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    Question Cleaning rust from chamber?

    Hi guys, New guy here, not much experience with cleaning.

    I just bought my first centrefire rifle; a second hand .243
    I've discovered some small spots of rust in the chamber (not 100% sure that 'chamber' is the correct name of the area -it's the bit just before the main part of the barrel, and is wider than the main barrel)

    What's my best approach?
    I've heard using steel wool and CRC? How big an issue is this? Is this an issue of accuracy, or is this a 'blow up in your face' kind of deal?

    Keen to hear any thoughts, advice, personal experience.

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    Chamber it is, not the easiest place to clean. Id say your idea is a good start. May need to use a stick or cleaning rod to help work the wool around that area.

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    000 grade steel wool. best gun oil you can buy. and be very slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samusugiru View Post
    Hi guys, New guy here, not much experience with cleaning.

    I just bought my first centrefire rifle; a second hand .243
    I've discovered some small spots of rust in the chamber (not 100% sure that 'chamber' is the correct name of the area -it's the bit just before the main part of the barrel, and is wider than the main barrel)

    What's my best approach?
    I've heard using steel wool and CRC? How big an issue is this? Is this an issue of accuracy, or is this a 'blow up in your face' kind of deal?

    Keen to hear any thoughts, advice, personal experience.
    Have you fired it yet and what is extraction like. What is the rest of the barrel interior like?
    You can polish a chamber with a piece of wooden dowel and very fine grinding paste but you will never remove pits, if they have developed.You can also get into trouble using this method as there is a possibility of removing too much parent metal. Gently gently.
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    Tooth paste is a very good quality, very fine polishing medium.

    And

    It will protect against decay, whiten your teeth and freshen your breath all at the same time.

    No other toothpaste offers more complete protection

    Reccomended by leading Dentists.

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    What the OP describes sounds like the neck portion of the chamber and if so, isn't likely to give him major grief with extraction or brass damage.
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