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  1. Shinbone

    Shinbone Member

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    I don't think this is clean. I have soaked it with Hoppe's and used a bronze brush and I simply can't get all the lead out. Anything stronger I can use to allow it to soak for awhile? I've been working on this all week. (Evenings). I've been shooting MBC Smallball.
     

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  2. Mango88

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    I've had real good results with Shooter's Choice. It seems to work well on both lead and jacketing fouling.
     
  3. Clifford

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    Stainless steel bore brush or wrap some steel wool over your bronze brush for the same effect. Don't worry, unless you do something silly, like chuck the brush onto your electric drill, you ain't gonna hurt nothin'
     
  4. JTQ

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    I would be more concerned about the stainless steel bore brush than a little lead in the barrel. Most on this site have probably seen the Schuemann Barrels cleaning tip sheet, but for those that haven't.

    http://www.schuemann.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=3zZ4oir3t50%3d&tabid=67&mid=445


    Admittedly, Schuemann is talking about a particular stainless steel, and if you really want to split hairs, you could figure out what type of steel you have in your barrel and what type of stainless is in your stainless bore brush and determine if one is harder than the other, but why bother. Just use a bronze brush and don't worry about it.

    I don't ever clean with anything more caustic than CLP's. There are so many good CLP's out there, and most work so well, I don't even bother with the harsh versions, I just use the non-toxic brands.
     
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    Midway/Brownells have the Lewis Lead Remover.

    Mike
     
  6. Big Nugget

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    wrap some strands of one of these around your bore brush and it'll remove the lead quick. I find it to do a much better job than anything else. Teh only thing I use my Lewis lead remover for anylonger is to clean the forcing cone.

    http://choreboyscrubbers.com/en/Products.aspx

    Whatever brand of copper scrubber you use just make sure it's 100% copper and not copper coated steal.
     
  7. warnerwh

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    +1 on the Choreboy. I like it better than my Lewis lead remover also.
     
  8. chicharrones

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    I use it too when needed. http://www.shooters-choice.com/lead-remover

    It still takes lots of scrubbing, but it works much better than just Hoppe's #9.
     
  9. Shinbone

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    Which Choreboy product? The copper scrubber? My wife says she hasn't seen any of their products around this area in a long time. If I find it, I'll try it.
     
  10. Big Nugget

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    Yes, the copper. I found mine at an ACE hardware store. Not for sure if you have those in your area or not.
     
  11. gdesloge

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    Have you tried a soak in penetrating oil, such as Kroil or Knock'er-Loose?

    gd
     
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  13. Shinbone

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    We have Ace Hardware here. Haven't tried Kroil yet. I picked up a bottle of Shooter's Choice Lead Remover this afternoon.
    I'll try that next.
     
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    I have one of those B&C de-leading clothes.
    I'll cut a portion off and run it down the barrel on a cleaning rod. Works really good and smells amazing.
     
  15. Mauser lover

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    Shooter's Choice all the way!!!


    I am an avid fan (if you couldn't tell).
     
  16. Steel Talon

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    No to stainless steel brushes...Bad idea.

    Try a 50/50 mix of Shooters Choice and Kroil or get yourself a tube of Blue Wonder gun cleaner gel.


    ****Get the Blue Wonder and Kroil from Midway
     
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  17. ColtPythonElite

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    Been using SS on occasion to the the lead out for about 20 years in my pet revolver. It has never hurt a thing...I will admit that when I discovered ChoreBoy around an old brush, I pretty much retired the stainless for all the but the toughest jobs.
     
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    True Value Hardware carries a pure copper "chore boy". Their item # is 282-566, bar code # is 11435 00214
     
  19. ColtPythonElite

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    Walgreens also has ChoreBoy.
     
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    If all else fails, a 50-50 mix of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide really does a number on lead. (I tried it exactly once and it works.)

    However, I have heard that if you leave it too long (and that may be as little as 10 minutes), it can do bad things to the steel barrel...so I would only use it in the most extreme circumstance.

    I bought a Lewis Lead remover but have never used it. I use the Chore Boy regularly, and it works just fine.
    Guess I can expect a late night call from BATFE one night. :)
     
  21. gdesloge

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    Isn't vinegar very hard on bluing?

    gd
     
  22. ColtPythonElite

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    Vinegar is said to remove bluing. Make sense since it is highly acidic.
     
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    Take a magnet when shopping for the copper scrubbing pads. Some of them are copper plated steel...not good.
     
  24. rcmodel

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    Copper Chore Boy pads are getting very hard to come by around here.
    Dillon's grocery has stopped carrying them at all.
    My Westlake store keeps them in the back room so you have to ask for them.

    Seems the crackheads steal them off the shelves faster then the stores can restock them.

    I guess they make most excellent Crack Pipe filters!

    The cops consider them drug paraphernalia too, and will call the drug sniffing dog in if they see one in your car during a stop.

    rc
     
  25. apollo11

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    JB's works wonders on lead fouling. I use it to get lead out of 1911 barrels used in USPSA shooting.
     
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