Re: had it with chemical solvents? try an enzyme!
Okie dokie. I had much better success last night with the coppermelt. I borrowed Gonehuntingagains MTM bore guide and used it for a rem700 short and long action and a ruger m77. I also used his good carbon fiber cleaning rods. What a difference this makes. Sliding the patched nylon brush into a funnel-like opening in the bore guide is WAY WAY easier than trying to start it into the muzzle. <font color="red"> If you dont have these, you NEED to buy these. </font>
The .308 was mostly clean from the fiasco the night before. The .243 Ruger had been cleaned the conventional way so it had no powder on the first patch but the patches came out greenish blue. All twelve of them!!! the thirteenth patch came out white. I guess I had more copper in there than I had expected.
My bros .338 ss rem went just as the others pictured here. One black striped patch from firing 2 rounds since last cleaning then 5 greenish patches fading to white.
I will be buying a bore guide and a top of the line pair of cleaning rods before I purchase any thing in the way of neck and body dies for the 08. And I'm feeling alot better about spending the money on the coppermelt. What Roland said at breakfast was right, it takes a little to figure out how it all works but once you do you won't use anything else. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!