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Old 01-13-2020, 07:11 AM
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I was reading on another forum about the use of JB's and other abrasive bore cleaners, one of the popular barrel makers posted a warning about using JB's on a brush, nylon or bronze to clean bores. There's photos of the damage caused are posted to. Seems like the bore cleaning thing is never ending. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:02 AM
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Post a link to these sites, could use some good reading.
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Hmm, polishing a bore with JB and not removing metal thread....popcorn is hot & ready!
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It's too early for popcorn. I'm going to jump to another thread.
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I save the JB and Kroil for truly nasty barrels. My great grandpappy on the other hand swore by spit and burlap with a little ox tallow for lube but he didn't have the internet back then.

Use what you want, be happy!

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Hmm, polishing a bore with JB and not removing metal thread....popcorn is hot & ready!
You're pretty quick on the draw there with the popcorn popper, Al. Beat me to it.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:15 AM
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How could you let a firearm deteriorate till you need that much cleaning? That's just abuse.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:33 AM
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Pawn shop finds, widow deals, etc, etc. There are lonely abused orphans everywhere just waiting on a new owner to take them home and show them some love.

Some might say JB polish is tough love but I say spare the rod, spoil the barrel

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Patience is the best bore cleaner. Maybe I'm lucky, never had a bore that couldn't be cleaned with Hoppe's and patience. Getting in a hurry is where you can get in trouble.
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Post a link to these sites, could use some good reading.
I'm not an advocate for one way or another. To me it's a Ginger or Maryanne discussion.

I recall reading one of the barrel company's founder made a similar statement about JB. It was attributed to Gail McMillan. (See post #4) https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=284170


A google search turned up this from Bartlein Barrels site on Cleaning and Break in. They don't specifically name JB but I think it's what they would consider, "etc".

"We do not recommend using most paste type cleaners. These can be aggressive and like lapping etc… and if you don’t remove all of the paste before shooting you might as well have sand in the bore when the first round goes down it. It will damage the barrel. Also using paste type cleaners can keep polishing to the point and if over used will actually remove/change/effect the bore dimensions. The lands will take the most beating/wear to them. There are concerns that you can make the barrel too smooth and this also leads to copper fouling issues. Once something like this happens to the barrel it is usually damaged beyond the point it can be saved. Also using a past type cleaner with a brush is guaranteed damage to the bore. Paste cleaners like Iosso, Witch’s Brew, KG2 etc….and we’ve seen the damaged caused with these."

https://bartleinbarrels.com/cleaning...n-guide-lines/

Here is a previous thread on this site about the topic of barrel cleaners. https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=203977
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I think there is probably good justification for a different regime for every problem. A carbon ring in a .22 is not the same as lead build-up in the grooves, is not the same as copper fouling in a CF barrel, is not the same as the rescue of Gradad's barn gun, and so on.

Oh, and Al, and I take my popcorn buttered with salt, or with a little Cabot's Shake-Cheese on it. Make an extra batch for me, willya?
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Im not advocating either way, I have used JBs once in a while, but after seeing this whats a man to do ?
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I just cleaned 5 bore snakes.

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I save the JB and Kroil for truly nasty barrels. My great grandpappy on the other hand swore by spit and burlap with a little ox tallow for lube but he didn't have the internet back then.

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whats wrong with Kroil?
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