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Old 05-04-2008, 12:12 PM
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SniperVLS, what do you think of the Iosso paste. What does everyone think the the best copper remover is. I have a 300Ultra with a Shilen Select Match Grade barrel and a 50cal with Lothar Walther that copper foul bad.
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:38 PM
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SniperVLS, what do you think of the Iosso paste. What does everyone think the the best copper remover is. I have a 300Ultra with a Shilen Select Match Grade barrel and a 50cal with Lothar Walther that copper foul bad.
Well I don't what good it does but it surely doesn't harm anything. I've been using it off and on for years, same goes for JB paste. I use wipeout for removal of copper and once you use that you'll ask yourself why you have all the cleaning gear, I ask myself that quite a bit actually lol.

I run a patch soaked with shooters choice down the barrel, sometimes I follow up with a bronze brush, sometimes just a jag with a patch and remove the solvent. I then flip rifle upside down and fill the barrel with wipeout, let it sit for an hour and remove the wipeout. Flip it back to rightside up and time for more wipeout. An hour later I remove it with a dry patch, send some soaked ones thru with some remoil or other lubricants laying around and another loose fitting dry patch to remove most of the oil and it's done. *I rarely let the wipeout sit overnight. I have done it when I put 100 or more rounds down the tube but I rarely shoot more than 60 in a normal day with a single rifle.

There's never any downtime while the wipeout sits, I always take my Sigs or 870s to the range so while the wipeout is soaking, I am cleaning the other toys that need it

*I have no doubt some will see my cleaning regimen and laugh. I've tried so many different things over the years though and this one is the easiest. let the suggestions fly, I'm all ears, err eyes

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Old 05-04-2008, 01:55 PM
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Wipe Out info...........

Check this out:

wipe-out

I talked to Mr. Paul (Terry is his first name) about a year ago about this product.

He was very helpful with my "dumb" questions; he also stated that in my normal weather conditions (central Alabama) that Wipe Out residue, left after the cleaning process and then dry patching, would provide protection from corrosion for about 6 months.

I'm not saying that I will depend on that, but it was encouraging to hear.

Cheers,
Jim
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I've been using this method for years and has worked very well especially when breaking in a barrel. Run about 4-5 wet patches of Butch's Bore Shine to knock out the powder residue followed by 4-5 dry patches. I go right to a bronze bristle brush and Sweets and put more Sweets on every other stroke out the muzzle end. I want to spread the Sweets from muzzle to breech very generously. I'll wipe off my cleaning rod and spray carb cleaner on the brush to nuetralize it. Wait 15 min. then use a wet patch soaked with Hydrogen Peroxide and push that patch through very very slowly, it should take about 1 min. to pass through a 30" barrel. When the patch gets about 1"-2" from the muzzle it will look like your barrel has rabies and be oozing green, yellow, and blue nasties. I'll then run another patch soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide but a little faster. Use several dry patches to clean out, 1 with Kroil oil and another dry patch. When you run the last dry patch through stop about 2" short of the muzzle and shine a flashlight down the muzzle end. The light will reflect off the white patch and you will see if any small copper streaks remain. If there is, do it all over again. Once a barrel is properly broke in this will remove all the copper in one cleaning. The Hydrogen Peroxide reacts with the Sweets and will help keep the copper in its liquid state in a froathy foam ahead of the patch not allowing it to solidify back onto the barrel especially in the corners of the grooves. I bore scope after my cleaning method and have found this to be a very effective way of removing the copper.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:56 PM
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I've been using this method for years and has worked very well especially when breaking in a barrel. Run about 4-5 wet patches of Butch's Bore Shine to knock out the powder residue followed by 4-5 dry patches. I go right to a bronze bristle brush and Sweets and put more Sweets on every other stroke out the muzzle end. I want to spread the Sweets from muzzle to breech very generously. I'll wipe off my cleaning rod and spray carb cleaner on the brush to nuetralize it. Wait 15 min. then use a wet patch soaked with Hydrogen Peroxide and push that patch through very very slowly, it should take about 1 min. to pass through a 30" barrel. When the patch gets about 1"-2" from the muzzle it will look like your barrel has rabies and be oozing green, yellow, and blue nasties. I'll then run another patch soaked in Hydrogen Peroxide but a little faster. Use several dry patches to clean out, 1 with Kroil oil and another dry patch. When you run the last dry patch through stop about 2" short of the muzzle and shine a flashlight down the muzzle end. The light will reflect off the white patch and you will see if any small copper streaks remain. If there is, do it all over again. Once a barrel is properly broke in this will remove all the copper in one cleaning. The Hydrogen Peroxide reacts with the Sweets and will help keep the copper in its liquid state in a froathy foam ahead of the patch not allowing it to solidify back onto the barrel especially in the corners of the grooves. I bore scope after my cleaning method and have found this to be a very effective way of removing the copper.
Your method has intrigued me, enough to the point where I'm going to try it soon. If I ask you questions before or during, you have only yourself to blame
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:11 PM
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Sniper,
I'm sure you'll see it will clean the copper out very well. I'm sure you already know, don't leave the Sweets in very long. When I'm done brushing I add 15 min. no more. Similiar goes with the Hydrogen Peroxide, I told a friend who is experienced in chemistry how I clean. He looked up something on Hydrogen Peroxide and said that if left on steel for a moderate period of time it could harm the barrel, but so can some of the other good cleaning chemicals. Just use it, get it out, and nuetralize the barrel.
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Will do.
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