Bore cleaning recipies?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Guest, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    any of you guys have a home brewed bore cleaner that you might like to share , I was looking through my cleaning box at all the differant ones I have and wondered if I could make a better one of perhaps a mix of two?
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    My buddy is a competitive rifle shooter. He swears by a solution of Marvel Mystery Oil and GM Top Engine Cleaner. It is a lot less expensive than any commericial bore cleaners.

    I have used it on my shotguns and it seems to work well.

    For whatever reason, I still use Shooters Choice/Kroil in all my rifles. Never had a problem with this stuff either.

  3. REM 700

    REM 700 Active Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    If you look at the ingredients of gm top engine cleaner & butchs bore shine they are the same. For 16 ounces the gm stuff is about 10$ cheaper
  4. bcd

    bcd Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    I haven't checked the lables myself, but was told by a gunsmith that gunscrubber and carburator cleaner was the same but there's not that big of a price difference.
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  5. Skinny Shooter

    Skinny Shooter Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    This isn't really a home recipe. I used to think my bore was clean after using Butch's and other solvents. Read about Wipeout and decided to try it. Found out there was some copper fouling still left in the barrel (personal experience may vary).
    All I use is a nylon brush to loosen up hard fouling if needed, then a jag and patch combo.
    Wipeout Link

    There is another bore foam that is supposed to work well but can't remember the name.
  6. tvincent

    tvincent Member

    May 8, 2004
    You may want to consider Ed's Red. Do a WEB search for the recipe. I have used it, for many years and works as well as Hoppe's #9.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    If you can get locally Coppermelt is the the least labor intensive product I have used. Expensive ! yes but best for copper removal. next best is a product called wipe out, an aerisol that is an enzime like coppermelt.
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    SPOOGE from answer products.......