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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:09 am 
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pardon me if I've posted this in the wrong place....am in the process of acquiring my first stainless steel barreled rifle. Anything unique or different I need to do for its care and maintenance?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:47 am 
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Clean and maintain it as any other barrel. If you live in a damp or humid area, remember that the alloy used for barrels isn't a true stainless like cutlery, it can rust in the right circumstances.

If it's a .22lr I'd suggest regular use of a bronze brush for the first few thousand rounds. There will be fine radial tooling marks in the chamber and throat from the chambering reamer. These can shave lead from the bullet, but will wear smooth. While this happens the brush will ensure lead doesn'the adhere to the bore.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:51 pm 
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Also remember to wipe the muzzle after a days shooting. If you use a bloop tube this is a must since rust will form.


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