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Remove leading with a chore boy

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jbird45, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. .38 Special

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    Did you read the linked article?
     
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  2. RainDodger

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    Two things have worked for me, over the years: 1) Sweet's 7.62 will remove copper. 2) "Patch-Out" works perfectly, if you take the time. When I return from the range, I wet the bore with Patch Out and let it sit until the next day. Do it again. No need to scrub. You just do that (you can do it way more often than waiting days) until the patches come out white instead of blue. Your bore is spotless when you're done. I realize most people want it instantly clean but if you're retired (like I am :) ), what else is there to do other than sit and stare at your rifle while it cleans itself? :)
     
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  3. Cannibul

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    Most people are LOUSY at estimating range.

    A local store had a flock of ducks mounted across the store from the gun counter. If you asked guys how far away those ducks were the guesses were almost always 40-60 yards.

    They were a measured 21 yards.
     
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  4. Old Stumpy

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    Also, hunting stories grow in the telling.
    A novice hunter who manages to kill a deer at 50 yards with his iron-sighted 94 Winchester .30-30 will tell you that the distance was 200 yards, at least.
     
  5. slicksleeve

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    I don't see it mentioned in the thread, but Kano Kroil works excellently for creeping underneath lead and breaking it loose.
     
  6. Jbird45

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    Hunting stories do grow in telling, but at least keep it believeable.

    A guy at work tried to tell me he shot his first buck though the heart with a 20 gauge single shot as the deer was jumping over him. He was slumped up against a fence post. Same guy tried to tell me he shot a buck with his .30-06 at 800 yards and it folded up and dropped.

    When I met his son in law I asked him about that and his son on law told me when he sights in his gun if he can hit a pie plate at 50 yards he calls it good enough
     
  7. Jbird45

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    My favorite hunting story is my Grandpa's.

    He was hunting with a lever action and a big buck walked in front of him. He shot and missed and the deer stood there. He shot again and it ran a ways and stopped. He proceeded to shoot 7 times at that deer without hitting it, and at one point Grandpa claims it laid down and put it's hooves over its head. It finally ran off without a scratch. His brother came over to see what happened and Grandpa said if he had one more shell he would have got him.
     
  8. 3Crows

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    When you use the Kroil do you patch it in and then let it sit and then follow with the Chore Boy?
     
  9. slicksleeve

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    I should have mentioned, I’ve never used the chore boy. I run a patch with Kroil I and let it soak, then use regular copper brushes. Also, I’ve never had much leading trouble in rifles, this experience is with revolvers. As with everything, YMMV.
     
  10. JohnB-40

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    Copper Chore Boys work very well keeping the bore free of lead. I do have a Lewis Kit,but I use only for cleaning the forcing cone on my 357 Vaquero.
     
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