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Unread 04-04-2014, 06:17 PM
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bore cleaning question

I was at my local gun store picked up a 30 cal. Bore kit it has a bronze brush,cotton swap and a tornado brush aka. Gunsmith brush its the first time I had seen one for a rifle my question is this tornado brush safe for rifle bores is it effective or is it something to throw away also what are you guys using to get the copper out I'm paranoid about copper in my bore I currently use hoppes benchrest and mpro 7 wondering if there is any cleaner that's quicker. I just don't know about that tornado brush though
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    Re: bore cleaning question

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    ...is this tornado brush safe for rifle bores is it effective or is it something to throw away...
    I saw some that were stainless steel... I wouldn't use it.


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    ...what are you guys using to get the copper out I'm paranoid about copper in my bore I currently use hoppes benchrest and mpro 7 wondering if there is any cleaner that's quicker.
    Sweets 7.62 and Shooters Choice Copper Remover works great for me... but I still use Hoppe's 9 for powder fouling and light copper fouling.
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    Re: bore cleaning question

    Try Wipe-out and you won't look back. Does everything the harsh solvents do with out any brushing. I have used various ammonia based solvents and this stuff has outperformed all of them IMO. Try it…you won't be disappointed.
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    Re: bore cleaning question

    Gohring, try Wipe-Out foam. Follow the directions and patch it out when ready, no copper.
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    Re: bore cleaning question

    thanks guys I like the idea of no scrubbing with brushes I think its time consuming and harmful I wouldn't go shoot sometimes just because I didn't want to clean my rifle with that damn brush
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    Unread 04-05-2014, 09:19 AM
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    Re: bore cleaning question

    I don't even use a cleaning rod anymore. Use the Wipe out foam and a piece of weed eater line. Take a piece of weed eater line about a foot or so longer than your barrel. Sharpen one end and take a flame and melt the other end and push it up against a glass or coffee mug and form a button. You can sand the edges of the button to make it the size of your bore. Stick the sharp end through a patch and push it down to the button. Stick the sharpened end into the chamber end and push it through and out the muzzle then grab it and pull the patch through. You can clean anything from the chamber end and not do any harm to your crown. I always carry one of these weed eater cleaning rigs with a few patches and a little bottle of bore cleaner in a zip lock bag in my hunting pack just in case if I need to clean the bore like from a trip and fall and sticking the muzzle into the ground that I know has never happened to anybody.

    NEVER EVER USE A STEEL BRUSH IN A BORE!!!!

    NEVER USE A BRONZE BRUSH WITH ANYTHING THAT IS A COPPER SOLVENT BECAUSE IT WILL EAT THE BRUSH AND LEAVE DEPOSITS IN THE BORE!!!
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    Re: bore cleaning question

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    I don't even use a cleaning rod anymore. Use the Wipe out foam and a piece of weed eater line. Take a piece of weed eater line about a foot or so longer than your barrel. Sharpen one end and take a flame and melt the other end and push it up against a glass or coffee mug and form a button. You can sand the edges of the button to make it the size of your bore. Stick the sharp end through a patch and push it down to the button. Stick the sharpened end into the chamber end and push it through and out the muzzle then grab it and pull the patch through. You can clean anything from the chamber end and not do any harm to your crown. I always carry one of these weed eater cleaning rigs with a few patches and a little bottle of bore cleaner in a zip lock bag in my hunting pack just in case if I need to clean the bore like from a trip and fall and sticking the muzzle into the ground that I know has never happened to anybody.

    NEVER EVER USE A STEEL BRUSH IN A BORE!!!!

    NEVER USE A BRONZE BRUSH WITH ANYTHING THAT IS A COPPER SOLVENT BECAUSE IT WILL EAT THE BRUSH AND LEAVE DEPOSITS IN THE BORE!!!
    thanks for the advice I went to the Otis cleaning cable but I couldn't get all the copper with the chemicals I was using so I would break out the rod with a brush and freakin rod was so flimsy that it would hit the bore every time it flexed so I want a copper eliminating solvent that doesn't require scrubbing
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