Originally Posted by jake50
Also i have been told to stay away from Sweets 7.62 Is there a replacement for the job sweets is suppose to do?
You are welcome!!!
I used Sweets for many years and found it very useful under certain circumstances.
It is very good for cleaning a severely fouled barrel without wearing out several brushes
but I never leave it in the barrel more than a half hour before removing it.
When I use Sweets I always follow it with a mild solvent to remove all of it and after the
barrel is clean apply some Hoppe's # 9 or a light coat of gun oil if it is going to be laid up
for a long time.
For normal cleaning I like the Butches Bore shine because it is much more mild, even so
I follow it with the hoppe's or oil for storage. Lilja recommends the Butches for his barrels
and if it is good enough for him it is certainly good enough for me.
Before I fire the rifle I always dry patch several times.
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