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    Default Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    I can't believe how much packing grease is in this gun from the factory. It's insane. I probably have ran the brush through about 5 times, and also ran about 15 patches through, and they're still coming out black.

    I tried to use some of these new patches I got, but they basically fell apart thread by thread. On top of that, the patch holder from my kit broke off in the gun. Luckily it was still attached to the piece of patch and was easy to get out from the chamber.

    Wow, you'd think they would be more clean when brand new!



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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    What solvent are you using?
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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    I'm using what came with my remington cleaning kit, Bore Brite. Is there a better solvent to use? I have to go over to dick's tomorrow to get a patch holder...



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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    It shouldn't matter too much until you get copper and lead fouling. What you have should work fine.

    I had good luck with some foaming bore cleaner to get copper out. I forget what it's called but it's in an aerosol can with a clear tube that points down parallel to the can. I think I got it at gander mt.

    I like clp powder blast for hosing down stuff that just gets powder fouling on it.
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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    As messy as all this is, I probably shouldn't be doing it in my living room...



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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    I got just the thing for you. The interior design group in my company gets carpet square samples. They're like 2'x2' and I grab them when they're getting tossed. I have some with rubber backing. Nice soft top to clean your gun on and rubber backing so the chemicals don't go through. Beware some stuff will go through the rubber and get on your coffee table if you use enough of it Good thing it was a glass top table. oops.

    I'll give you a couple squares if you want them.
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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    sure man that'd be great!

    I'm working on finishing my basement, with a workbench to clean and work on my guns



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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    That's what I have now too. Complete with 2 carpet squares. I put my bore guide, cleaning chemicals and the rest of my cleaning rods down there and made it a full time armorers bench.

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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    Carpet squares are also what I use! I get them for free so after they've been used up I just toss them and grab a new one.

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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    thats a nice set up jeff! i'll prob try to build something up like that



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    Default Re: Cleaning a Remington 597 for the first time...

    Not bad for almost free. I traded an old 15" LCD monitor for the bench which used to be an old lathe bed and the chair and built the peg board out of like $20 in material from home depot.
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