IT IS CRUCIAL TO CLEAN THE CHAMBER AND BARREL AFTER EACH USE FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY.
RIFLE CHAMBER CLEANING PROCEDURE
Wrap cotton patch around chamber brush and soak with Rem Oil (liquid or spray aerosol) or Rem Oil Pro3 (liquid or spray aerosol.) Clean loose dirt and grime from the chamber, neck and shoulder area of the barrel. Follow up with dry patches or mop to remove Rem Oil and residue.
Wrap cotton patch around chamber brush and soak with Remington 40-X Bore Cleaner. Clean powder residue from the chamber, neck and shoulder of the barrel.
Repeat step 1.
Wrap cotton patch around chamber brush to remove excess cleaner and oil.
RIFLE BARREL CLEANING PROCEDURE
Insert a bore guide to protect rifling from the rod and prevent solvent/fouling residue from leaking into the action.
Attach jag to the end of cleaning rod. Place corner of cotton patch over the tip of jag. Soak patch with Rem Oil or Rem Oil Pro3 (liquid or spray aerosol). Push the patched jag through the entire length of the barrel away from you. Remove patch from jag, then pull the rod and jag back towards you. (Note: do not pull the patch back through the barrel towards you as it may get stuck.) Repeat 2 times to clean loose fouling from the barrel.
Attach bronze brush to the end of cleaning rod and soak with Remington 40-X Bore Cleaner. Pass the brush back and forth through the bore 10 times (10 times down, 10 times back.)
Repeat step 2. If patches are dirty repeat steps 2 and 3 until patches are clean.
Attach jag to the end of cleaning rod. Place corner of dry cotton patch over the tip of the jag. Push the patched jag through the entire length of the barrel away from you. Remove patch from jag, then pull the rod and jag back towards you.(Note: do not pull the patch back through the barrel towards you as it may get stuck.)Repeat 2 times.
Clean exterior of bolt and receiver with Rem Oil or Rem Oil Pro3 wipes.
Wipe down the exterior of rifle and optics.
Basics of gun safety
From the time you pick up a firearm, you become part of a system over which you have complete control. You are the only part of the system that can make a gun safe or unsafe.
BASICS OF GUN SAFETY
- Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
- Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use
- Don’t rely on your gun’s “Safety”
- Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it
- Use correct ammunition
- If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care!
- Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting
- Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting
- Don’t alter or modify your gun, and have guns serviced regularly
- Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using
barrel break-In procedure
While all of our barrels are finished lapped, a new barrel will shoot best if careful attention is given to proper break-in.
BARREL BREAK-IN PROCEDURE
The bore of any new barrel has microscopic imperfections. As you break in the barrel these are smoothed over. A smooth barrel always cleans up better than one that isn’t.
DO NOT USE MOLY COATED BULLETS while breaking in your new barrel. Moly will coat the inside of your barrel. There is no cleaner on the market that is designed to remove it.
⦁ A good one-piece coated cleaning rod suitable for caliber of rifle.
⦁ Bronze bore brush suitable for caliber of rifle.
⦁ Cotton flannel cleaning patches.
⦁ Bore guide suitable for rifle being cleaned.
⦁ Copper bore solvent.
Clean barrel after each shot for the first 10 shots using bore guide and rod with bronze brush soaked in cleaning solvent. Scrub bore of rifle, reapplying solvent as needed.
Soak a cleaning patch in a good copper solvent and run it through the barrel. If the patch comes out blue, copper fouling is present. Keep running the copper solvent through the barrel until there is no blue. Before using any other bore cleaner, ensure that you remove the entire copper solvent from the barrel. Mixing of chemicals could have an adverse effect on the barrel.
Repeat the above procedures for the next 30 shots, cleaning after every group of 5 shots.
Once you have completed the above procedures you can go to your normal cleaning regiment.
Please note that these are not “set in stone” procedures. You may have years of experience in breaking in new barrels and have found a procedure that works best for you. These are just recommendations to new users.