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birdiemc

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I would definitely love to test more products, but these are all I have on hand.

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Carb cleaner seems to work ok... Based solely on what i saw here I would say if using it to clean a rifle I would probably want to run wet patch, then brush, then dry patch and repeat. It seems to remove in layers for lack of better words...it dries almost immediately and seems no easier to wipe away after an hour of application than immediately after.
 

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So there's my highly unscientific test. I had higher hopes for wipeout, but not surprised that Montana did well, very surprised how well the Hoppes foaming cleaner did. I figure I'll definitely keep buying the montana for sure, and probably will incorporate the hoppes a little more than the wipeout in the future depending on whether I am trying to get at copper too or just carbon. I like the eezox for oiling down my shotgun to prevent rust, but the rest of these aren't going to make the cut for future purchases.
VERY impressive. Very nice & considerate of you to share! This is something that may help everyone here!👍
 

rm76

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Great trial, and oh yeah, this was a scientific test for sure. It's obvious that you understand the basic principals of science. I am a retired career scientist (albeit a biological scientist) and you conducted this study with great effort to 1) use a control treatment, 2) control errors to the extent possible, and 3) minimize bias among the various treatments. The only other thing you could have done was utilize replication, perhaps another exhaust pipe or two. Scientists also like to use more objective means of measuring outcome when possible, but sometimes a subjective assessment is all you have. As stated, an exhaust pipe may not equal carbon build up in a rifle barrel, but nonetheless this was a well done practically conducted simple scientific test. Kudos for your efforts and for sharing.
 

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I have had great results with the Montana Extreme line of products as well. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Its always cool to see some direct comparisons even though its not a gun barrel, it still shows how well they each work.
 

7mmTikkaShooter

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Man this is awesome! Thanks so much for the info. I can only imagine how many more cleaners and tests are possible and I’m guessing you’ve opened up some ideas for others to try. Side note: outside of replicating the test at least 3 times and keeping track of the number of cleaning strokes required I’d say this was fairly scientific and I doubt you’d find many who would dispute the results. As far as carbon removal, I think you’ve done a nice job illustrating the efficacy of its removal with these products. If you, or anybody else out there, try something similar again I’d love to see other carbon removal products like KG-1, Bore Tech C-4, or maybe Kroil and JB bore paste. So many options to try. Well done!
 

birdiemc

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Great trial, and oh yeah, this was a scientific test for sure. It's obvious that you understand the basic principals of science. I am a retired career scientist (albeit a biological scientist) and you conducted this study with great effort to 1) use a control treatment, 2) control errors to the extent possible, and 3) minimize bias among the various treatments. The only other thing you could have done was utilize replication, perhaps another exhaust pipe or two. Scientists also like to use more objective means of measuring outcome when possible, but sometimes a subjective assessment is all you have. As stated, an exhaust pipe may not equal carbon build up in a rifle barrel, but nonetheless this was a well done practically conducted simple scientific test. Kudos for your efforts and for sharing.
I need to figure away to apply consistent pressure when wiping with the patch, and I probably could count brush strokes or something to really ensure consistency, but mostly what I wanted to see is how the different products handled breaking down the buildup. When I used hoppes to clean my EGR valve, I sprayed it on, then let it soak and the black just wiped away super easy, before that i was that product was complete garbage which is why I was using it to clean car parts.if I do the test again I think I will cut the pipe into sections to eliminate cross contamination then play around with achieving better consistency with the mechanical part of cleaning
 

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