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Hello all,

have two Tac a1s, I keep them clean and looked after using boretech products.

however I recently discovered some light rust in both rifles chambers, the gun room and cabinet clearly has a humidity problem so will be shoving as much silica gel type products in there ASAP.

however, I didn’t expect this given I was using bore tech eliminator, which itself is recommended as a bore cleaner as well as an anti rust measure.

have read that EEZOX is a gold standard in anti rust, so will give that a try before putting the rifles away, and clean out the bore and chamber before shooting.

thoughts welcome!

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Stainless or chrome moly..?

Is it rust or brass deposits from the cases. Does it look a bit spotty looking in through the breech or are you using a borecam to view it more clearly..?

Every bore clean I use a 45 cal bisley bronze brush to keep the chambers clean.

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Cabinet heater such as a vivarium pad and something like VP 90 spray at end of cleaning is suggested 

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4 hours ago, No i deer said:

Stainless or chrome moly..?

Is it rust or brass deposits from the cases. Does it look a bit spotty looking in through the breech or are you using a borecam to view it more clearly..?

Every bore clean I use a 45 cal bisley bronze brush to keep the chambers clean.

Chrome moly - have a bore scope arriving so at present it appears to be rust - good idea on the brush!

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3 hours ago, Ronin said:

Cabinet heater such as a vivarium pad and something like VP 90 spray at end of cleaning is suggested 

Thanks ronin!

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I use it carefully on my cordless screwdriver to buff the chamber 

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Many thanks - will order a .45 for the 6.5CM chamber and a .375 for the .223 - I think?!

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hello all,

here is the bore scope result.

it is limited to the base of the chamber witout any trace in the throat or lands etc.image.thumb.png.19f5da29801e6dd441a3607291325d72.png

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That amount of rust is technically known as Fek'all.  I'd suggest you invest in some CorrosionX and use it religiously.

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On 7/25/2020 at 9:45 AM, Ejcb said:

Many thanks - will order a .45 for the 6.5CM chamber and a .375 for the .223 - I think?!

A 410 shotgun brush works in a 223 and may be cheaper.

 

David.

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just a point on silica-gel.  It only works until its adsorbed moisture.  That can be quite quick - ie weeks not months.  If the cabinet is being opened and closed regularly it introduces moist air.  Silica-gel is best for closed cabinets where the dryer air is 'trapped'

Some types can be regenerated with a long low bake in the oven .  I have 2Kg of the type that changes colour when it's absorbed as much as it can - turns dark blue.  Bake it out and it's light orange.

Many packaging supply companies will supply large tubs of the stuff for peanuts.  I use loose weave bags (little sacks from eBay) to hang in the cabinet, let the air circulate, easy to fill and empty for regeneration.

A heater is ok but a dehumidifier is better, it removes the water rather than just raising the vapour pressure like a heater.

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1 hour ago, Popsbengo said:

just a point on silica-gel.  It only works until its adsorbed moisture.  That can be quite quick - ie weeks not months.  If the cabinet is being opened and closed regularly it introduces moist air.  Silica-gel is best for closed cabinets where the dryer air is 'trapped'

Some types can be regenerated with a long low bake in the oven .  I have 2Kg of the type that changes colour when it's absorbed as much as it can - turns dark blue.  Bake it out and it's light orange.

Many packaging supply companies will supply large tubs of the stuff for peanuts.  I use loose weave bags (little sacks from eBay) to hang in the cabinet, let the air circulate, easy to fill and empty for regeneration.

A heater is ok but a dehumidifier is better, it removes the water rather than just raising the vapour pressure like a heater.

Many thanks for your feedback mate!

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1 hour ago, Kalahari said:

A 410 shotgun brush works in a 223 and may be cheaper.

 

David.

David - many thanks - considered this but will try and get one which attaches to my boretech rods

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Decent 3 shots at 1000 y from factory ammo and a semi half decent bit of luck on the wind 

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No trouble at all. Just the shotgun rods which are very cheap let you twist the brush in the chamber. Of course I don't know if this is improtant to you.

Best wishes,

David.

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The vivarium pads or ‘Golden Rods’ are a good idea, but only if you can easily get a cable into your cabinet. Much better than Silica gel is a ‘Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitor’. The one that is marketed for the shooting community is Napier VP90, with the sachets being sold specifically for cabinets.

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I favor two product's, Birchwood Casey Rust Inhibiting Grease or Corrosion X. Both work! I have a heating rod in the gun safe with a low humidity environ I still need something to stop all forms of rust. This is the third rust related Tika post i remember so it may not be all Bore tech related.

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