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Old October 21, 2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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stainless steel tornado brushes

Being stainless steel will the tornado brushes do any harm to your barrel ?
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Old October 21, 2013, 01:28 PM   #2
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No, but it won't do it much good, either. The coil of coiled wire doesn't get down in the grooves very well. I think a .40 or .410 Tornado is a great revolver cylinder brush, though.
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Old October 21, 2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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I use stainless steel bristle brushes for my guns. If they do any harm it would certainly have shown up by now after nearly fifty years or so.

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Old October 21, 2013, 03:36 PM   #4
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I use them only in my shotgun, and then, with a patch around the front half.
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Old October 21, 2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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No problems to date !!

I save my Tornadoes for cleaning some really nasty barrels and they do a great job. Most of the time, I don't use them and instead use the standard brush and patch cleaning. I can honestly say that I have never had any issues with a Tornado .....

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Old October 21, 2013, 06:19 PM   #6
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I've never used them but, to be honest, the idea of steel on steel in terms of potential undue wear, troubles me a little.
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Old October 23, 2013, 12:20 AM   #7
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I use them only in my shotgun, and then, with a patch around the front half.
Exactly what I do too. Without the patch over the brush, the fouling will get caked in the wire mesh and is almost impossible to get out.
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