mini 30 cleaning oops used corrosive ammo

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lctrcjim

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I got some Yugoslavian ammo from my local gun shop on a whim - it was cheap & they assured me it's not corrosive (I normally use Fiocchi & have great luck with it). For what it's worth, the Yugo stuff shot great - I shot one box of 40 shells...........but.........poking around on the internet tonite, I read several posts that the Yugo ammo uses corrosive primers. Yikes!!!

Looks like I better hose down the mini 30 just in case. Is there anything I should clean beyond what is in the Ruger manual????

Thanks!!!
 

DGW1949

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Thoughly clean anything that comes in contact with the burnt powder residue.
Pay particular attention to the gas system.

I'd tend to the cleaning perty-quick...but don't panic over it.
We fought WWII with a semi-auto 30-06 which used corrosive ammo, and nobody's gun rotted away. In fact, a lot of USGI match-ammo continued using corrosive primers untill well into the 50's.

DGW
 

lctrcjim

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DGW, thanks for your help & advice. I took it apart & it swabbed it all down - everyplace that would come in contact with combustion gas I cleaned first with ammonia, then dried & went over with RemOil. I DID NOT take the gas block apart, though.....................

thanks!!!
 

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