Moly removal

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Pete L, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. Pete L

    Pete L Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    whats the best way to remove moly from your barrel ??
     
  2. ILIKA308

    ILIKA308 Active Member

    Messages:
    38
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    KROIL WORKS PRETTY GOOD
     

  3. ErikD

    ErikD Member

    Messages:
    10
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    I've used Kroil too, but have had to resort to JB paste to get all traces of moly out of barrels. I find moly more hassle than it's worth, and don't use moly coated bullets anymore.
     
  4. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Messages:
    4,803
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Kroil will not remove Moly. Try Montana Extreme 50 BMG or their Copper Creme.

    Moly is not easy to get out even with them. Guys either love it or hate it. I could never get it to work for me.

    BH
     
  5. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    521
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Ackley, Just run a little acetone down your barrel on a patch and moly is gone. Then, clean the barrel real good.
     
  6. Pete L

    Pete L Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    [ QUOTE ]
    Ackley, Just run a little acetone down your barrel on a patch and moly is gone. Then, clean the barrel real good.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    forgive me but what is "acetone" Iam in the UK and have never heard of this product
     
  7. Pete_R

    Pete_R Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    I think most ladies nail varnish remover is acetone based - I think we have it up here in Haggis country so you should be okay.
     
  8. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    521
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Ackley, Acetone is sold here in the US in hardware stores. It is a solvent like lacqer thinner. Yes, it is a part of finger nail polish. Acetone is just stronger since it is the pure stuff.
     
  9. Pete L

    Pete L Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    66
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2006
    thanks for all the comments I have found some pure acetone from a local smith,I have already scrubbed with kroil and JB hopefully I might have shifted the stuff but the acetone will make sure,I hope it doesent harm a Krieger match barrel
     
  10. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,854
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Acetone will not hurt barrels at all unless you swab out the barrel and don't reil it , acetone willremove all oil from the bore and alot of guys say that you can have your barrel to "dry" and it'll foul realy bad.

    I use Moly in a couple of my guns that have cheaper barrels and they get shot in higher volume like my factory varmint guns. I have found that in some calibers Iwas able to get a little better accruacy with moly coated bullets I think its do to having to use more powder to get the same velocity as un-coated bullets which give you better load density. Otherwise , I don't bother with it anymore.

    When I remove moly from one of my guns , I swab it out several time with acetone then use strait JB bore paste for a dozen or so strokes they clean like normal , thats always worked good for me