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Old 10-15-2018, 07:49 PM
cpl w cpl w is offline
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when i was with the 1/9 one of my best friends was an nbc man and whenever we came back from the field we used the shower in the nbc shed to get the crud out. that was 1984 and i don't remember that practice being authorized in that unit....we may have been gutted if caught.....every body else was at the armory sharing the same chamber brush and bore brush.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:41 PM
Brownac1983 Brownac1983 is offline
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What do you mean "used"? Are we not supposed to be cleaning with hot water anymore? I didn't get that memo.
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:26 PM
gunny gunny is offline
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Originally Posted by John Beard View Post
The Marines used hot water to clean their rifle barrels.

You mean like this?



Yup! Good one J.B.!!!
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:32 PM
S99VG S99VG is offline
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Originally Posted by Zorba View Post
The most important reason to clean with hot water is to neutralize corrosive primer residue.
What he said
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:25 PM
rcardin rcardin is offline
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Default Boiling hot soapy water

And I thought I invented it.

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Old 10-20-2018, 10:01 AM
MajDave MajDave is offline
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In the 1970s when I was at Ft. Leonard Wood, we would clean our M16 in trash cans filled with hot soapy water kept hot with immersion heaters from the mess hall. The water was so hot that the rifles dried very quickly and then we oiled them with LSA weapons oil. This Forum brings back many good old memories. Thanks
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