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How to use coppermelt in my .308???

 
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:44 AM
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Re: How to use coppermelt in my .308???

Old bear hit it right. just use an under sized brush with a patch wrapped around it. Drop some coppermelt on the patch and stroke it through the barrel several times. I use tipton nylon brushes that have a stainless core. That stuff is awesome. I have never seen anything as easy as coppermelt.
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Re: How to use coppermelt in my .308???

Darn, I was hoping to get another bottle or two!

Well, since you are keeping yours [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img], just follow what arthurj and old bear said and it will work great. I find that a steel cored 22 caliber nylon brush will work with most calibers if you find the right sized patch. I usually use the 1 3/4" patch for most calibers under 7mm. For bigger, I use a 6mm brush with 1 3/4" or 2 1/4" patches.

Just make sure you use a steel cored nylon brush because this stuff will desolve the brass ones and give you a false reading.
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:28 AM
 
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Re: How to use coppermelt in my .308???

Bore guides by Dewey are a good choice or the ones from Sinclair which are caliber and rifle specific.Stoney point guides are usable if you are careful. As for the muzzel end of the rifle I don't push the brush all the way out of the barrel, otherwise the patch can strip off and waste some of the coppermelt as you try to re-wrap the damn thing.
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Re: How to use coppermelt in my .308???

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Darn, I was hoping to get another bottle or two!

Well, since you are keeping yours [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img], just follow what arthurj and old bear said and it will work great. I find that a steel cored 22 caliber nylon brush will work with most calibers if you find the right sized patch. I usually use the 1 3/4" patch for most calibers under 7mm. For bigger, I use a 6mm brush with 1 3/4" or 2 1/4" patches.

Just make sure you use a steel cored nylon brush because this stuff will desolve the brass ones and give you a false reading.

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Hi goodgrouper,

thanks for the advice, tried it and it works miracles!!!

Had some trouble with the patches though - they just would not absorb Coppermelt unless you "rubbed it in"...

Is that Coppermelt-specific or am I using the wrong patches? Can you recommend better ones?

Cheers,

elwoodb.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:22 PM
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Re: How to use coppermelt in my .308???

Elwood

You'll want to use only cotton patches, Coppermelt just seems to roll off any other type.

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Old 05-16-2007, 05:37 PM
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Elwood

You'll want to use only cotton patches, Coppermelt just seems to roll off any other type.

Chris

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Thanks Chris, here is what I thought IŽd order from Brownells:

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...173&s=4167

or rather these?

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...291&s=4911

What do you reckon? Thanks for your help, much appreciated!

Cheers,
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:02 PM
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Re: How to use coppermelt in my .308???

I'd go with the second one, the cotton flannel patches. The first has "cellulose material" added, I have no idea what that is, might work might not, but I know the cotton flannel works. Hate to see you have to order them twice.

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