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Bore tech C4 for carbon.

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by CoalCrackerAl, Nov 30, 2022.

  1. CoalCrackerAl

    CoalCrackerAl Member

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    I saw it mentioned here on the forum. Does it require less scrubbing? Im wearing out brushes and my arm too! With my cleaning quest.
     
  2. Laphroaig

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    I always start my barrel cleaning regimen with some carbon solvent. Mainly Slip2000 Carbon Killer but I did get some C4 recently. The time I tried the C4 I didn't think the patches came out as black as the CK, but I'm still not convinced either way. I truly love the Boretech products so I'll give it another chance.

    Soaking a carbon fouled AR bolt in the CK does save a ton of scrubbing!
     
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  3. Rule3

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    There is no "magic" formula, any of the name brands will work. Mechanical (brush) is what removes most fouling.
    What ever solvent let it sit a work for a few minutes.

    Revolver, pistol or rifle?

    Why so much carbon??
     
  4. CoalCrackerAl

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    Rifle I cleaned 3 so far. My Savage axis is the worst so far. I tried Mothers polish today. It's working too.
     
  5. South Prairie Jim

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    For the tough carbon build up Iosso paste is very good, follow the instructions of course.
     
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    The losso and JB bore paste is what gave me the idea to try the Mothers. Im starting to see bare metal now. The fouling is on the lands. I would think it would have been caked in the groves.
     
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    Does your normal routine include a bronze brush ?
     
  8. CoalCrackerAl

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    Yes i find them to scrub better than the nylon ones. PS the axis is about done.
     
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  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to have some Slip 2000 Carbon Killer, and it worked well, I've been using C-4 lately and like it, but I still have to use a bronze brush, and JB on patches or those felt dohickies to get the heavy carbon out. Maybe if you let it soak a week, but who has that kind of time.
     
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    Im working on my 770 30.06 now. The carbon wasn't bad in it.Hoppes elite worked this time. I do have blobs of lead. I think it's from them coated bullets i had bad smoking with. I put kroil in the bore last night. I'll be working at it soon.
     
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