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FEATURE // CLEANING II
While at SHOT Show. Frank Ventimiglia of Shooter’s Choice offers a comparison of their FT-10 lubricant with three other brands. Click on the photo to see the complete eight-minute video.

which is capable of performing several functions well, the best tool to carve roast beef? In other words, like a carving knife, competitive cleaning products dedicated to a particular task will typically provide better results, faster.
High-temperature lubricants such as TSI 301 offer higher viscosity under extreme conditions for better protection than simple petroleum-based products.

Modern production methods now allow Teflon and molybdenum molecules to be reduced to smaller particles for better penetration, whether to help prolong the life of an industrial bearing or to postpone fouling in a match barrel. The larger, un-refined molecules (solids) found in older products must be shaken to keep them in suspension and are therefore more easily displaced, resulting in less

uniform coverage. Several specialty lubricant manufacturers like KG and FTI (Tetra) advertise non-solid solutions for improved lubrication qualities. Naked bullets. Naked bullets, or bullets without a moly coating, are preferred by shooters concerned about changing the bullet’s in-flight characteristics due to unevenly distributed moly. Others prefer to condition the barrel with moly, rather than coat the bullet. Dennis DeMille won one of his many Service Rifle championships shooting moly bullets and 11-time High Power Champion David Tubb uses moly. Be careful not to use too much moly since, according to Master Gunsmith David Sams, it is very difficult to remove. Preservation Even the simplest cleaning chore— preventing rust with petroleumbased or silicone products, has been improved in recent years in terms of heat tolerance. High-temperature preservatives such as TSI 301 exhibit

Popular among gunsmiths for its “clinginess,” Ballistol’s multi-purpose, biodegradable oil is also an effective cleaner and rust preventative.

If “easier” results in “more often,” then consider tools like Slip 2000’s brush buddy to simplify the chore of exchanging bore brush, mop and jag without having to purchase three separate cleaning rods.

Tetra Gun care’s product line includes lessons learned from the specialty lubricants industry. Another “gold nugget” we found is the included gun cleaning DVD that shares much of the latest knowledge about gun care methods.

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Shooting Sports USA - May 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA - May 2010

Shooting Sports USA - May 2010
Competitor’s Corner
Contents
Shooter’s News
Shooter Spotlight
Range Bag
Book Review
Score Sheets
Going Distinguished
Cleaning - Part II
Benchrest with a .22 cal.
Coming Events
Member Info./Classified Ads
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Shooting Sports USA - May 2010
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Cover2
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Competitor’s Corner
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Contents
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 5
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 6
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Shooter’s News
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Shooter Spotlight
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 9
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Range Bag
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Book Review
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Score Sheets
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 13
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 14
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 15
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Going Distinguished
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 17
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 18
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 19
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Cleaning - Part II
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 21
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 22
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 23
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Benchrest with a .22 cal.
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - 25
Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Coming Events
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Shooting Sports USA - May 2010 - Member Info./Classified Ads
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