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    Do I need to clean moderater.

    I have an ASE Ultra Northstar mod fitted to a Tikka .222. I have heard that they don't need cleaning,is that correct? They must collect a buildup of carbon,do you just bin them after so many rounds,or is there a method to clean them. Thanks

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    I have the S5 and I spray a wee bit of Wd40 into it and roll it about then let it stand and drain out. They say you don't have to but it can't do any harm

    Al

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    I blow mine through with air every now & again, but that's about it

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    The build up in the moderator can cause issues.
    It can detach from within the moderator and block the bore.
    Also you have a possibility if the moderator remains on the rifle, some of that build up can enter the barrel .

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    I just give it a tap to dislodge anything and just pull a snake thru it befour and after use

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodlander View Post
    I have an ASE Ultra Northstar mod fitted to a Tikka .222. I have heard that they don't need cleaning,is that correct? They must collect a buildup of carbon,do you just bin them after so many rounds,or is there a method to clean them. Thanks
    I reckon the Northstars would be good for years of use, they're built like a brick dunny. I spray mine each time I've shot it inside with WD40 both ends, drain and clean outside with oily rag. Clean the threads on barrel and crown. I don't fire that many shots compared with most but have never noticed any build up by doing this regularly.

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    there is no real build up in these mods unless you use them for rimfires, WD40 in each end after each trip keeps them clean and corrosion free
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    Thanks guys. WD40 it is then. I always remove it before storing the gun. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodlander View Post
    Thanks guys. WD40 it is then. I always remove it before storing the gun. Cheers
    Your quite right, leaving a mod on as rifle will cause corrosion in the barrell

    Al

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    Do make sure you drain the WD40 out tho' You don't want it draining out into the barrel & taking crud with it - potential for damage & bad grouping there! -- if you don't drain it thoroughly, you will get lots of blue smoke for a few shots next time out.

    Ian

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