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Hoppe's Elite is not M-Pro7

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GVMan, Sep 1, 2008.

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  1. GVMan

    GVMan Member

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    I have read many times that because Hoppe's Elite and M-Pro7 are made by Pantheon Chemical that they are therefore probably the same. I thought I'd ask Pantheon myself. Here is their response:

    I must admit though that it does sound a bit like "6 of one, half dozen of the other".
     
  2. Ash

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    I would doubt they would say they are the same thing even if they were.

    Ash
     
  3. langenc

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    Do they have samples?
     
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    YEP! Sure does.

    Didn't know hoppe's elite was non-toxic / non-hazardous (Hey isn't that another "6 of one, half dozen of the other" ??)

    That is why I got M-pro7. Though I dont know that they are talking about when they say additional lube.....M-pro7 takes everything off.

    The best advice I got about that product was to where gloves when you use it or it will suck all the oils out of your skin. Its true too.

    I oil my gun up good after I clean it.

    Might have to try the hoppes E just to see what it does.
     
  5. GVMan

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    I started looking into this after seeing a web site that offered Hoppe"s Field Cleaner. They claimed it was a CLP type product. They were out of it. I couldn't find it anywhere including on the Hoppes.com site. So I checked Mpro7 after hearing it was the same.

    Mpro7 does have a CLP product. I think I'll try it.
     
  6. Frank Ettin

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    I've been using MPro7 products for years, including their CLP. I've been pleased.
     
  7. Ramius

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    I liked M-Pro enough to order a gallon of the stuff from Midway USA, despite the expense. ($70!)

    One property that really makes it worth the extra expense to me is the lack of nasty vapors- having asthma, using strong ammonia products or even petrol based cleaners can really be a problem for me.

    Although I usually use gloves, when I forget to do so I have not had any problems with M-Pro on my skin. Also a good thing.

    Finally, the lack of smell I think could be a real advantage for hunting rifles.

    Back to the original question, I've used both M-Pro and Hoppes Elite, and cannot tell any difference in usage, however, it's very possible the M-Pro has a bit of extra cleaner, oil, or something else. Also possible it doesn't. In use, I couldn't tell the difference.

    And yes, you need to lube it good after cleaning to avoid problems. But I do that anyway.

    Good stuff.
     
  8. jim2100

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    Re: M Pro 7

    I recently called the Ruger service department about cleaning solvents. The man I spoke with said that they use M Pro 7 on everything, and that it is so safe you could brush your teeth with it. I too have COPD and cannot be around chemicals. I have read a lot about Hoppes Elite, and hear that it is the same as M pro 7.
    So will continue using them.

    Jim
     
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    Obviously he was joking. But it is safe and no toxic fumes.

    Jim
     
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    I have a little 'boxed set' of M7-pro products. Its good stuff. It has the main cleaning fluid in a spray bottle, a solution for removing copper buildups and some M7 brand lubricating oil.

    It also came with patches, copper brushes, a 'toothbrush' and some other stuff. They seems to make very good products.
     
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