Perhaps some other factor is at play here and peroxide is getting the blame unjustly. I and many other shooter have no problem using it.As I've always said, its your gun do what you want. If someone does not have a problem then use peroxide. I have been told by many shooters not to use it. I trust what the majority tells me over the one. Again your gun do what you want. My guns will never see peroxide.
I agree that the disparity in the use of MAP has been around for years...And, is confusing to those that have had good sucess. I have a viewpoint after 20 years of this debate. I think much of the bad wrap with MAP is because of s few different factors. Over the years, naysayers I have been in contact with were either basing their viewpoint on playing chemist, hearsay, or, did have experience, but we’re not using the originally prescribed. formulation/method. I can’t say have heard of someone experiencing damage when the MAP formulation/procedure was followed.Perhaps some other factor is at play here and peroxide is getting the blame unjustly. I and many other shooter have no problem using it.
I mix it in equal parts, but I don't actually measure, I just eyeball it and have never had a problem.I can’t say have heard of someone experiencing damage when the MAP formulation/procedure was followed.
Well you probably won't believe this, but before you just pass it by, give it a try someday. I never swab tween shots. Don't have to, and accuracy is less than 1 inch at 50 yds, rested. I never use any oil product in my bore ever. Those who used these rifles never had petroleum and used natural fats and oils. Whale oil and rendered bear fat are hard to find these days.OK.....almost ready to begin shooting my .45 Thompson Center Hawken flintlock. However, I am a bit concerned swabbing might push fouling down into the breech. Does the TC flintlock have a patent breech to worry about?
I've shot my CVA caplock over 100 times, usually swabbing with a wet patch (soapy water) then drying with two dry patches between each shot. Can I do the same with a TC flintlock and it shoot each time?
A cleaning patch piped in my mouth and chewed a second like a piece of gum. Or just a splashed out of my canteen and squeezed.
Agreed. Since I cut the patch at the muzzle from a strip of patching material that I've held in my mouth, there is remaining cloth that is still damp with saliva. I cut off some of that damp cloth to swab the bore. On the .54 that's all, but on the .40 the smaller caliber likes me to prick the touch hole after I swab.SPIT PATHCH between about every 4th shot works for me, if your worried about fowling in the breech pick the vent, why complicate things, I am a pouch shooter so the less I carry the better.
There is a difference, but if done in the right manner they can be virtually indistinguishable to the casual observer. I have the luxury of being able to hunt out my back door so I can hunt on a whim. I can pop out the back door and go squirrel hunt or whatever for a half hour,shoot one shot and return home with a clean gun loaded for the next outing. I can do this all year long without problems. Cleaning and reloading takes only a couple minutes and about 4 additional patches.Swabbing between shots is just that, it's not cleaning. A patch wet with saliva and then turned over is normally adequate, unless you've fired a number of rounds then a little wetter.
In this case 'the many' are full of 'it'. The H2O2 you buy in a bottle from any store is not the same as the highly corrosive industrial stuff. I once did an experiment after another discussion on this subject. I put a 2" ml barrel cut-off into a jar filled with H2O2 and waited. Want to know what happened? Nothing. I have used H2O2 for cleaning ml stuff, including my hands, for decades. Except for having to type with my elbows now, there has been no downside.I have been told by many shooters not to use it. I trust what the majority tells me over the one. Again your gun do what you want. My guns will never see peroxide.