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Big-Dummy 06-02-2018 05:38 PM

If you've already got leading, it's hard to beat Kroil and a bronze brush. I've had lead come out in long strings on centerfire revolver barrels after running a Kroil soaked patch down the bore and letting it sit for a while. Likewise, a copper fouled Glock barrel placed in a clear plastic cylinder just slightly larger than the barrel and filled with Kroil had flakes of copper in the bottom after an hour. For light or no metal fouling, my usual bore cleaner is M-Pro7. Just don't scrub with a bronze brush while using it or you will be scrubbing all night wondering why your patches keep coming out black. The M-Pro7 attacks the copper in the bronze brush just like it does fouling in your barrel. The more you use it, the shorter time the cleaning takes. Eventually you will get to the point that a couple cycles of one wet patch, one dry patch is all it takes to get the bore clean. Their LPX oil is also excellent, but for a long time I was a Kroil and Ballistol guy. Nothing wrong with that. I still use Ballistol mixed in boiling water to clean my TC Hawken. I start with boiling water and Windex, then switch to boiling water and Ballistol. I just dump it in an old coffee can and pump it through the bore with a shotgun rod and tight patch. After a couple changes of Windex/water solution I switch to the Ballistol/water solution. When done, I run a dry patch down the barrel, then one with a little pure Ballistol on it. The residual heat from the boiling water dries any remaining water leaving only a protective coat of Ballistol. It used to be you could get quart cans of a BreakFree Bore Cleaner, but I have not seen it for a while. It was really good also. From the smell it had Stoddard Solvent and Acetone in it, probably among other things. I've got a home-brew solution out in the garage made of 25% CLP, 70% Stoddard Solvent, and 5% Acetone that I use for cleaning shotgun barrels. It works great for scrubbing out wad fouling, but I would not use it on anything where you could not remove the forend from the barrel like some fine O/U doubles like the Superposed, as the Acetone will play H E double toothpicks with the finish.

NevRimfire 06-02-2018 08:05 PM

Great input, you’re far from a “Big-Dummy” as your moniker suggests - very smart person. Thank you again.

Clem-E 06-02-2018 08:55 PM

I have noticed that mixing Kroil into the hoppe's mix makes the soaking go faster between brush scrubs.

Big-Dummy 06-02-2018 09:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NevRimfire (Post 11003794)
Great input, you’re far from a “Big-Dummy” as your moniker suggests - very smart person. Thank you again.

Thanks. "Big Dummy" is actually my bicycle. I post under his account since Gerald banned me.

gmd1950 06-02-2018 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big-Dummy (Post 11004082)
Thanks. "Big Dummy" is actually my bicycle. I post under his account since Gerald banned me.

Awe I never banned you, you went out on points. :D

NevRimfire 06-02-2018 09:28 PM

No sweat, you’re a good man

PEASHOOTER67 06-03-2018 12:30 AM

Best bore solvent 22 lr CZ barrels
 
Since I do a LOT of my own maintenance naturally I have a lot of solvents in my shop.

Carbon solvents
Penetrating oils
Lubricants

Plus gun stuff.

Throttle body carbon solvent works great for stubborn carbon build ups and oil/grease cutter.

“ be sure to use with caution “

test on various surfaces to make sure it won’t do bad things like remove bluing from your gun.

Throttle body carbon cleaners are supposed to be plastic friendly especially since intake manifolds are now plastic.

I like using a particular penetrating oil because it smells good, works well, and has rust solvent/inhibitors in it “this falls under micro lubes” and also dissolves carbon deposits.

Then dextron 2/ATF is a good cleaner/scrubber for your barrel as well and used as a primary ingredient to a particular home brew gun cleaner for a reason. Automotive transmission fluid contains abrasives in it.

Then there’s motor oils
Some swear by Mobil 1 synthetic oil for gun oil.

The only gun specific solvents/cleaners I use is hopps #9 in its different formulations.

Edit

Also compressed air helps a lot in cleaning.
Notice I only mentioned two products by name but only endorsed one product.

No I don’t represent any product or company so I have no dog in this hunt.

"The biggest communication problem is we don't listen to understand, we listen to reply"

Clem-E 06-03-2018 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PEASHOOTER67 (Post 11004842)
Since I do a LOT of my own maintenance naturally I have a lot of solvents in my shop.

Carbon solvents
Penetrating oils
Lubricants

Plus gun stuff.

Throttle body carbon solvent works great for stubborn carbon build ups and oil/grease cutter.

“ be sure to use with caution “

test on various surfaces to make sure it won’t do bad things like remove bluing from your gun.

Throttle body carbon cleaners are supposed to be plastic friendly especially since intake manifolds are now plastic.

I like using a particular penetrating oil because it smells good, works well, and has rust solvent/inhibitors in it “this falls under micro lubes” and also dissolves carbon deposits.

Then dextron 2/ATF is a good cleaner/scrubber for your barrel as well and used as a primary ingredient to a particular home brew gun cleaner for a reason. Automotive transmission fluid contains abrasives in it.

Then there’s motor oils
Some swear by Mobil 1 synthetic oil for gun oil.

The only gun specific solvents/cleaners I use is hopps #9 in its different formulations.


"The biggest communication problem is we don't listen to understand, we listen to reply"

for lubricants: Grease I like Mobil 1 pink chassis grease. for oil the 32wt royal purple machine oil works great, but I will likely have to find a replacement since it is no longer made apparently. try lube for me is TW25b. and when i need something water proof for stuff i sweat on I go with xf-7.

Z400ACDC 06-03-2018 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SDBigDog1955 (Post 11002946)
kerosene :bthumb:

I also kerosene a lot myself!

JTJ 06-03-2018 12:40 PM

Birchwood Casey Lead Removal and Polishing Cloth.
https://www.cabelas.com/product/Birc...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

SDBigDog1955 06-03-2018 01:49 PM

mineral spirit's AKA = paint thinner :bthumb:

Winnut 06-03-2018 05:05 PM

60+ years using Hoppes 9 solvent...then Rem Oil or the like.
All my guns, .22 thru 45-70 are still better shooters than I am.

flylo 06-03-2018 05:30 PM

I don't reccomend this to anyone else but mercury works better than anything. I just bough a NOS Outers 2 & 3 to try.

NevRimfire 06-03-2018 06:18 PM

Mad Hatters...mercury NG.

Al the Infidel 06-03-2018 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmd1950 (Post 11004162)
Awe I never banned you, you went out on points. :D

:D

While leading certainly is a problem, if, one has it....its not really all that common. Folks flock to RFC seeking cures for their problems a lot more than to sing praises IME, CZ zealots excluded of course, hence one reading about dreaded leading. Carbon rings are a lot more common IMO. Regular cleaning done correctly with a cleaner such as Hoppes #9 and a bronze brush keep carbon rings and leading at bay. Shooting a few rounds to re-lube the bore with preferred ammo after cleaning is a small price to pay to keep a 22 shooting to the best of it's ability. JMO YMMV ETC


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