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Old 03-07-2017, 02:00 PM
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Best Solvents to Clean Bolt Action .223



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I recently acquired a CZ 527 .223 varmint and would appreciate knowing the best method and solvents for break in and maintenance cleaning.
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:17 PM
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You're going to get a gazillion different answers on this one. Many products work, some better than others, some quicker than others. You have to get both powder residue and copper fowling out of the barrel.
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:31 PM
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Yes, and I would like some advice on which products to start with for each; are one step solvents worth while?
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:51 PM
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I like the ammonia based solvents for copper fouling, like Sweets. Got to be careful with that though as it is powerful stuff. I then finish with Hoppes #9 and a brush (10 strokes), followed by clean patches and then either Eezox or RemOil.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:15 PM
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I like "Carbon Killer" for the powder residue, and Bore Tech's "Eliminator" for the copper.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:26 PM
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i use kroil and amzoil MP spray thats all you need nylon brushes,patches... one piece stainless rod ,possum hollow guides..
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I use Shooter's Choice and Remington 40X Bore Cleaner, which also requires Rem-Oil. Gunscrubber for cleaning actions and bolts. You'll need some bolt grease, also by Shooter's Choice.
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For break in, one high quality box of ammo. Clean with solvent patch and dry patches until they run clean after every round for the first 10 rounds. Then, do the same after every two rounds. Make sure to let the barrel cool between shots. If you do this the barrel should be broken in. My preferred break in solvent is KG-12 copper solvent because it has been proved to be the best copper solvent remover. However, any solvent will work as long as you follow this sequence.
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Old 03-13-2017, 07:55 PM
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I prefer shooters choice, with a CLP following that. then i use alcohol to take all that out of the barrel. If i store the gun for long term, i use a oil patch and leave the bore oily. If i shoot the gun a lot then the alcohol makes a consistent clean cold bore zero.
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Wipe Out Patch On works the best for me...only bore cleaner I use in my centerfires.
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Wipe Out Patch On works the best for me...only bore cleaner I use in my centerfires.


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I use Eezox on all my firearms. Been using it since the late 1980s.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:42 PM
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Try Patch Out bore solvent. You?ll be amazed by it cleaning properties...it does not contain ammonia. Made by same company which makes Wipe Out.

I basically switched to Patch Out on centirefires.
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As stated above, a gazillion opinions.

Just one thought- If copper is what you want to get rid of and no matter which product, make sure you use an aluminum or nickel plated jag when you patch it "all out". If you use a bronze jag or wire brush, you are going to get a false positive result on copper remaining.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:20 PM
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Lot of good products mentioned here. If any powder or copper fouling remains JBs bore paste will remove it. Saturate a strip of cottons with JBs and a few drops of Kroil wrapped around a nylon brush. Works every time.
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