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Break Free CLP good for bore protection?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by pdh, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. pdh

    pdh Well-Known Member

    Is Break Free CLP ok to use for the bores for protection against rust and pitting.
    Also,heard Hoppes #9 is very good to use.Is this correct?
    Thanks alot
    Paul :)
  2. trapshooter

    trapshooter Well-Known Member

    Dang, I hope so. I use Hoppe's (or Shooters Choice copper remover on the big rifles after lots of shooting) to clean, CLP to coat (Or Militec-1).;)


    And what romulus says below is right on!
  3. romulus

    romulus Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't let Hoppe's or any ammoniated solvent for that matter sit in a barrel for any length of time...
  4. agony

    agony Well-Known Member

    I thought Hoppes#9 was a nitro based solvent?
  5. Badger Arms

    Badger Arms Well-Known Member

    With Hoppes or any other solvent, you need a second step of some sort of protectant on the bore. If you don't mind another bottle on the shelf or in the drawer, Tetra-Gun sells a lubricant that's the cat's meow for bore treatment. This is after you use bore solvent of course. Break-Free is an outstanding product if you are only planning on using one product. It's fine to protect your bore for long-term. Once a year, I clean all of my guns I haven't shot and leave some Break-Free in the bore from a wet patch. Before I shoot any gun, I run a dry patch down the bore and dry the chamber as best I can.

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