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    Cleaning DPT suppressor

    My little 17HMR came with a DPT suppressor, firstly does it even need to be cleaned and pulled apart.
    If it does what do I clean the baffles with ?
    No info I could find on the web site....
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    @DPT

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    I take mine apart and scrub in the sink with a bit of detergent when the missus is away.... Then stick beside the fire for a few days to dry. Only do it every brick or so. Those little pipe cleaners are useful as well.
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    Most the guys I know either use a good bronze brush through to dislodge the carbon dags and then a kero bath or the cheap brake cleaner you can get at super cheap auto to remove the carbon.

    Make sure absolutely dry before firing. Especially if you use the bath!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    My little 17HMR came with a DPT suppressor, firstly does it even need to be cleaned and pulled apart.
    If it does what do I clean the baffles with ?
    No info I could find on the web site....
    How often do you need to clean for a rifle suppressor??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    How often do you need to clean for a rifle suppressor??
    Depends on rifle... As a rule of thumb rimfire every 1000 rounds, centrefire every 50. Guess it's he same as cleaning the rifle, some need cleaning often in order to cycle, some wih do 1000+ rounds without a drop of oil

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    Anyone tried CLR? It is meant to help remove the carbon build up...

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    Where would I find the pipe cleaner you'd use to clean a can @223nut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Where would I find the pipe cleaner you'd use to clean a can @223nut?
    i had to have a real hunt around for one... think it was in a four square, they are bloody handy little things

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    Sweet cheers managed to find some on trade me. Do guys really clean their centerfire suppressors after 50 rounds? I have never cleaned any of mine and some have had 100's of rounds thru them lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Where would I find the pipe cleaner you'd use to clean a can @223nut?
    Spotlight sell them in their scrap booking section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Sweet cheers managed to find some on trade me. Do guys really clean their centerfire suppressors after 50 rounds? I have never cleaned any of mine and some have had 100's of rounds thru them lol
    I don't but I know one get does...

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    well I can tell you that nothing terrable happened to mine and Iv fired well over 1000 .223 I dont plan to clean it any time soon either

    I like to think the carbon protects the soft aluminum during the sand blasting of fireing

    and gunworks told me that they get quieter with a bit of carbon inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    well I can tell you that nothing terrable happened to mine and Iv fired well over 1000 .223 I dont plan to clean it any time soon either

    I like to think the carbon protects the soft aluminum during the sand blasting of fireing

    and gunworks told me that they get quieter with a bit of carbon inside
    I had heard the same thing, I wonder if the cleaning thing is a bit of a fad.

 

 

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