I recently bought a used Savage Model 110 rifle, that had not been used gently. I am not sure the previous owners even understood how, or why, to clean the rifle, but the price was right. I decided to recondition the gun using the Modern Spartan System Starter Kit. The Spartan Accuracy Oil, Carbon Destroyer, Copper/Lead Destroyer and Crystal Clear came in the kit. This system would clean up the carbon, copper/lead and recondition the barrel. The scope also needed some TLC and the Crystal Clear cleaner helped with that issue also.
The Spartan Accuracy Oil is a “proprietary formula uses Nano Shield™ molecular particles with heat activation to penetrate and fill in minuscule pores and gaps in the metal substrate.”¹ This Nano Shield technology reduces friction, and provides superior corrosion protection. That results in fewer malfunctions, more reliable performance for improved shooting consistency and better accuracy. This also makes for easier and faster cleaning, due to the reduced build up of carbon.
The Carbon Destroyer is designed to dissolve heavy carbon deposits. The proprietary formula was originally designed to clean up the thick built up carbon deposits in fighter jets and gun ports. The formula also helps inhibit corrosion and oxidation.
The Copper/Lead Destroyer is intended to remove copper, lead and chlorides from the barrels of your guns. It is safe to use on all metals, as it will not etch or bit the barrels. Interestingly, there is a copper presence indicator that will show you when the product is dissolving copper.
The Crystal Clear is a highly effective lens cleaner that is also UV sunlight resistant and contains anti-fogging properties and anti-static dust repelling properties. “As it cleans, the formula also lays down a nano thin layer of polymers onto the lens surface for protection.”¹ The cleaner is safe to use on all scopes, binoculars, rangefinder lens, cameras and eye/sun glasses. Like all of the other products, this is made in America and is environmentally safe.
The procedure to clean and conditioner your gun begins with using the Carbon Destroyer to reduce the carbon fouling. To achieve this you coat all parts of the gun system that have carbon buildup. Let stand a few minutes, and then using your standard gun cleaning brushes, patches or other materials, remove the carbon fouling. The next step is to remove the copper or lead fouling using the Copper/Lead Destroyer. You need to liberally apply the solution to the barrel and all other surfaces that could be contaminated. Let the product work for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove using your standard cleaning brushes and cloths. The final step uses the Spartan Accuracy Oil to condition your barrel. Lightly apply using a bore patch in the barrel, and wipe all metal surfaces where there is the possibility of metal to metal contact. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes to allow the oil to fully penetrate. Now you need to shoot 3 to 5 rounds out of your gun. This heats up the metal and helps to fully activate the molecules in the formula. Allow the barrel to cool down, warm is ok. Apply another coating to the barrel and metal surfaces. Shoot another 3 to 5 round, and apply oil to the inside of the barrel only. Repeat the last 2 steps 3 more times, for a total of 5 rounds shot.
To clean the scope I misted the optics and the surrounding surfaces. I allowed the mist to sit for about 15 seconds. Then I buffed the optics and surfaces with a clean, dry microfiber towel. This removed all of the contaminants from the lens and surrounding areas.
Now it was time to shoot for real and see what kind of difference the system made to my used and abused rifle. I had not sighted in the rifle, prior to using the Modern Spartan System, after looking down the barrel, I felt there was to much “gunk” to safely fire the gun without cleaning. During the cleaning procedure, my groupings were 2″ and tighter at 100 yards. Now after the entire procedure is done, I am happy to report that the gun shoots great, I was able to maintain about a 1″ grouping after shooting 5 rounds. The big bonus was that the rifle was much easier to clean after shooting!
Nikita reported similar results with her testing: I had the pleasure to use the Modern Spartan Systems Accuracy oil on my husbands brand new Tikka T3 .270 WIN. To be honest, I was a little skeptical about the claims they made that the product will increase accuracy, velocity and performance. Well, they were right! So I had the rifle set up on the ground with a bipod on and a rear bag rest and shot from prone position, it was sunny and warm with a slight breeze going right to left. I was using just factory federal rounds in 130gr and zero’d for 200 yards. We first fired off a set of 4 rounds with a clean (untreated) bore through a chronograph, the velocity was an average of 3036 fps and 3 within a good 2 inch grouping and one stinger from human
error. After using the accuracy oil the recommended 5 times for the break in period (use the oil, shoot a round of 3, repeat) the velocity increased to an average of 3095 fps and 2 stacked on top of each other and a stinger off to the right from human error, all a good inch directly above the bullseye. After each treatment of accuracy oil I noticed the velocity increase slightly and the grouping getting tighter. I am very impressed with their products and will recommend anyone to them. If you are a professional or competition shooter you should use these products, they will help your firearms to perform at their best.
All of the Modern Spartan System oils and cleaners can be purchased at https://store.modernspartansystems.com/. The MSRP’s of the products are as follows:
- Spartan Accuracy Oil, 2 ounce bottle $11.49
- Carbon Destroyer, 2 ounce bottle $9.49
- Copper/Lead Destroyer, 2 ounce bottle $10.99
- Crystal Clear, 2 ounce bottle $8.49
- Starter Kit (All 4 of the above products in 2 ounce bottles) $39.95