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Cleaning Tags? What is a cleaning tag? Now if'n ya want to just have an excuse for fondling your firearms then yeah clean them every month, every week or just about any time you feel the need to caress them. I mean real men use Hoppes #9 for cologne.
 

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A cleaning tag is a tag I attach listing the time and date I cleaned the fire arm last. So, The first one I cleaned at the start of the month gets cleaned on the first of the following month and the rest follow in the order they were cleaned. I think it is really just an excuse to fondle them like you said. :D
 

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HB, No cleaning tags and yes you're anal![}:)]:D
Cleaning and storing firearms has much to do with where you live and where they're stored. The biggest threat being corrosion.
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Apply some Eezox or CorrosionX http://corrosionxproducts.com/cxforgunspage.htm to the metal including the bore and a light coat of Johnson's or equivalent paste wax on oil finished stocks. BTW, CorrosionX is known to provide free samples if contacted. Remember that spray furniture polish (Pledge)is mostly silicon spray and isn't particularly good for real wood or the oils with which it's finished.


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I looked at some of the stuff you mentioned at different times, but I use Mil-Tec on all of my fire arms and have had great success with it. Have you tried it at all ?
 

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Yeah, I have tried it.
Eezox, Break Free and CorrosionX have repeatedly shown to be the best products available for corrosion protection in every test I've seen. http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

I've used miltec for lube as well as FP-10 but for lubing, cleaning and storing I stay with the previously mentioned products.
Like lots of gun related products personal preferences are always going to vary.


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I like the break free too. I use it or that B96 stuff to clean them before applying the Mil-Tec. I also use those safe moisture absorbers in each safe with the silica packets covered with carpeted wood along the entire bottom. I have a question you may have an answer for. I know every one says to stay away from the military corrosive ammo, but i got about 2200 rounds of the Bulgarian 5.45x39 for two of my AK's. They should be OK if I clean them after every time their fired ? Right ? The ammo shoots excellent and I got it for a hell of a price !
 

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Thanks thats what the old man said about it and he's been shooting various weapons for thirty six years including tours in vietnam and louse. I figure between him and you guys here I get real good info.
 
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