my o/u and to get them clean after a afternoon of shooting is a real pain. Is there a product out there that will get the gunk off of them.
     
  2. maclellan1911

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    I use carb cleaner on my chokes,bought the 1 gallon jug and keep a small amout in glass jar just for chokes. I do not use it on any othe parts or blued parts. I do not know if will damage other parts finish?
     
  3. Dave P

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    Plain ole Hoppe's #9 works for me on the choke tubes and barrels. I take the tubes out once a year, clean them "with Hoppe's" and coat them with STOS and put them back in. Never had a problem!
     
  4. mercedesman1981

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    I use hopope's too, I will use a drill motor and brass brush if they are really bad.

    Mike
     
  5. Dave P

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    mike: I also use a brush and battery drill but I use a 10 Ga. brush because of back-boring. I guess it doesn't matter though because the cleaning rods are absolutely unbalanced and consequently if used or rather pushed through slowly will do the job and never hurt anything. Dave P
     
  6. JBrooks

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    I clean my gun about every 300-500 rounds or once a week whichever comes first. I put a swab on a 10 gauge brush, dip in #9 and run it through a couple of times to wet the dirt. I pull out the choke and set it in the bottle of #9 to soften the gunk. Wrap a piece of steel wool on the brush and run it through a few times. Take off the wool and put on a clean swab and dry out the barrel. Use a smaller brush to clean the choke and a chip brush to clean the ports. Run a swab wet with oil through the barrel and put the choke back in with some oil on the threads.
     
  7. plinker61

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    makita cordless drill,12 ga brush,dipped in hoppes ,run drill in tube for 1 min & flush with brake clean,clean as a whisle,mark
     
  8. Bruce Em

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    "Choke" and Carb cleaner ! What else !

    do it outside, nasty stuff

    works INSTANTLY
     
  9. phirel

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    Carburetor cleaner and break cleaners are usually acetone. The least expensive way to buy it is in a paint department. It evaporates quickly. Other paint cleaners/solvents will evaporate slower and give a bit more working time. Simple paint thinner is pretty good.

    Pat Ireland
     
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