cleaning Polygonal rifling

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    cleaning Polygonal rifling

    so i had a friend of mine tell me that there is a special way to clean Polygonal rifling and should "google it dummy" after a quick search i found no specific mentions that it needs ot be treated any diffrently... lots about lead bullets and potentianl increased fouling, yada yada yada... but nothing in reguards to the rifling itself.

    so here is the question, is he full of BS? or am i a REAL dummy?

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    I think so (meaning he is full of it). I shoot lead and jacketed bullets in my Glock and haven't any leading or cleaning issues other than what regular rifling also has.
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    just like any other gun...

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    Sounds like he is preparing to sell "Polygonal Rifling" cleaning tools and techniques and a Video on late night TV.

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    I will say one thing.... never stop half way with the brush and then try and pull it out , always go all the way through or it will damage the barrel

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    Cleaning techniques for rifled bores, polygonal bores, and smooth bores are the same, so far as I know. Use a good brush and the appropriate powder solvent.

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    Sounds like he wants to appear to be knowledgeable about a thing he knows nothing about.
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    Thanks guys! I didn't think I was crazy, and now I am comforted to know that if I am I have company!

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    I own a Glock and have built around 700 AR-15 rifles with polygonal rifling. I have never treated them any different than any other gun. To clean the Glock I use a nylon bore brush, jag set, cotton patches, KG copper remover, and KG carbon remover. (Caution: Wear gloves)
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    Eh, I put some SLiP 2000 in the barrel, and then run a Hoppe's Bore Snake through it a few times.

    It's a Glock, though, it doesn't really need to be cleaned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    I will say one thing.... never stop half way with the brush and then try and pull it out , always go all the way through or it will damage the barrel
    Naw, it crushes the bristles. It ain't gonna hurt steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Hawk View Post
    Eh, I put some SLiP 2000 in the barrel, and then run a Hoppe's Bore Snake through it a few times.

    It's a Glock, though, it doesn't really need to be cleaned!
    they never shoot any better so why clean them



    As for the others the only one I know of that makes a difference is a desert eagle, and that is not because the rifling; but so as not to clog the gas ports

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    if anything it's easier to clean! there are no ridges like lands and grooves
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