Just need some input on some of the best rifle cleaning products.
a. Lead, copper, carbon, plastic residue in the barrell
b. solvent for degreasing the outside of the barrell, bolt, etc.
c. wood 'invigorating' solvent - not to sound gay, but to treat the stock nicely (not laminated)
I tend to use a basic run through of Parker Hale 009, leave for 5 mins, then a standard barrell cleaner on a copper brush for 5-10 strokes, followed by the same cleaner on patches for a few strokes, finished off by around 20 patches until clean. However, I am not sure how to best clean a non-laminated stock and keept it 'young', as well as the outside of the barrel. I once read you should strip all grease from a barrell now and again using a 'solvent', which removes, grime, corrosion, and small spots of rust, etc. and then re-grease. what 'solvent' exactly is this that's being referred to, I generally just scrub and re-grease the outside of the barrell but never 'strip and re-grease'.
Do you guys use a different oil for the inside and outside of your barrell, and do you use a specific 'solvent' for degreasing the outside of the barrel? Also, I saw a product in my local, it said 'removes and restores blueing' - WTF! how can one product do both?......
...and GOD FORBID a touch of copper deposit left overnight - just being sarcastic
...maybe I should just stick with my existing technique....