Opinions On Powder Solvent?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by NY Yankee, Jan 14, 2022 at 11:09 AM.

  1. NY Yankee

    NY Yankee Member

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    Which do you think is a better solvent just for powder soot, water based solvent like detergent and water or petroleum based solvent? I see some guys like detergent and water. What do you like for hard, baked-on fouling?
     
  2. Bazoo

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    I aint ever used water based solvent. I like hoppes 9 for actual solvent. I also like outers solvent. For light action, Remoil or wd40 does pretty good.
     
  3. mjsdwash

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    Some use motor oil as a lube/rust inhibitor, and those people rarely need a powder solvent. I never have, in any cal, or black powder. Its supposed to keep soot from collecting in engines, and generally, it wipes off with a rag.
    I use Shooters Choice lead remover for cast bullets, and the drips remove all soot before the rag touches anything. That may work for you.
     
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  4. tominboise

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    For rifles, If you are talking about carbon fouling in the bore, I like Boretech carbon cleaner. I typically wet patch, run a wet brush one pass for every round fired, then dry patch. Depending on how smooth the bore is, that usually takes care of it. I also like Wipe out foam and use Butches Bore shine, but they work better on copper then carbon in my experience.

    For handguns, I typically start with Ballistol everywhere. Then clean with Boretech carbon or copper cleaner, depending on what ammo I was shooting.
     
  5. Bazoo

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    Boretech c4 carbon remover seems to be pretty good stuff. I have a bottle I'm tinkering with, but haven't don't anything serious yet. Over on Rimfire central there is a cult following for it to remove the carbon ring in Rimfire chambers. That's where I heard bout it.
     
  6. starnbar

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    Kroil for me has been for the last 30 years and hoppes still got some of the old formula left you have to be very mature to remember when the formula got changed
     
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  7. Laphroaig

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    I've been doing a couple of passes, with brushing, of Slip 2000 Carbon Killer followed by one of the Boretech copper products. I have some of the Boretech carbon remover to try out. This was a recipe advocated in Precision Shooting Magazine. I do use Hoppes #9 sometimes too.

    JB Borepaste. There's some crud that solvents can't cut.
     
  8. Jackiesman

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    Never WD4.
     
  9. Big Wes

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    Hoppes #9 / Kroil / Slip 727 is an amazing cleaner , it is water based though, but it sure does work well!
     
  10. JDeere

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    Ed's Red and Kroil. After many rounds in my rifles I do a complete bore clean with Sweets, Butch's followed by Kroil. Pistols get Eds and Break Free...
     
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