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Old December 1, 2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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Hoppe's orange label vs blue

Do I have this right?

Orange label better for lead removel, easier on the barrel.

Blue label better for removing copper fouling, hard on the barrel.

I'm thinking, since I only shoot FMJs, is to clean frequently with CLP and use the blue label once and a while to remove copper fouling.

http://www.hoppes.com/bore-cleaners/semi-auto-solvent

http://www.hoppes.com/bore-cleaners/no-9-solvent

Thoughts?
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Old December 1, 2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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I've used Hoppe's No. 9 from Day One for me. Never seen any reason to change. I use it for lead or jacketed bullets.

My motto: "If its not necessary to change, its necessary not to change."

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Old December 1, 2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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I've used Hoppe's No. 9 from Day One for me.
They are both No. 9. I'm looking for the differences between the orange label and blue (semi-auto). See URL links above.

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Old December 1, 2012, 07:10 PM   #4
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I really haven't looked at them since I just use the regular old No. 9.

Have you looked at the labels to see what they say?
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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Have you looked at the labels to see what they say?
Yes, the blue label states it removes copper, the orange doesn't.
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Maybe it's a new name for Hoppe's 9 "benchrest" copper solvent. Does it smell different? Hoppe's benchrest has a powerful and unpleasent ammonia odor.
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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Does it smell different?
Don't know. They call it "semi-auto" though.
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:50 PM   #8
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I have oth and I don't know. I got the blue "semi auto" as a gift. They smell different. Both work good. I am now curious.
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:51 PM   #9
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Orange label better for lead removel, easier on the barrel.

Blue label better for removing copper fouling, hard on the barrel.
Why do you think that one is hard on the barrel and the other easy?

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Old December 1, 2012, 08:19 PM   #10
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This is the General Handgun Forum.

We have a gear forum for questions such as this.

Please read this again:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/anno...t.php?f=1&a=97

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