Barrel cleaning wrong?

Hey /k. I've recently got into cleaning research and I've realized I may have been fricking my barrel up. I've been cleaning it about once a month for 2 years from the muzzle to the breech using a brass rod and no bore guide. I've only ever used patches with bore cleaner on them, never the brush. There's big brass streaks Inside the barrel. How fricked is it?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here is the rod I use btw

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's fine. Brass is used because its softer than steel, those brass streaks are just where its rubbed off against the steel and will probably disappear after a shots. Its not different to lead and copper residue left from bullets. If your really worried spray some solvent down there that'd swab it out with patches.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hear that a lot, but then I watched a bit of videos and read some about how brass rods can shave off(which my rod has evidence of) and create a lapping sort of affect. Really just paranoid because it's a nice barrel and I've been cleaning like that for a year. Also hear about possible crown damage(whatever that is?)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon are you seriously trying to imply a brass brush might cause more damage than a bullet and hot gases at 35k+ psi?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mam I'm just paranoid because it's a nice barrel and reading/watching anything tells me to never clean from the muzzle and to always use a bore guide. I'll admit I'm highly paranoid about damage to my guns(to the point I'll probably have a gunsmith look at the barrel) but I just want to get peoples 2 cents

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If your that paranoid why use a brass rod and not fabric a bore snake?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Lube

              Bore Snakes are amazin but i hate the idea that its looking chemicals into the fabric. Only reason to use it is rust protection/light cleaning after a range trip with CLP, that way its not getting in contact with bore cleaners.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I was young and unaware of them at first, and when I learned of them I thought they weren't effective for rifles so I only used then for shotguns/pistols. Learning more now, I want to get a good one for my rifle, but I'm more asking now if I damaged my rifle jamming a rod without a guide/letting the brass shave off, from the muzzle, or if that's fuddlore, since I did it for almost 2 years.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My countries army uses Steel rods that screw together for barrel cleaning with no issues. Using a brass one is absolutely fine

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It’s fuddlore moron. I’m sure if you intentionally rubbed the rod against the rifling for hours and hours and hours straight then maybe MAYBE there would be something to worry about but unless you precision shooting at very long ranges you won’t be able to tell. Just make sure to clean from the breech and stop worrying about everything.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If you really want to clean your barrel, squirt some acetone down the throat and hit it with a nylon brush. When you're done use a patch and oil. You're supposed to be drwaing the patch from the breach to the muzzle not working it in and out like your pecker.

              Bore snakes are terrible and can change the dimensions of the muzzle.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Bore snakes are terrible and can change the dimensions of the muzzle.
                explain

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Bore snakes are terrible and can change the dimensions of the muzzle
                Probably the most moronic fudd bullshit I've ever seen posted on /k/
                >and I've seen a lot of dumb shit posted over the years

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Bore snakes are terrible
                correct
                >can change the dimensions of the muzzle
                moronic

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >acetone
                >plastic brush
                concern
                >Bore snakes are terrible and can change the dimensions of the muzzle.
                ???

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Fabric rope with a small brass weight and some bristles csn change the diameter of a muzzle
                >bullets are fine though
                How does fudd shit likethis even begin

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            just look at the crown, you fricking nut job. I would but your photo is terrible

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >nice barrel

        watch this and be blown away

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What in the world

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If he’s using a brass or copper brush then everything will be just fine.
          Some people have way too much concern about steel barrels and cleaning schedules.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Reminds me of this video. World champion competition shooter. Never does a barrel break-in. Cleans his expensive barrels and muzzle devices (both stainless) with drain cleaner, specifically CLR. Freaks the hell out of people, kek. And here I am trying to be careful only using Hoppe's when I need to.

          https://www.youtube.com/@ErikCortina/videos

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            there is too much superstition in gun cleaning, but pro benchrest shooter advice is not good for most people. first, don’t ever use anything that reacts with rust on a blued or browned gun (clr)
            also, match grade barrels experience far less fouling than commercial guns because they are either lapped or the rifling is formed on much better equipment. boresnakes can be good for getting light carbon and powder residue (which contains trace amounts of iron and potassium) out of the barrel if you have no plans of doing a proper cleaning on it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’m not saying it’s right or wrong but I’ve been cleaning my guns that way for years with zero issues

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Lube

    Dont use chemical cleaners all the time, rather use CLP to push out dirt and once in a while go with a copper remover. Bore Cleaners are also toxic, which is the 2nd reason to use CLP mostly

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's fine, don't worry about it.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Youve never cleaned the barrel, those brass smears will come off when you actually clean it. What youve been doing is like using mouthwash and thinking you brushed your teeth.
    Nothing has been ruined but nothing has been done

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shoot the gun and find out, anon.
    >tight groups
    You're fine.
    >shit groups
    You may have damaged it. Decopper and try it again.
    >can't hold for a tight group to begin with
    Bore condition is irrelevant.

    Moving forward, it's not that important. A soft cleaning rod can theoretically pick up and hold grit that can theoretically damage the bore. (The same grit that gets pushed through the bore by a bullet with an interference fit at several thousand FPS with ~50k psi behind it every time you shoot it, or some other grit that magically appears out of nowhere when you clean? No one seems to be clear on this.) If you're worried about it, wipe the rod off. Enthusiastically scrubbing the bore from the muzzle can wallow out the muzzle, although I've only ever seen that with steel rods. Solution? Bore guide or clean from the chamber. If you do manage to somehow screw up the muzzle, it can be fixed fairly easily. Don't clean the damned barrel unless it needs cleaning, which is almost never unless accuracy is dropping off or you're shooting corrosive ammo. And finally, if you're worried about the effects of the rod passing through the bore, use the brush so you won't have to do so much of it in the first place. The brush is softer than the bore. It won't do shit to it.

    You don't do a complete fluid change on your car's engine every time you drive to the grocery store. Clean it when it needs it and it will last longer.

    >t. armoreranon

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Son, you've got the tism. Start looking at the way you think about stuff, if it seems obsessive like that, it's the tism.

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