Break free cleaner...what's going on?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by straightshooter, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. straightshooter

    straightshooter Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    My brother in law gave me this cleaner. It cleans fine and all, but my rifle shoots high and to the right for 4-5 shots. I know a clean barrel can shoot off before fouling, but with all other cleaners it only shoots off group for 1-2 shots then settles in. Does this happen to anyone else?
  2. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Assuming you're speaking of Break Free CLP??

    If so, it has alot more oil/lubricant in it than normal cleaning solvents do. Probably the reason for your fouling shots to fly so far out. Even if you dry patch till it appears to be gone, there's still gonna be a fine film of oil left over unless you clean the Break Free out w/ solvent first.

  3. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2009
    Yes that is very common with most solvents/cleaners/oils. I have using hBN aerosol after cleaning and I have no change of impact at all. Must be applied to bare metal surface with no other lube. After cleaning I swab the bore with brake cleaner to remove any residual solvent and then run 2 patches of hBN then one dry patch. See link below for ordering info if interested.

    Lower Friction
  4. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    This is very common as others have mentioned. I don't know what you were using before, but it could be that it did a better job of cleaning and thus the larger variation before fouling. Bore tech eliminator is by far the best I've found and won't harm your barrel. Try some after cleaning with something else and see the difference.....Rich