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Old October 1, 2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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I don't use Hoppe's No. 9 unless I am shooting mosin nagant, because the ammo is corrosive. Smells like crap, thats why you should save that for corrosive stuff.
Hoppe's smells like crap?!


There are a lot of good solvents out there. Hoppe's and Shooter's Choice are a couple of my favorites. Clean according to the directions and put a light cost of oil on everything afterward.

For just a general cleaning I often just use Breakfree CLP for a dual purpose solvent and oil. Then every once in a while I'll scrub the bore with solvent to remove copper or lead fouling. But with what I shoot I don't get a lot of that.
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