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Old September 11, 2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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good bore cleaner not requiring wire brushing?

Is there a really good bore cleaning product out there that will dissolve the powder and loosen metal residue and remove it with only a stiff plastic bristle bore brush (not a metal bronze/brass one) and patches?

And get it very clean?

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Old September 11, 2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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Is there a really good bore cleaning product out there that will desolve the powder and metal residue and remove it with only a stiff plastic bristle bore brush (not a metal bronze/brass one) and patches?

And get it very clean?
Correctly fitting jags and patches will do it with no bore brush. Hoppes, WeaponShield, Sweets. I hardly use brushes at all anymore.
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Old September 11, 2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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Wipe-Out, a foaming bore cleaner, works very well for me. I spray it in the bore, let it sit, patch it out and it's clean. On a nasty bore, it might take two cycles. Very easy and simple.
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Old September 11, 2007, 09:53 AM   #4
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I use lead free cloths pushed through the bore with a jag and then followed up by clean patches on a jag with good results.
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Old September 11, 2007, 10:08 AM   #5
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I use a jag with Hoppe's Elite. It is the best cleaner I have found to date.
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Old September 11, 2007, 10:25 AM   #6
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+1 on the Wipeout
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Old September 11, 2007, 10:37 AM   #7
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well, I guess you get what you pay for.
I bought some foaming "Outers, the Gunner’s. Companion" yesterday at Wal-Mart. And it removed what very tiny bit of copper that was in them. But my bores are still "dark" on the lands with carbon.

Shoooot!
wasted money again

I guess Wipe-out must be better.

Anyone try "Blue Wonder"?

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Old September 11, 2007, 04:30 PM   #8
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I tried Blue Wonder and it left me wondering what it was doing, don't waste your money. Most solvents will work great on one thing and not the other, I use Boretech's "Eliminator" copper solvent. Along with that I also use Slip2000 Carbon Killer to be sure that it all comes out.

The only way to be sure that you've got it all is to buy a bore scope, carbon and copper can build up in layers.
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Old September 12, 2007, 05:49 AM   #9
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First, bronze bristle brushes do not harm the bores of rifles. Benchrest shooter for years have used them with their expensive barrels. I use them exclusively in my expensive barrels with never a problem.
For cleaning the fowling out of my barrel, I use a 50-50 mix of Kroil and Shooters Choice, but any good slovent mixed with Kroil works.
For copper fowling, I use Sweets, and leave it in the bore no longer than 20 minutes. There are other copper removers on the market that are very good too. I just have two bottles of Sweets, so I use it rather than trying someting "better".
That is my regimen, and I have bright shiney bores when cleaned this way.
I started centerfire benchrest shooting in 1970, and have developed my procedure based on cleaning those very good barrels.
For barrels that are not lapped by the barrels maker, as expensive aftermarket barrels are lapped, I polish the bores with JB Bore Cleaning Compound; for factory barrels that come un-lapped. I use a tight fitting patch loaded with the JB Bore Cleaner and run that through the bore 100 strokes. JB has an emulsified fine abrasive in it that will not harm a barrel that needs lapping. I'm just doing what the expensive aftermarket barrel makers do, polishing the bore. The barrels come out bright and smooth inside after the JB job. Doing this improves my accuracy, and makes cleaning a breeze. And, I don't get the copper fowling that I did before doing the JB job.

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Old September 14, 2007, 03:47 PM   #10
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outers foul out

time consuming, but it comes out cleaner than when it left the factory.
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Old September 14, 2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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Old September 17, 2007, 01:34 PM   #12
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Bore cleaner

Old fashoned "blue ointment" (amalgimated mercury) works great to remove lead fouling.
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