Best copper solvent?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by WyoHunter, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. WyoHunter

    WyoHunter Active Member

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    What's the best copper solvent and do you use a different solvent for powder fouling. Thanks for the info!
     
  2. royinidaho

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    I use Warthog for both.

    Except when I'm not in a hurry. Then I use Wipeout.
     
  3. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    1+ on Warthog for both. Wipeout is good, but messy (for me), and some people like to use a separate carbon remover.
     
  4. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Bore Tech Eliminator for copper; Shooters Choice Blackpowder gel for carbon.
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Warthog1134

    The gunslick foam, to my surprise, worked better, substantially, over wipeout.
     
  6. sniperVLS

    sniperVLS Well-Known Member

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    I thought my barrel was totally void of copper until I ran some Bore Tech Eliminator thru it yesterday. Definitely be using it from now on :)
     
  7. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    Shooters Choice and I just bought some Tipton stuff that I haven't used yet.
     
  8. mtmuley

    mtmuley Well-Known Member

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    Not to hijack, but what about Butch's? mtmuley
     
  9. JeffVN

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    At one time I used Shooter's Choice, then moved on to Butches Bore shine (which was better and faster then Shooter's Choice), now I use KG #1 for carbon, and #12 for copper. The combination works better then either Shooter's Choice or Butches Bore shine.

    JeffVN
     
  10. Mr. Reaper

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    Copper/Powder fouling

    Sweet's 7.62 for copper, Shooters Choice for powder
     
  11. djkynoch

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    I started using janitorial grade ammonia and have not looked back. I follow it up with Ed’s Red. Cleaning is so much faster and I only have to use patches; which I think is easier on the bore.

    I know there is a lot of controversy about using janitorial ammonia for cleaning. I look at it this way; ammonia is ammonia and is harmful to the bore no matter what concentration is used if it is not completely removed after cleaning and followed up by a good rust preventative. So I don’t see any more harm using a 10% concentration over a 7-8% concentration that is used in Montana Extreme and other name brand solvents.
     
  12. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Have you scoped your bores lately?
     
  13. Blacktail

    Blacktail Well-Known Member

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    I use a mixture of 2/3 shooter choice and 1/3 of the shooters choice copper removal. So far so good. Guy who built my gun recommended it.
     
  14. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    Wipe-Out and Accelerator.