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    cleaning rust ouf of a muzzleloader barrel.

    Sorry a head of time but I need to vent some. Last Dec. I let my brother in law borrow my cva optima pro because he said his loader wasn't shooting right. (I just think he can't shoot straight)
    So I said yes because I already had a buck and doe in the freezer.
    So he never got a deer and I never saw my gun till mid jan.( no big deal)
    Well last night I was cleaning the gun room and I pulled the cva out of the gun case. I noticed the end of the barrel bad a little rust in it so I got out the cleaning supplies to take care of it. When I went to unscrew my breech plug it wouldn't budge. I had to get a cheater bar to get it open.
    When I looked in I saw the horror that was waiting for me. The whole inside was rusted up. My brother in law never bothered to clean it after he used it.
    I know I should had checked it but I never thought he would not clean it. He is 30 and has had guns all his life. I have no idea why he never cleaned it and i'm a jackass for not looking, but still.
    So here is why I am writing. I have ran bore cleaner, rem oil, wd-40 thru it and it is still bad.
    if someone has any tips that would be great.
    I know now to always check my guns right away and never let anyone borrow them.
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    You could plug the end of the barrel with something, and fill it with an oil or rust remover. Let it sit overnight, and dump.

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    Just get it out and shoot the rust out of it. 2 or 3 shots should be enough and then clean it like you would any other time.
    "The 108-year-old .30-06 Sprg. is without a doubt the king of all-around cartridges.."]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Ryan View Post
    Just get it out and shoot the rust out of it. 2 or 3 shots should be enough and then clean it like you would any other time.
    Jack knows what he is about. Shoot it and get it warm then apply liberal amounts of elbow grease.
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    I have used flitz with good results. But I would soak it in something first.

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    I did come across the plug the barrel trick. I am doing that right now with some p b blaster. Let's hope this works. If not I will shoot it tomorrow.
    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    PB is some good stuff. I have 5 bottles of that around here. Makes really good gun lube too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Ryan View Post
    Just get it out and shoot the rust out of it. 2 or 3 shots should be enough and then clean it like you would any other time.
    Do what Jack tells you to do. He might be a crotchety old $#@!, but he's right.
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    Now you've got a nasty glob of wet, corrosive, $#@! stuck down as far in the barrel and as hard to get out as you can ever make it and you won't be able to shoot that $#@! out because it will glom up any powder you put down it.

    Try to get the breech plug out if you can do it with out striping any thing or any corners off.
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    Well I just finished cleaning my gun and I thought I would post my results.
    Jack Ryan was right about one thing. When I dumped the oil out of the barrel and removed the breech plug (which came off easy since I coated the threads with bore butter like I always do) it was a black sloppy mess. I ran the brush down it a few times, then ran about six oil patches and a couple dry thru the barrel.
    I looked thru and saw some residue in the rifling so I sprayed some T17 foam bore cleaner in it and let it set for 10 min. I ran a few patches thru and took a look. The barrel was slick as a whistle.
    so thanks for the advice everyone. If it ever happens again I will try to shoot it out, but I don't think it will.

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    Don't put it back together yet, especially if you still have that breech plug out.

    Put some semichrome on a bore snake or something and pull it back and forth through there a few times. I be it feels a little rough and comes out with more dirt on it. If one is pitted at all you can use a round ball like you would slug the barrel with and semi chrome on it instead of lube and push that back and forth until it feels like it's not polishing any more. Screw it on the end of the ball puller if you don't have the breech plug out.
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