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Old August 2, 2000, 10:20 AM   #1
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Any suggestions for a good liquid bore cleaner that will remove lead? Thanks.

Old August 2, 2000, 01:40 PM   #2
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What's wrong with Hoppe's No. 9?
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Old August 2, 2000, 01:45 PM   #3
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Takes care of the lead w/o the toxic use of solvents, such as Hoppes. Your wife may thank you too, as it is 'neutral' smelling.
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Old August 2, 2000, 01:57 PM   #4
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I've found that the two best lead removers are not liquids. The first is the pull-thru Lewis (now Hoppe's) Lead Remover. The second is Outer's Foul-Out (or FO II, or FO III). The Foul-Out will remove more lead than you would believe could be in the bore. (Ok, the Foul-Out uses a liquid but only as an ion exchange.)
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Old August 4, 2000, 02:48 PM   #5
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While the foulout unit is great, it is a bit pricey.

One of the best cleaners I have found for lead and copper is IOSSO Bore Paste.

I apply it to a rectangular patch over a bore brush and it cleans incredibly well - even the area in front of the chamber.

This stuff is non abrasive so no worry there.
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Old August 4, 2000, 08:58 PM   #6
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Unwind a Chore Girl or similar brass potscrubber. Wind 1 or 2 strands through and around the bristles on a bore brush, wet with Hoppe's or whatever, and scrub. It won't hurt the bore, the lead comes right out, and the price is right. Renew as needed. Thanks and a tip o' the hat to Veral Smith...

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Old August 5, 2000, 05:38 PM   #7
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Concur with above about Chore Girl/Boy. I do the same stuff myself and find it the easiest way to remove the leading. And yes, thank you Veral Smith.
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