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Best copper solvent?

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Unread 07-30-2008, 12:26 PM
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Copper remover and bore cleaning

If you really are serious about cleaning your rifle bores try KG.
The KG cleaning supplies were originally recommended to me by Winchester Arms Customer Service shop in St. Louis about 4 years ago. I have used KG1 Carbon Remover,KG2 Bore Polish and Cleaner, & KG12 Copper Remover. If you have a rifle and shoot this stuff will get it clean with less work and hassle than about any thing else on the market. No ammonia and completely safe for you and your barrel.
I use bore Tech Eliminator as well and would rate it # 2 behind KG. I have been down the trail with just about everything else available at your local store. After saving my coin I purchased a Hawkeye Borescope and found out a lot of what I thot I knew about gun cleaning wasn't much. Every rifle I owned I thot was clean and every one still had Copper left in the bores. After getting the borescope, checking bores and then getting them finally and completely clean I found that most of the accuracy that I thot was gone was still in there.
I know just about everybody will go and buy a new rifle, take it home, get a box of bullets and head to the rifle range to get it sighted in and see how it shoots. Most don't clean them before the trip to the range and I will guarantee that every factory new rifle at your favorite gun store has a copper and powder fouled bore from the factory proof test firing that doesn't get cleaned before shipment. If it is not removed before you start your site-in / BBL break-in you will have problems as long as you have the rifle.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 12:52 PM
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KG Cleaning Products

Anybody else tried the KG Coatings line of bore cleaners?
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Unread 07-30-2008, 12:55 PM
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Outers Foam

I use the Outers Foam, it works just like Wipeout. I spray it in and let it sit for 15+min then patch until clean. It does well for removing copper. The various foams are not harmful to bbls, you can leave them in over night if you want.

I don't like using anything that's harmful to steel. A good many of the copper solvents will harm the steel if left in too long or if not totally removed.

When I need to clean quickly at the range and don't have time for the foam to work, I use Shooters choice copper solvent. It does ok when accompanied with a few passes of a brush.

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Unread 11-30-2011, 07:39 PM
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Re: Best copper solvent?

Originally Posted by Boss Hoss View Post
Have you scoped your bores lately?
That was wry and succinct.

~ 10 years ago we cut a 243 chamber in this Chrome Moly bull barrel and cut the crown at 11 degrees.
After a trip to the range, I left Sweet's 7.62 Copper solvent [Ammonia based] in the bore over night.

In the morning, the muzzle had become etched.

I gotta get a digital microscopic, you should see how bubbly the etching looks.

I am now into KG-12 for Copper.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 07:53 PM
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Re: Best copper solvent?

I been using KG-12 and KG-2 for the past 3 - 4 years and I don't use anything else, well KG-1 to remove carbon KG-3 to flash all down and KG-4 gun oil
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Unread 11-30-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: Best copper solvent?

Wipe out patch out and accelerator. I spend a lot of time in my gunsmiths shop and use his bore scope quite frequently. I am very happy with results.
If Obama was the answer how stupid was the question?
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Unread 12-01-2011, 07:34 AM
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Re: KG Cleaning Products

Originally Posted by phorwath View Post
Anybody else tried the KG Coatings line of bore cleaners?
I also use KG12 for copper.... Does a great job and have found nothing better....
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