1. Cleaning solvents. Can I use something other than Hoppes to clean with?
Seems like I am getting an allergy to it.
I have plenty of paint thinner around, would that hurt?
2. Oiling the barrel. I have not been oiling the barrel because 2 folks mentioned how excess oil can cause a bulge ahead of the bullet and distort it. So I didn't know if that meant no oil, or very light oil, or special oil or?