VFG cleaning system

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  1. Kevin B

    Kevin B New Member

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    Anyone have experience of using this system and how many felts are needed to be put through before they start coming through clean?
     
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    I use felts I squirt 3 with oil and fire them through with a pellet behind each one then 3 clean ones with a pellet behind them as well the reason I put a pellet behind each one is it pushers the felt into the rifling more a 3 times world ft champion showed me this trick and it works for him ie I fire the felts one at a time to save confusion not all together that would be recipe for disaster lol
     
  3. Kevin B

    Kevin B New Member

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    The system I have is were you screw the felts onto a rod,and I'm cleaning the barrel of a rifle purchased 2nd hand and so far have put 10 intensive felts with cleaning paste and same again of comfort but so far shows no signs of coming through clean.
     
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    Rotherham Owl It's all about the enthusiasm!

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    Keep going. I had to put loads through a new Walther barrel recently before they started coming out clean.
     
  5. Kevin B

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    OK thanks for that thought I might be overdoing it:)
     
  6. chrisc

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    Kev, be aware that the blue paste is like jewellers rouge and is a polish...........you could use hundreds and they will come out black. I would set an amount of say 20 and then stop.
     
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    Thanks Chris could have been at it till Christmas :)
     
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    what, someone near Pontefract - who's that then Shaun......:D:D
     
  9. nemesis

    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Be very careful when pushing it back and forth through the barrel. Dont let it exit the barrel otherwise its so easy to catch the crown with the brass ferrule and ruin the barrel.
     
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  10. shaun elliott

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    Mark now that would be telling lol
     
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    When I used a VFG i placed the rifle barrel up against the man cave wall ( with suitable protection!) so stops the rod from exiting the muzzle :)
    Or put some masking tape around the rod to act as a marker to tell when the felt is at the muzzle .
     
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    Darron Dwarf Slayer

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    I clean my barrel very rarely and when I do I'm not interested in patches coming out clean just looking to remove any rough bits that's all
     
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    It's horses for courses when it comes to barrel cleaning.

    My old Steyr barrel needed to be pretty much spotless to perform well so I swapped for Walther barrel which is not a fussy. The CZ barrel on my EV2 just needed the odd felt pellet fired through it every 1500 to 2000 shots.

    With a bit of experimentation and time you'll find the right cleaning regime for your rifle.
     
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