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Is Shooters Choice Smelly?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by ulflyer, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. ulflyer

    ulflyer Member

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    Starting to shoot a lot of lead in my pistols and want to try something different. However, I clean in the house and prefer to use stuff not so smelly. Have never used Shooters Choice Lead Remover.
     
  2. MEHavey

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    Don't bother.
    Wrap some copper (real copper) ChoreBoy around a brush and use your regular solvent.
     
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  3. Drail

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    Yup. Either ChoreBoy copper pad or a Lewis Lead Remover. Don't even waste your time trying to remove lead with solvents. Remove it mechanically. Read the label carefully on the ChoreBoy copper pad - some of them are copper plated steel. You DO NOT want to use those. With the Lewis tool you don't even need any solvent at all. Dry cleaning.....
     
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  4. MEHavey

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    Take a magnet to the store.
    If it clings, it's steel. . . no matter what the color.
     
  5. chicharrones

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    Agree.

    I have Shooter's Choice Lead Remover. I don't recall the smell being bothersome, but one thing's for sure, it doesn't work too well.
     
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  7. ulflyer

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    Thanks all....good info. Will pick up some Choir Boy at local hardware. I have several bore cleaners, Mpro-7 and G96, to finish the bores off with. G96 has been my favorite for normal cleaning and preservation for many years. Smells good too. lol
    Getting back into loading and shooting with nearly 2000 lead 45acp bullets on hand. I've had them so long the price tag says $19.50 per box of 500! All are 205gr, most SWC, some RNFP. Used to shoot them in my Kahr and Colt 1991. Put a lot thru the Kahr which has a polygonal barrel and never had any significant buildup. Still got those two guns but have added a Walther PPQ also in 45 with poly barrel. I clean bores after each shoot even if its only 50 rounds of lead.
     
  8. 481

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    So that is where they go when they aren't singing.....:eek:
     
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  9. Drail

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    "take a magnet to the store. If it clings - it's steel no matter what the color" Not necessarily. The magnet is not attracted by steel - it's attracted by iron. SOme steel alloy have very little iron in them. The Chore Boy pads are most likely made from scrap steel bought at the lowest price price - there's no telling what they used to make them.
     
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  10. walnut1704

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    My favorite is the lead remover cloth. Get a brass (not plastic) jag tip and cut a patch from the lead remover cloth and clean as normal. If you have a good tight fit (shim with cloth patch if necessary, but it shouldn't be) a couple of passes will take it right out. It seems less harsh (to me) than the Chore Boy and simpler than the Lewis Lead Remover (which I also have but rarely use anymore).

    Often just a good tight fit with a regular patch on a brass jag tip gets a lot of it.
     
  11. Stevie-Ray

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    Same here. RIG used to make good lead-free cloth, and I can't remember the other company that made it even before them. Stuff works great. Back when I was shooting a lot of .44 mag, it was the go-to for my Redhawk. But, I always found shooting one or two jacketed after a lot of lead worked best to get much of it out, before using the cloth.
     
  12. Kp321

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    The answer is to prevent leading in the first place. Proper alloy, proper lube, and most importantly, proper fit will prevent leading at reasonable velocities.
     
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