View Full Version : Stainless Steel cleaning brush's

Shooter 973
May 14, 2001, 02:07 PM
what is the logic for not using stainless steel bore brushes to clean a rifle? Surely the brush is not hard enough to scratch the bore is it?
Seems like this would work better than bronze brush to remove copper fouling.

May 14, 2001, 02:11 PM
Stainless brushes are not recommended as they will scratch the bore. It may take out fouling a bit more quickly, but as I understand it, the scratches left by using a stainless brush will cause the fouling to build up faster.

May 15, 2001, 03:14 PM
scrubbing, if necessary, requires care. don't get too rough in there.

use a really good cleaner. many companies make good ones.


Jim V
May 15, 2001, 05:23 PM
My gun smith hates stainless steel bore brushes, he has seen too amny barrels ruined from their use.