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Old 03-31-2002, 05:25 PM
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Anyone know any good home recipe's for a cleaning solution on copper and powder risidue? I'm kind of in the sticks and all we seem to be able to get is Hoppes #9 powder solvent which is no going concern
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Old 03-31-2002, 10:02 PM
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Re: moosehunter

Moosehunter

Do you have carb cleaner for the car engine?
That works good for the Powder residue.

Do you have ammonia? Pour out 1/2 of the contents of Hoppes #9 in another container. Add 1/4 ammonia to one of the containers of Hoppes.
After using the straight Hoppes and cleaning the rifle, run some dry patches down the barrel.
Now wet a patch with the ammonia mixed Hoppes and run it back and forth in the barrel. Let stand 5 minutes and run another wet patch of the ammonia mixture. You should see a green color on the patch. Keep doing this till the green goes away with a wet patch but, not more then 15 mins total and DO NOT use a brass brush during the use of the ammonia mixture. At the end of 15 Min. run 2 or 3 dry patches in the barrel and then go back to the straight Hoppes and wet the bore real good and then brush several strokes with a bore brush. Dry with 2 or 3 patches and then put a wet oiled patch down the bore to seal the metal from mosture.

That should clean your rifle very well.

Darryl Cassel
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Old 04-01-2002, 02:37 AM
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Re: moosehunter

Sweets 762, period. It's all I use.
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Old 04-01-2002, 08:15 AM
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Brent

I would have suggested Sweets also, in conjunction with Shooters Choice and or Butches but, I think Moose hunter was asking for some "Home" remedy stuff as to where he is located? Straight ammonia would not be the way to go for him, or anyone for that matter.
Sweets does have other ingredients besides ammonia too.

I gave him some ammonia based copper remover bore cleaner in with the Hoppes #9 which is the basic mixture they use in their copper remover line.

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Old 04-03-2002, 02:33 AM
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Re: moosehunter

Sorry I was reading way too fast and missed his point completely.

Can't say anything for a homebrew, but those Sweets folks sure got it down. Unbelievable.

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Old 04-21-2002, 09:18 PM
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Re: moosehunter

I gotta tell you fellas that ammonia/Hoppes mixture worked slicker than a magazine holder beside the toilet. I told some buddies about it and one says its pretty good on ice with a shot of Zambucca to. Thanks a heap for that one. The vinager and peroxide mixture got a friends 38-55 shooting straight again after he thought it was going to be nothing more than a fireplace hanger. He is some happy camper.
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Old 04-23-2002, 09:58 AM
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Re: moosehunter

Hey, Moosehunter have you talked to the guys at Powder Keg in Kamloops? They carry a lot of stuff. Also there is Wholesale Sports and Russell Sports in AB which can supply you with just about anything. Good prices no PST.

I am in Summerland and finding stuff is getting harder and harder. I do a lot of long range shooting. If interested, give me a shout.

If the LEH work out, I might be coming up your way for a Moose. Any regions to suggest?

Good luck...

Jerry
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