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    Sparrow question

    cleaned my sparrow for the first time

    do you dunk the monocore in the dip?

    do you remove the o-rings (i assume so)

    do i need to buy a few sets of o-rings or do they last?

    Review----my Octane 45 takes me literally days and probably 2-3 hours total of my time....my Sparrow? 30 mins in the dip and 10 mins or less.....love it

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    Why does the Octane take so long? I got one in jail.

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    baffles sometimes need scrubbing

    but for me its the blast chamber....i can pick at it for hours so my pistol piston will fit into it...if you dont plan on using one for a handgun it doesnt matter...let the blast chamber go to hell....its gotten a bit easier now that the lock tite they use has come loose and i can remove the whole tube...i can pick at it easier...

    its a nice can, but cleaning it has turned me off to using it at all......

    for my M16 i have a can you dont have to clean....and for my .22 ive got my sparrow....i refused to get another with baffles and a blast chamber like the octane..


    a suppressor is more of a toy to me...i really see no value in it.....i will never own a 4th and if my octane got damaged beyond repair i would probably not replace it....

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    I love my sparrow. I rarely clean it and when I do I just knock out the big chunks. To me its very useful because I do a lot of shooting around the house etc. I suppose if you were just dragging supressors to the range they would be a toy. But to screw it on a pistol and pop off a few rounds at various lawn intruders with no ear pro is awesome.

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    stop worrying about the finish and blast that sucker in a cabinet, then just rattle can it white in the white, clean and easy everytime

    I can renew a blast chamber in about 30 seconds in my cabinet, here is a tip I also soak it in mineral spirits overnight before blasting, loosens everything right up

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    You can put the core in the dip and it will loosen the caked on crud. I heard it is extremely toxic and the lead will absorb through the skin so wear propper protective gloves. You can find information on the exact sizes of the O-rigns and order Vintons in bulk and save considerable money over the course of the life of your suppressor. I just always put on a new set when I clean it.

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    I've dipped my Spectre baffles and the ends that have the original orings probably 7 times or so, actually I dip them twice (2 separate nights with fresh dip each time) since I wait for around 2-3k rounds each time so the parts are heavily lead caked. So that's the equivalent of 14 or so times dipped. Orings are still perfectly fine.

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