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Old 03-08-2013, 11:41 PM
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I keep cleaning and nothing changes???

So I have been cleaning my, new to me......340 Weatherby Mag Alaskan. It has a nickel coated stainless bbl. Anyways I disassembled the gun to clean it. The bolt and inside the stock everything was very very clean. I don't think the gun was ever hunted.

The problem is, I have been working on the inside of the barrel for 6 hours now. I have ran a good 40+ patches and scrubbed the barrel with a brush 3 times. I have been using Shooters Choice patches, and then 2 patches of Sweets 7.62(or whatever the number) then coat the brush with Sweets. I then scrub for 10 strokes, then let the gun sit for 20-30 minutes. Then run more and more patches of Shooter's choice. The patches are still coming out blue. dark blue after scrubbing and then lighten up but never going clean.

So When I bought this gun I had the place scope the gun (supposedly) and they said the barrel looked great. I bought the gun sight unseen other than pictures. Like I said the gun is in fantastic shape but I am beginning to wonder if I made a mistake. I am wondering of the guy who owned the gun before me lost accuracy so he traded it. I am thinking the barrel could have been fouled because no way did someone that knows guns let this barrel get this bad.

When do I know when to stop cleaning? Is the stainless barrel having something to do with it? I have never had a stainless gun before so I don't know what to expect.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:47 PM
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Re: I keep cleaning and nothing changes???

If you are using a brass brush with sweets, etc. the blue is coming from that
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:25 AM
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Re: I keep cleaning and nothing changes???

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If you are using a brass brush with sweets, etc. the blue is coming from that
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And the stainless barrel has nothing to do with it.

The Sweets will attack the bronze brush (Good for initial cleaning) but after brushing switch to a swab
or a patch soaked in a milder solvent .

Bore Tec or Butches are good solvents for normal cleaning.

Use a cotton swab to apply the solvent and it will come clean.

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:33 AM
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If you are using a brass brush with sweets, etc. the blue is coming from that
I used a brass brush first then switched to nylon type brush for next 2 brushings. Most patches have been of Shooter's Choice which I find very similar to Butches. I have some Butches and Kroil as well. I might try some of that tomorrow.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:40 AM
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Re: I keep cleaning and nothing changes???

I had a .340 Wby that I ran only barnes down the pipe, and had a heck of a time with copper fouling (nothing against barnes). I landed up useing a product called wipe out and it works very well.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:13 AM
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Re: I keep cleaning and nothing changes???

I think youre doing things right I just wonder if the previous owner ever used a copper solvent? Im thinkin no. Have you tried blue wonder? Ive had good luck with it. Also as someone mentioned try wipeout and plug your barrel and leave overnight. Good luck
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:44 AM
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Re: I keep cleaning and nothing changes???

+1 on wipe out foam, and use the accelerator. on a few "well used" 1903a3'3, it has taken about a week of cleaning, letting foam soak over nite.
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