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Unread 03-06-2008, 07:55 PM
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Get the copper out!

Ok fella's I am about to run out of my copper cleaner (no names) and was looking to purchase some more but well after I started looking there are like 2.5 million new products out there! some I have never heard of and some I've heard of but have not had any dealings with so I'm hoping that you guys might lend me a hand with what you have found to work good for you.

First off my shooting is mainly at the range or shooting pasture maggots with rifles from .172 - .243 (.338 in the future ;-)) I have seen stuff from Bore Tech, Gunslick, Hoppe's, KG, Montana X-treme, and Shooters Choice! I'm a big time Hoppe's #9 fan but sometimes you need a little more to get the job done so fella's what has worked for ya? I was told to try some of the Montana X-treme 50BMG that would be the ticket but never used any of the stuff so your help would be great! Later,

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    Unread 03-06-2008, 08:29 PM
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    Personal experience with Wipeout w/o accelerator and Warthog.

    Wipeout for overnight thorough copper removal.

    Warthog for quick copper remove during a shooting session.

    No personal experience w/Montana Extreme or 50 BMG but I'm gonna give 'em a try one of these days.
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    Unread 03-07-2008, 12:34 AM
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    Wipeout (with accelerator) is the best I've used...but be careful, it can dissolve stock finish (and other stuff laying around), and the acclerator will leak out of any tight-lid container once it's unsealed.

    The accelerator needs to be carefully packed in upright position in original bottle during transport. I haven't been able pack it in airline luggage (even in original re-sealed bottle) without it leaking into the double Zip-Lock bag I sealed the bottle in for safety.:mad:
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    Unread 03-07-2008, 09:54 AM
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    For a quick cleaning I prefer Montana Extreme 50BMG (they call it Copper Killer now I believe). Strongest copper solvent I've used to date and I've used most everything out there.

    If time is not an issue I like to squirt some Wipeout in my barrel and leave it overnight.

    Keep in mind that cleaning for copper fouling is best done after cleaning for powder fouling. For powder I prefer MPro-7 or a mixture of Shooters Choice and Kroil (75% SC to 25% Kroil).

    You can find some good info on barrel cleaning here:

    Bore Cleaning Method
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    Unread 03-07-2008, 10:13 AM
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    PS: Warthog is super for powder fouling. The first patch gets pretty much all of it. Then with a smooth barrel after about 4 more patches its clean. Also, on a Q-tip its great for cleaning the brake. Better/faster/less smelly, actually no smell at all, than GEMTC.
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    Unread 03-07-2008, 01:50 PM
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    Never tried some of the stuff being talked about, but I have used Sweets 7.62, Shooter's Choice, and Butches Bores Shine (better than Shooters Choice in my Rifles), and nothing holds a candle to KG 12 for pure getting the copper out with little effort and nominal time. Put it in with a couple of wet patches, let it soak for 5-7 minutes, patch it out. It's got no ammonia in it and you don't need to do anything to "turn it off."

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    Unread 03-07-2008, 06:55 PM
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    Pro Shot's solvent will do the same,and like you said no strong odors.
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