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#1 scattergun10

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:17 PM

Anybody shoot 7N6 in their Vepr? I've never shot corrosive ammo in any of my AKs, because of concerns with rust and pitting if I don't clean every nook and cranny that may have been exposed to the corrosive salts.



#2 HOG76

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 09:55 PM

AK's are designed to fire this type of ammo.  The ammo really isn't corrosive like battery acid is corrosive.  When the primer is struck a salt compound is created, salt draws moisture which causes metal to rust.  After shooting rinse away the salt with water as water dissolves rust, then clean as normal ensuring the water and normal fouling is no longer present and you are good to go.  "Corrosive" primers have a longer shelf life and are more "surefire" than other primers, especially in extreme cold temps.


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 10:24 PM

Strip it down and throw everything into a tub of hot soapy water, rinse, and dry.

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 09:17 AM

Youre over thinking it. I shoot it and I dont depending on what Im doing afterwards. I shot my 5.45 on Saturday using commercial ammo because I knew It would be at least a day before I get around to cleaning it.

 

When I clean i do the same thing regardless of corrosive ammo. 5 min with CLP or Hopes and Im done. No windex no tubs of soapy water.


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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:14 PM

I've never done anything other than a basic cleaning with clp and never had issues as long as I don't let it sit more than a day.

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Posted 31 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

^^^ Posters above have pretty much covered it.

I used to be a lot more paranoid about corrosively-primed ammunition. There are still some weapons I prefer not to fire it in, because the gas systems are a pain in the ass to disassemble and clean. Unfortunately the SVT-40 is one of those. Just a little too much of a pain in the ass. The vz. 52 is another. But an AK, SKS, Mosin or Mauser - meh. Rinse the salts away, dry, displace any remaining water with oil, solved.


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Posted 31 October 2014 - 07:35 PM

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:22 PM

I second this.  I had a nice Arsenal AK74 (sold it after 7N6 was banned, but before the rifle was banned unhappy.gif )  and I fired 7N6 exclusively.

I took everything except the fire control group off the rifle and soaked it in hot soapy water, then sprayed out the firearm with a nice coating of ballistol solution.  I think it supposedly lifts off the salts and deposits a nice protective film. I then wiped everything dry with paper towels and lubed / re-assembled it.

 

It looked brand new for the 600 or so rounds I fired before I sold it.

 

Edit -- Oh yeah I also sprayed the internals when I was done at the range, then drove home with it like that.  That's a bit excessive maybe, but I would rather pay a bit for ballistol than have corrosion.


Edited by Hornsj2, 25 November 2014 - 10:26 PM.





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