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December 3, 2001, 03:38 PM
What kind of solvent do you guys use for cleaning your shotgun?


Dave McC
December 3, 2001, 03:55 PM
Hoppe's #9, CLP and Slip 2000. The last two also are lubes.

December 3, 2001, 05:51 PM
Ed's Red, and a 50-50 mix of CLP and Kroil

December 3, 2001, 05:58 PM
Loooove.. potion number nine!

Er.. Hoppes #9 that is.

December 3, 2001, 05:59 PM
You mean I have to clean it?

That does it, I am sending it back.

Will Beararms
December 3, 2001, 06:04 PM
Most of my shotgunning is done with Beretta products. Due to the hard chrome-lined bore and chamber area, all that is needed is Breakfree CLP for cleaning along with a bore mop and a few patches.

With my Remington and Browning, I use Hoppe's number 9 followed up by Breakfree CLP as a lubricant along with a copper brush when needed, jags and the ubiquitous bore mop.

I clean my semi autos after every excursion and my pump every other time.

December 4, 2001, 10:14 AM
BreakFree CLP.

December 4, 2001, 07:21 PM
I've been using one of those BoreSnake things and I love it. I keep it in a small plastic box and take it in my truck to the range, duck blind, etc. I occaisionally spray the front end with kroil and the tail with RemOil. Works great! I'm going to have to add a 20g one and then some rifle/pistol calibers.
Will, I have to agree. Nothing cleans up as easy as my Beretta barrel. The gas system is another matter, not so easy.

December 4, 2001, 07:24 PM
Hoppes #9 and CLP. Use a brush and follow with patches untill clean.

Have a chamber brush and thoroughly scrub the chambers and forcing cones first.

Will Beararms
December 4, 2001, 10:47 PM

The key to a clean gas system is eternal vigilance. Clean it every time you shoot it whether it's five shells or 500. I'm not sure what the material is inside of the piston thingy so I have been reluctant to dunk it in something like '#9.

I have found that a q-tip soaked in CLP does wonders and is a good fireside activity. I must admit that any trouble assoicated with the gas system is negated by the sight of watching the smoke pour out of the vents after a volley of ducks have been killed.

I love watching that smoke boil out.

December 5, 2001, 06:28 AM
I've been using Pro Shot solvent on the gas parts.
It never occurred to me to watch the smoke boil out but I do know it blackens the base of my 1st finger.