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Cleaning Ported Barrells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 525Shooter, Aug 30, 2009.

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  1. 525Shooter

    525Shooter Member

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    I have a Citori with ported barrels and they are a pain to clean. Does anyone have any unique tricks or recommendations of a cool apparatus to clean the ports?
     
  2. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

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    Not fancy, but a round toothpick will to a good job and you can get them for about a penny each. BTW, they are also good for picking stuff out of your teeth!!

    Mike
     
  3. DOBER01

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    Any smoke shop has wire embedded pipe cleaners. I have used them for years and they work great.
     
  4. OldGoat

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    I have several Citoris...unfortunately, all with those dad-gummed ported barrels. Tried cleaning the ports once...and gave up. Don't think it makes any difference in performance if the ports are clean or dirty...I worry more about hard lefts on Station 1 or hard rights on 5 or whether the country is going bankrupt (I think it is...) If you feel you just gotta clean those pesky ports, they sell skinny little brushes for the job. Best Regards, Ed
     
  5. hreinke

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    I pull the size drill that fits the holes in my drill motor and run it in and out of the holes. Works fine
     
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    Pastry tip cleaners, they come in all different sizes, very inexpensive. Find them in baking supply shop. Wayne

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  8. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    My tool ain't cool, but it works - a nylon toothbrush with some Hoppes #9... if the TB is long enough you can get inside as well. If you need a toy, try the Oral B or Crest's SpinBrush...

    Regards all,

    Jay
     
  9. BT-99 TBTI

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    Pipe cleaners works best for me. Plus you can get them in pink!!
     
  10. maclellan1911

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    shoot the gun, blows the crud out eventually. I have been trying to clog my ports.
     
  11. 525Shooter

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    Thanks to everyone for all of your creative ideas and input.
     
  12. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    Try a ringed paneling nail and Hoppe's #9.

    Jon Reitz
     
  13. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    round toothpicks work just fine, afterwards I blow out the holes under 100 lbs air pressure then boresnake it
     
  14. grntitan

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    Wayne---That is a great idea. I think my wife has one of those brushes in her baking cabinet. I may just have to permanetly borrow it. My sons gun is ported with the teardrop shaped ports and sometimes can be difficult to get in to the small end of the ports. Thanks, i'm stealing your idea.----Matt
     
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    Toothbrush and Hoppes #9. It doesn't have to be a nasty chore if you don't want it to be.
     
  16. kenf

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    I got one of these rods at the Shotgun Sports tent at the Grand a few years back and they work great. Wet the ports well with bore cleaner and run the rod down the barrel. The brush spinning on a drill creates enough heat that the ports melt open. Works great on the bore too.
     
  17. Bucko43

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    Heck, I just use spray gun cleaner and then chase it with 75lbs. of pressurized air. Then I run my cleaning rod through the barrel with Hoppe's #9. Have never had to clean one with a brush yet! And none of my ports are clogged either.
     
  18. grnberetcj

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    A gallon of gas and a match will work too.

    Curt
     
  19. WI Trapshooter

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    I use a drill bit that I hold with vise grips and go in and out and twist and good as new.
     
  20. sx1

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    Let the porting end of the barrel stand in a jar of solvent overnight, then go shoot the next day. Tip, don't let let your friends stand next to you.

    Norm
     
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