Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Shinbone, Nov 18, 2011.
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.
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.
Midway/Brownells have the Lewis Lead Remover.
Whatever brand of copper scrubber you use just make sure it's 100% copper and not copper coated steal.
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.
I'll try that next.
I'll cut a portion off and run it down the barrel on a cleaning rod. Works really good and smells amazing.
I am an avid fan (if you couldn't tell).
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
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.
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.
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