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What Do You Clean Your Weapon With

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Treo

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    I've been using Hoppe's but I notice it turns the barrel green sometimes. I'm using Otis now. What does everybody here use?
     
  2. DMK

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    The green is from copper fouling. You want the Hoppes to dissolve that.
     
  3. Winchester 73

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    Hoppe's.It all I've ever used.
    No discoloration problems.
     
  4. Keegan

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    I've always used Hoppe's with no issues.
     
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    Bores get cleaned with whatever copper solvent I happen to be using at the time - I have no set favorite and tend to buy whatever is available. Right now, I'm using WipeOut foamy stuff in an aerosol can. I've also been known to use Eds Red, and been happy with it.

    The reminder of the firearm gets wiped down with a dry cloth and lubed with CLP.
     
  6. tbtrout

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    Hoppes and Tetra
     
  7. elderboy02

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    I use CLP. I love the fact that it has Teflon in it to protect everything.
     
  8. highorder

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    I clean with Shooters choice, and lube with CLP and Plastilube.
     
  9. dcoop

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    Hoppe's & Powder Blast. Break Free CLP and Mobile 1 as lubricant.
     
  10. dstark

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    +1 for hoppes
     
  11. MKEITH

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    Hoppe's. It's great stuff. It cleans guns and makes a great cologne!
     
  12. GBExpat

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    Primarily, good ol' Hoppes#9.
     
  13. thebaldguy

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    I use Hoppes or Outer's solvent for cleaning, and Break Free LP for lubricant and protection. I will also use carb cleaner for blasting stuff clean and follow up with Break Free LP.
     
  14. Mr.Revolverguy

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    I really love this stuff

    Kroil and Hoppes I mix it 50/50. My dad has use this since I can remember and he has some old K frames that look as good as the day he purchased them. I noticed that after the first one or two cleanings with this mix that it now only takes me two wet patches to really clean up the barrel. So now even with new weapons I take them home and clean them with this mix very liberally. When I come home from the range there is no leading if I am shooting lead and hardly any copper fouling. This mixture has cut down on my cleaning time quite a bit and I use a bore scope every so often to check the barrels just to make sure. One day I will learn to listen to my pops :)
     
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    Hoppes #9 and Break-Free CLP.
     
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    I like Barnes for Copper fouling in the barrel, Hoppes when it's just dirty. Cover and lubicate everything with Breakfree.

    Heck, in the Army we cleaned and lubricated our main 105mm gun, coax machine gun, 50 cal, 1911 and grease gun with Breakfree. I figure if it's good enough for military equipment, it good enough for my guns.
     
  17. bogie

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    Okay....

    Out of 15 posts, TWO people mentioned using something that cuts copper.

    Copper is what causes the green crap.

    Most of you guys who use #9 or CLP are going to shoot your rifles a while, and then the accuracy is going to go south.

    Darn, you done shot out that barrel, huh?

    Sheesh.

    Keep the copper under control, and you keep your fliers under control. Which requires a fairly aggressive copper solvent. But hey, that break-free stuff sure is tacticool, ain't it?

    (shotgunners, for plastic and carbon, Ed's Red is about the best there is - does squat for copper tho...)

    edit: Okay - two people, and one guy who seems to think that the US Army actually knows how to clean guns...
     
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    Hoppes #9 to clean, Miltect 1 or Corrosion X as lube. Careful with corrosion X as lube, it is a penetrator, so keep it away for the ammo. I mostly use it on the outside of my blued guns.
     
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    Butch's bore shine.
     
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    Break Free CLP exclusively
     
  21. sublimaze41

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    I tend to believe the military's conclusion about cleaning and lubricating...... Compared to a poster whose sharp remarks are based more on opinion then hard research.

    If I had one product and one product only to clean, lubricate and protect it would be.........hmmmmm Breakfree CLP.


    Somebody care to explain to me how accuracy goes "down hill" from CLP use?
     
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    Hoppes #9 mostly,certain guns for the hard to reach spots, I use aerosol brake cleaner (works REAL good too), and as soon as the rain stops so I can actually go shooting, I plan to test some old school USGI Rifle Bore Cleaner that I got a case of 12, 8oz cans for $20 shipped.I hear that it smells horrible, may cause cancer, so wear gloves, but works VERY well, especially for corrosive ammo. We'll see.
     
  23. rem2429

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    clp for general cleaning, and knockout foaming bore cleaner for copper removal in the barrel. Ask the benchrest shooters about barrel cleaning and accuracy and you will learn about copper in the barrel.
     
  24. stubbicatt

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    Many different chemicals. I use bore cleaner in the bore, and Mpro7 or Breakfree on action parts. Some I lube with militech, some with Ballisol. Others I use grease or slide glide on.

    Bore cleaners I like are Butch's bore shine and Montana Gold bore cleaners. I use a simple pipette to remove a small amount from the solvent bottle to apply to the patches which I run down the bore.
     
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    Hoppes (when I'm shooting lead bullets), Knockout (jacketed bullets), and Breakfree CLP.
     
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