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#2587552 - 10/27/11 07:55 PM cleaning breech plug in optima
REN
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what is the best way to clean the inside of the breech plug on the optima? I have heard use a drill bit (3mm-7/64) but is there any other easy ways to do it? i have tried pipe cleaners but the material keeps coming off and then i have to get that out. Can you just soak it in hot water or solvent then dry it out?
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#2588015 - 10/28/11 06:01 AM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: REN]
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I use a twisty tie from a loaf of bread and strip off the coating and that works just fine.
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#2588100 - 10/28/11 07:30 AM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: REN]
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 Originally Posted By: REN
what is the best way to clean the inside of the breech plug on the optima? I have heard use a drill bit (3mm-7/64) but is there any other easy ways to do it? i have tried pipe cleaners but the material keeps coming off and then i have to get that out. Can you just soak it in hot water or solvent then dry it out?
i use a small drill bit than let it soak in hot water than dry it out
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#2588632 - 10/28/11 01:12 PM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: knightrider]
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Use a torch tip cleaner. Or just hose it out good with a can of brake cleaner. Should do the trick.
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#2588647 - 10/28/11 01:23 PM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: Rubberduck270]
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REN, what muzzleloader are you shooting?
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#2588709 - 10/28/11 02:00 PM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: FrontierGander]
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CVA optima. it was new last year so not real dirty but i just want to be sure i keep the inside of the breech plug clean. I have not found an easy way to do it yet and wasnt sure if soaking in water or something else would work. I am fairly new to ML's but not to rifles, just dont want to mess it up somehow.
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#2588712 - 10/28/11 02:06 PM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: REN]
FrontierGander
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oops i guess i should have read the topic better LOL.

Use the 3mm or #32 drill bit every 6 to 10 shots to keep the carbon down as much as possible. It can start walking your shots all over the target if the carbon builds up to much.

Soaking in water or cleaner wont do a thing.

Check this out as well,
http://gandersmuzzleloadingblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/cva-muzzle-loaders-keepem-clean.html
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#2593866 - 10/31/11 08:51 PM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: FrontierGander]
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What's wrong with this stuff?

https://secure.tcarms.com/store/t-17-breech-plug-cleaner-w-container-cat-no-7433.html

Works great for me in my Optima.

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#2593886 - 10/31/11 09:04 PM Re: cleaning breech plug in optima [Re: catsbackr]
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might work for T7 but doesnt to jack with Blackhorn209.

Actually with T7, Pyrodex, simple hot soapy water works darn good and is super cheap.
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