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Old April 23rd, 2010, 08:03 PM   #1
 
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Ruger 22/45 MarkIII Hunter Oil/Cleaning

Sure, there are 1000 other threads on this, but I need some closure here! I have a Ruger 22/45 Mark III With a 5.5" blue tint fluted barrel. I completely disassembled it, and with a .22 cal cleaning kit, cleaned it pushing out the way the bullets go, as says the video on rugers youtube channel. I also have barricade that i wipe the gun down with so the blue tint doesnt rust. Now, when I was cleaning it, I really had to force the cleaning rod down the barrel, which doesnt seem good but I assume cant hurt considering its for my gun.. But when I reassembled it, I pulled and locked the bolt back and took the oil solution from the kit and dripped it inside the bolt from the front and back. Can I use barricade for all my basic oiling as well as anti rusting on the outside? Meaning can I just spray it down my barrel before I shoot to know it's lubed? It says its a lubricant, so why not just use it all the time? Thanks everyone for reading my long long message!



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Old April 23rd, 2010, 08:08 PM   #2
 
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Also, I found that on my slide lock and trigger, I feel what I think is rust, because it sounds and its a little gritty. I took barricade and sprayed down inside my slide lock which is still a little gritty but far less than before, and sprayed down my trigger inside which is not gritty at all anymore.... I still would like to know what I can primarily use for long lasting lubrication and if the forcing of the cleaning rod is normal
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A couple of things-

- I think that oil in your barrel isn't good for shooting. I heard it builds up pressure and not in the good way. I clean the barrel and then push a lightly oiled patch through to make sure it is protected. It's shiny, but not dripping wet.

- I use Slip2000 for cleaning, lubing, and corrosion prevention. There are other CLPs out there and they seem to work. Breakfree seems to be popular. I'm not familiar with Barricade, but if it lubes and prevents rust, it'll probably work.

- The "rust" in the bolt and trigger is probably just powder residue. If you clean it out, it will probably feel much smoother.

- On the 22/4 platform, too much lube will form a sludge- on the bolt face, the recoil spring, and anywhere else that there is excessive lube. Less is more- I wipe the parts down with an oily patch and call it good.

Here are a few pictures with too much lube and a few hundred rounds. The horror! Oh, the horror!



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As I mentioned just a few minutes ago in a similar thread, try using an aerosol solvent like Powder Blast or similar sprays. It will reach areas that you would be hard pressed to reach even with full dis-assembly. I use it after every 500 rounds or so. It strips the surfaces of ANY lube, crud, buildup, or anything else for that matter. It will not harm the blue or stainless finish but is not to be used on soft plastic grips in that it will stain them. Simply remove the grip panels, slide the bolt to the rear and use short, close bursts with the provided thin tube for the tight areas and without the tube for the bolt and trigger assembly. No dis-assembly, complete cleaning, with little effort. I use gloves and do the job outside.

Then simply spray a good CLP (I like Tri-flow due to its teflon base). It remains in the action during use and is very slick. Use it sparingly in that Ruger autos should not be to wet in my view. Good luck.
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Ok so say the rust is powder residue, a can of air could possibly spray that stuff out? Because I can still kind of feel the grittyness and its freaking me out a little, and as for the answers to oiling thanks guys! I'll use less oil, but as of right now, I only have barricade and the stock oil that came in the cleaning kit to clean my gun with. I use barricade on the outside, and I guess I will use that oil on the inside. The video on the ruger video on youtube seems thorough enough that I (hope I) know what i'm doing.
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PapaSmurf:

Like others have said when you oil the bore DO NOT use too much oil. Just put 1 drop on a patch and run it through the bore. If the bore is dripping with oil and you shoot the gun it can cause too much pressure inside the bore which can result in a broken gun and potentially serious injuries to the shooter.

The grittiness you feel in the trigger and bolt stop is just built up powder residue. Like Jimmy said use Powder Blast, Remington Action Cleaner, or any similar product. With the barrel assembly off just spray this stuff from the top into the trigger mechanism, hammer mechanism etc. and let it run out through the bottom of the gun. Just lightly (very very lightly actually) oil any moving parts and you're good to go.
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Ah thank you Brian and others! I will buy some powered blast tomorrow for when I clean my pistol out. Light powder blast, oil bore slightly (which I did), and oil any moving parts lightly. Thanks guys, you've been a great help in the safety and functioning of my gun. Many thanks.
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I just disassembled my gun and cleaned all the excess oil I had that I thought would be helpful, but I DEFINITELY didn't want to have a mess like in those pictures! I super lightly oiled the bolt and outside of the gun and put a lightly oiled cloth through the bore once on the tip of my bore rod. I'll give some feedback tomorrow as to how it shoots but it chambered a round perfectly before. Seriously, thanks for all the help guys. I'll go to wal mart tomorrow and pick up some Powder Blast and use that for the frame of the gun. No mess here =)
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Another thought, papasmurf.

You might want to double check to make sure you're using the right bore brush from your kit.
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The tool head on the bore brush that has the loop on the top works fine, I was following the ruger video exactly. cloths on the top of the brush on the bore head made it hard. It all seems to work now! thanks guys
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So, the gun worked perfectly today, 400+ rounds. I had a lot of trouble with some hollowpoints my uncle had brought, the feed ramp would catch the tip of the lead and split it, rendering the bullet useless. I used some Federal Game Shot and Remmington Thunderbolt. Not 1 feed error with those two. I bought some Powder Blast and sprayed that inside my trigger and such, then oiled the gun normally. No big mess from last nights oiling. Will keep doing what I'm doing! Thanks guys! Now I just need to adjust my sights some, I was having problem with my pistol firing high and to the right.
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