Some people do, I don't. I find that it still lasts a very long time and is an excellent lubricant without being heated/baked into the metal. I put a couple of "raw"(no baking/heating) drops of it on my knives when I first got it 7 or 8 months ago and they're still smooth as silk and glide right open.Cool!! Are you supposed to bake it??
Yes sir, it basically speeds up the function of conditioning the metal. You can also use it straight for doing the straight lube, or the hairdryer trick. I prefer "the shake and bake" method.Cool!! Are you supposed to bake it??
I use M-Pro-7 and I'll tell you it works GREAT no smell the key is to let it seat in the bore for 5min if you really need it clean let it seat longer 30min make sure say 15min in give it a few more sprays and let it seat till the 30min is up.OG, the Hoppe's "Elite" is repackaged M-Pro-7 touted as the only "environmentally safe gun cleaner". I've been very tempted to try it myself, as the smell of Hoppe's #9 tends to get to me during cleaning.
Currently, I use a mixture of Hoppes #9 and Breakfree CLP as cleaners.
Militec-1 only as my lube...I simply LOVE Militec-1 and I can't recommend it enough. I've finally used nearly the whole sample tube they sent me, so I'll be picking some up before too long.
My cleaning method is run a swab through the bore, a cleaner soaked patch around the parts, scrub the dirtier areas with a nylon brush, wipe down with a clean patch, run clean patches through the barrel until they come out clean. Lube llightly, reassemble and finish lubing. But I'm really considering trying a Bore Snake for those shorter range sessions where I only fire 50 rounds or so...