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Old 02-11-2017, 7:12 AM
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Default Better milsurp bore cleaner: Hoppes or eds red?

What is a better bore cleaner eds red or hoppes?
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Old 02-11-2017, 7:27 AM
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For powder and general cleaning, either.
For removing copper fouling, neither, use something made for it like Sweets 7.62.
For cleaning after firing corrosive ammo, neither, use water.
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Old 02-11-2017, 8:31 AM
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If it is a dirty milsurp- spend the time to get the bore clean...

The match shooters have a combo

Kroil and JB bore compound


Soak the patch in kroil- run it 10 times....

Wait a few min- then dry patches until clean

Wrap a patch and add some JB mud... run it 10-20 times

Then run dry patches until clean

Repeat


You can soak a dirty bore overnight with hoppes to get powder out


50 year old copper deposits take some time to remove
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Old 02-11-2017, 8:32 AM
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http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleanin...-prod1159.aspx

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Old 02-11-2017, 9:49 AM
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I use "Butches Bore Shine" on a new to me corrosive shot milsurp. PAX
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I used to use the Outer's Foul Out but now that the electrolyte solution is no longer available, just use Hoppe's and JB bore paste.
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For the last 25 or so years I have been only using CLP. I quit trying to get those supper clean patches from the bore years ago. You can spend a lot of time cleaning and just shooting one round will put you back a square one.
I have found that most surplus rifles shoot better when not over cleaned.
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Once upon a time I took my 91/30 with me on a four day excursion that involved mountain climbing. After a nice day of shooting I had realized that my hoppes no. 9 had spilled all over my bag. What resulted was a bit of rust. I used butches bore shine, and it worked great. If it can do rust, I'm sure it can handle anything you give it!
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60/40 solution of hoppes and kriol
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I use Hoppes for all my guns. I agree with Gunny, clean enough is good enough. I will spend extra time on a really dirty bore once before and after shooting, but after that I just go for mostly clean patches. Most of the ammo I shoot is my reloads and it is much cleaner than the old suplus ammo so cleanup is pretty easy.
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In other words, ask 9 people, get 8 different answers.
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