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How/What to use to clean out your ports???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Felice Taddz, May 3, 2009.

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  1. Felice Taddz

    Felice Taddz Member

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    Guys, what do you use to clean out your ports. I noticed that my ports are very dirty on my O/U and I don't know, how/what to clean them out with. Any ideas???

    Taddz
     
  2. trappermike

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    The Port of Oakland is dredged. For my shotgun, a round toothpick.

    Mike
     
  3. Felice Taddz

    Felice Taddz Member

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    Mike good one, I never thought of the toothpick.
     
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    Eyelash brush. Bill Malcolm
     
  5. Felice Taddz

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    Bill, my wife didn't like that one.

    I did
     
  6. Beretta687EELL

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    Buy her a new one (LOL). Bill Malcolm
     
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    small drill bit ( by hand of course)
     
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    Pipe cleaners. J.Woolsey
     
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    Yep, pipe cleaners and #9.
     
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    Carburator cleaner and a pipe cleaner. Mike Sharkey, DC
     
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    1/8 " drill bit. By hand.
     
  12. Old Cowboy

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    pipe cleaners work good, also....if it's REALLY baked in, Dewey makes a handy little port brush.

    John C. Saubak
     
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    Plastic straw from WD 40 can.
     
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    Just looked at the Dewey sight, thats a nice little brush, might have to get one.
     
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    I agree with previous posts, I use pipe cleaners & Hoppes #9; works great and smells good. BT-100dc
     
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    Prune juice&castor oil
     
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    Toothbrush and Hoppes #9 then run a bronze brush through the bore then wipe the outer surface with a cleaning rag.
     
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    The title of this thread (How/What to use to clean out your ports?) has me a little confused. Is it about cleaning out my ports or the ports on my gun?

    wolfram- Your idea of a toothbrush, Hoppies #9 and a brass brush does not sound like a good idea for my ports.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Pro Port had a type of pipe cleaner with soft steel wire woven in. Worked great with #9.

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  20. Shell Shucker

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    Felice;

    I use a good good, aggressive carb cleaner like Pyroil or CRC to clean ported barrels and choke tubes. It's important to do this on barrels which are separated from the action so you don't get any of the stuff on the forend or stock as it will eat stock finish almost instantly.Wear rubber gloves to save your skin from damage as well as safety glasses.


    Put a few layers of newspaper on a table or bench in a well ventilated area, spray enough carb cleaner down the bore and onto the ports to wet 'em up. Let the barrels sit for a couple of minutes then run a few patches down the barrel to remove the crud.Dampen a pipe cleaner with carb cleaner then work the ports until clean. Repeat this proceedure with Hoppe's #9, both inside and out, then wipe off the excess with soft paper towel and dry bore mop.


    You should then be good to go!


    Happy Blastin'


    JJ Clarke
     
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