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Unread 05-04-2008, 09:27 PM
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Guys,
Just a question.........is there a difference between leaving the strong stuff in the bore for a while and repeated applications of the same chemical?

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    Unread 05-04-2008, 09:56 PM
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    I don't see any mention of the use of BoreTech Eliminator....has any one tried this product yet?

    After trying Butch's, Montana Extreme, Sweets, Kroil, Wipe Out and other various cleaners, I am now strictly using BT Eliminator.


    Super good cleaner!!! Lots faster than Wipe Out....

    I only clean my hunting rifles after 30 or so shots....probably really not necessary tho.
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    Unread 05-04-2008, 11:15 PM
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    3 wet patches with KG-1 powder/carbon foul remover

    10-20 strokes with brush saturated with KG-1

    2 dry patches

    3-4 wet patches with KG-2 copper remover/bore conditioner, with last patch using about 20 strokes

    Spray bore with KG-3

    2 dry patches

    Warthog1134, 2 wet patches (saturated) on top of plastic wrap jag. Let sit 10 minutes.

    Take 1" square plastic wrap and spear with jag again. Place regular dry patch over this so warthog1134 does not work on jag. Do 2 dry patches.

    Double check with 1 last saturated patch of warthog1134. If clean, dry patch for final round.

    2 wet patches with KG-4 oil. Best protective oil I've found.

    For me, borescope observation still revealed copper after various foam cleaners. I believe I read a post where only a borescope will tell you if your bore is truly clean. I agree. There is no other real way to objectify a clean barrel. It is my experience that most of the regular, off the shelf stuff at Bass Pro, WalMart, Dick's sporting goods, etc., is worthless. This includes Shooters Choice/Kroil mix.

    My opinion is based on borescope observation. Wipeout, for me, is about 70% as good as they claim.
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    montour rifles. I'm going to try that
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    Jim,
    The repeated use of the stronger cleaning chemicals should not hurt your barrel. Its when these strong chemicals are left in the barrel for longer than reccomended to create a chemical reaction with the steel that can cause barrel damage. Use a nuetralizing chemical after the strong chemicals are used to stop or nuetralize the strong chemicals from working. I use Kroil but carb cleaner would work also. Be sure to dry patch everything out in the end.
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    Quote:
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    I don't see any mention of the use of BoreTech Eliminator....has any one tried this product yet?

    After trying Butch's, Montana Extreme, Sweets, Kroil, Wipe Out and other various cleaners, I am now strictly using BT Eliminator.


    Super good cleaner!!! Lots faster than Wipe Out....

    I only clean my hunting rifles after 30 or so shots....probably really not necessary tho.
    Haven't tried it but have heard good things. I have to stop looking in this thread, so many ideas! LOL
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    I buy Brake Cleaner by the case at Wally World!! That way I know that everything including the lugs are pristine after cleaning then I lube.... Just goes to show you that this hobby can get very intense! LOL!!!! Also by making sure everything is clean the mirror on the BS stays clean as well!!! BIG LOL!!!!!
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