Which Copper Solvent

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by DIRTY 30 RUM, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. DIRTY 30 RUM

    DIRTY 30 RUM Active Member

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    I have a 257wby Mag and I run it a little warm. I primarily shoot light bullets for speed. 75 grn V-Max, 87 grn, & 85 grn Noslers. Now hear is my question. Which solvent should I use for copper. I currently use Sweets 7.62 & JB Bore cleaner. The gun still has the factory Barrel and yes you can see machine marks on it when it is finely clean. Cleaning the copper out is a real chore and takes hours to do. I know part of the problem is running over 4k on some loads. I would love to take the Mark V apart and put a new barrel on but it groups under 1/4 MOA @ 4150 Fps. Thank you for your replies.
     
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  2. BountyHunter

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    Wipe Out Patch Out and Montana Extreme 50 BMG. use ME or Kleen Bore hard bristle brushes. those two are faster than anything else I have used and both will take out the carbon ring in front of the chamber throat.

    They clean super fast and Yes I have a borescope so I know for a fact that they are clean.

    BH
     

  3. Blacktail2

    Blacktail2 Well-Known Member

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    I used Sweets for years, then i discovered 50 B.M.G. thought it was the ticket untill Wipeout came along.I still use the 50 B.M.G. if i don't have alot of time to let the Wipe-out sit in the barrel.I use the Wipe-out Accelerator first then spray the Wipe-out foam in and let it sit over night,patch it out and thats it,no more brushing untill your arms sore.Then i run a patch with some Montana Bore Conditioner,i think the conditioner helps a little with the fouling.
     
  4. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Wipeout! If I'm in a hurry, I use Sweet's and apply it with a nylon brush. Keep the brush moving back and forth for about 30 seconds. This seems to make the Sweet's work much better.
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Add me to the Wipe Out (w/ Wipe Out Accelerator) list. If you use two applications of Wipe Out, it is a good idea to roll the rifle over (scope down) before the second application. The bore foam tends to accumulate at the bottom half of the bore and cleans better there.

    On a heavily fouled rifle I use 2-3 patches of Accelerator and then let the foam sit for an hour or so. Then push out the gunk with a clean patch before reapplying Accelerator and foam. I let this application sit over night.

    The whole process takes only a few minutes to apply and requires no elbow grease or brushes which many shooters worry will degrade the quality of their crown.
     
  6. devildoc

    devildoc Well-Known Member

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    I am another wipeout/accelerator convert, only downside is it takes at least an hour soak to work well and the longer the better. But it is hands down the best at getting copper out. I soak for an hour or two then flip and let sit for another hour or two.
     
  7. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    I love Wipeout w/ Accelerator, but I just bought the new "patchout" so I wont have to deal with the foam. Just mix accelerator & Patchout 50%-50% and patch or mop it down the barrel.

    I'll post results after I clean.
     
  8. lucasgreff

    lucasgreff Well-Known Member

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    Put me on the Sweets List. I use it on my rifles and done properly it works great. It just takes more patience but cleaning my rifle is my Zen so its not an issue of time for me. :)
    Lucas
     
  9. DIRTY 30 RUM

    DIRTY 30 RUM Active Member

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    Thank you guys for all the replies. I love to shoot that gun, but man it is a real pain to clean. With the foam do you need to remove the powder first or just put the foam in a let it do its deal? Once again thank you.
     
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  10. Roll-Yur-Own

    Roll-Yur-Own Well-Known Member

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    The foam just does its thing. But, like I said, the new patchout does the same thing without the foam.
     
  11. DIRTY 30 RUM

    DIRTY 30 RUM Active Member

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    10-4 I will give that a try.