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cleaning the ported holes on barrel

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by knutershooter, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. knutershooter

    knutershooter Member

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    Was cleaning one of my guns and noticed that there was kind of a build up on the inside of the barrel by the porting, ran brass brush down several times from both ends, tried to clean out the porting holes from the outside, but there is still a couple of peices stuck on the inside, Any suggestions for cleaning?

    I currently use the foaming bore cleaner, can't think of the name but it's in a blue can.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Carburetor cleaner works pretty well too....
     
  3. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    As Bill says, but I use toothepicks.
     
  4. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Pastry tip cleaners, they come in all different sizes. About .50 cents each from a bakery shop.

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  6. JLYON

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    Dewey port hole cleaning tool part #PBK PH.# 1-203-264-3064
    AND GET A BOTTLE OF RGS CLEANER PH. # C1-262-338- 2999 YOU WILL BE SET FOR MANNY SHOOTING SEASONS
     
  7. pigkiller

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    Shotgun Sports sells a tool for this called the "Ported barrel Punch."

    See link above.
     
  8. Jason Hassler

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    My 303 is ported and I clean the holes out with compressed air before running the tico tool down the barrel.
     
  9. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    I just use a jewlers drill like this one.


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  10. Bertmuss

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    After reading all the anti-porter's derisive comments about ported barrels on this site, I quit cleaning mine at all! . . .hoping they will clog up completely and heal over.
     
  11. wolfram

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    An old tooth brush soaked in Ed's Red. Quick and easy and no need for abrasives or power tools. Cleans the bore too with a few passes with a cotton mop soaked in the Red followed by a dry patch on a jag.
     
  12. Bvr Tail

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    wolfram

    I have found that any good cleaner that claims to clean out plastic residue, should not be applied with a toothbrush unless it has a metal/wooden handle!

    I use Gunzilla on the barrel, and it does remove all of the plastic, powder, and lead, but will destroy a plastic toothbrush in a matter of minutes.

    This stuff really works!!
     
  13. X Trap 2

    X Trap 2 TS Member

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    I had a shooter tell me he sprays lemon pledge in the ports and lets it soak for a while then shoots the gun. He says it blows the crud out. I never tried it. Ray
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    Soaked in about anything with a solvent in it and one shot will clear them out. I wouldn't use pledge. I think it has water in it.
     
  15. dbicknell

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    i use a pipe cleaners
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  16. Wolfman

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    I don't clean them and hope they plug completely. I hate them.
     
  17. ken1okie

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    Dead on Wolfman same here!
     
  18. 90Tshooter

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    I have used two ways.

    #1: I use pipe cleaner and solvent.

    #2: I get the residue softened up with solvent then blow out the gunk with air. Then run a rag down the barrel again.

    Joe
     
  19. yukonjack222

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    Spray with WD-40 the night before inside and out then the next morning walk out on the range by yourself and shoot one shell and all ports will be clean
     
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