View Full Version : YAVFO: yet another vote for outers bore cleaner

08-09-2009, 9:36 PM
This has been gone over numerous times, but in the spirit of repetition, here's another vote for outers (or an equivalent) foul out electronic bore

For those of you that are industrious and don't want to pay $109 or so, here's what seem to be a reasonable set of instructions for how to make your own (flashlight not included):

I started w/ two colts that I cleaned completely. I used a brass brush with lead out and hoppes, then patches, etc. I then degreased them and ran them through Foul Out. Out came a bunch of black gunk, despite the many passes w/ the brass brush. This has happened pretty much each time I've used it. Seems worth doing, sometimes. It's kind of a hassle, but life is tough.

Here's a 2.5 python strapped in with outer's rod inserted + solution:

Pulling the rod, alot of gunk for such a short barrel:

And, even in cases where the rod is clean, when you run a patch through there's always more:

We do the same w/ a 41mag python --- it seemed that the 41 mag loads left more leading in the barrel, which was what motivated me to get all this stuff out and use it again:

As before, dirty rod:

And running a dry patch through gets a bunch of stuff:

08-10-2009, 6:57 AM
For what it's worth, I'm very particular about cleaning revolvers that I shoot cast lead out of. In particular I do it as little as possible. In my experience the cleaner the bore is the more lead sticks to it.

Here's my typical routine, I usually shoot 60 rounds at Monday PPC, sometimes 120. I'll give the bore a quick inspection. If there's any leading it usually shows up at the forcing cone first. I use a worn bronze brush so it's easy to switch directions in the bore, and I scrub the forcing cone until the lead is gone. Usually only takes about 10-15 strokes. Then I take a newer tight fitting brush and pass it through the bore a couple times to push out the residue from the first brush. That's it. I don't use any solvent or patches, because I don't want to remove the lube from the bore.

Before I started cleaning this way I used to get pretty substantial leading in the forcing cone after 60 rounds and accuracy would be suffering. It was also a real bear to clean. With this method cleaning is much easier, and I can shoot A LOT ore before accuracy degrades.