The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 2, 2000, 10:20 AM   #1
faiello5
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Any suggestions for a good liquid bore cleaner that will remove lead? Thanks.

Regards,
Frank
 
Old August 2, 2000, 01:40 PM   #2
Ledbetter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 23, 2000
Location: California USA
Posts: 4,535
What's wrong with Hoppe's No. 9?
Ledbetter is offline  
Old August 2, 2000, 01:45 PM   #3
VictorLouis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 12, 2000
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,293
www.mpro7.com 1-800-YES-4MP7
Takes care of the lead w/o the toxic use of solvents, such as Hoppes. Your wife may thank you too, as it is 'neutral' smelling.
VictorLouis is offline  
Old August 2, 2000, 01:57 PM   #4
Mal H
Staff
 
Join Date: March 20, 1999
Location: Somewhere in the woods of Northern Virginia
Posts: 14,564
I've found that the two best lead removers are not liquids. The first is the pull-thru Lewis (now Hoppe's) Lead Remover. The second is Outer's Foul-Out (or FO II, or FO III). The Foul-Out will remove more lead than you would believe could be in the bore. (Ok, the Foul-Out uses a liquid but only as an ion exchange.)
Mal H is offline  
Old August 4, 2000, 02:48 PM   #5
slickpuppy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 29, 1999
Posts: 928
While the foulout unit is great, it is a bit pricey.

One of the best cleaners I have found for lead and copper is IOSSO Bore Paste.

I apply it to a rectangular patch over a bore brush and it cleans incredibly well - even the area in front of the chamber.

This stuff is non abrasive so no worry there.
slickpuppy is offline  
Old August 4, 2000, 08:58 PM   #6
swifter...
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 16, 1999
Location: So. CA Mountains
Posts: 540
Unwind a Chore Girl or similar brass potscrubber. Wind 1 or 2 strands through and around the bristles on a bore brush, wet with Hoppe's or whatever, and scrub. It won't hurt the bore, the lead comes right out, and the price is right. Renew as needed. Thanks and a tip o' the hat to Veral Smith...

------------------
The Bill of Rights, and the Golden Rule are enough for civilized behavior. The rest is window dressing. Shoot carefully, swifter...

swifter... is offline  
Old August 5, 2000, 05:38 PM   #7
4V50 Gary
Staff
 
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 17,071
Concur with above about Chore Girl/Boy. I do the same stuff myself and find it the easiest way to remove the leading. And yes, thank you Veral Smith.
4V50 Gary is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06956 seconds with 9 queries