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Barrel Cleaners

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Raider Red, Apr 9, 2013.

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  1. Raider Red

    Raider Red Member

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    Whats everyone using these days to clean shotgun barrels?
     
  2. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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  3. BuddyTrapChamp

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    A barrel swab
     
  4. BuddyTrapChamp

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    So I have two barrel swabs one with prolong that I spray all over the swab when I'm storing the gun for a long time the other is dry for when in using it all the time
     
  5. Slugo

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    WD-40, seriously. It came out numero uno in Brownell's tests...
     
  6. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    It depends...

    1) the end of a round - Tico Tool. End of the day - BoreSnake with a spritz of Rem Oil to the chamber with a woolly snap cap...

    2) leading or wad fouling - Hoppes #9, followed by some Gibbs using a Tornado Brush and patches... a spritz of Rem Oil to the chamber and a woolly snap cap...

    3) choke/choke tubes - Briley Spin Brush with Hoppes and Gibbs...

    Jay
     
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    Mixture of 5 parts acetone, 1 part Kroil. Cotton swab wrapped with 0000 steel wool and my variable speed drill. Slow speed for drill, finish with clean patches and RemOil...... Larry
     
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    Shooters Choice or Hopps $9 on a 10 gage brush and a little steel wool (if I really want a clean chamber). Stick it on a long rod and run that through the bore with a cordless drill. Then swab and run a patch through. It has always worked for me. Sparkles....
     
  10. cottondoctor

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    When I need to clean the barrels:
    1) wet the inside the barrel with Mercury Power Tune ( formerly QuickSilver Engine Cleaner)
    2) let it set for a few minutes
    3) run a tornado brush thru a few times
    4) clean out power tune with carb cleaner or brake cleaner
    5) wet the barrel with Eezox........really wet
    Leave the Eezox in the barrel until I shoot again - dry the chamber area before shooting.
    If I do not want to, or not need to brush the barrel I just wet it with EEzox.
    I have found that after a little while using Eezox I have less plastic residue and it comes out much easier.
    I also use Eezox to treat outside the gun and have found it very good for resisting corrosion....

    There are as many ways to adequately clean and lube a gun as Carter has little liver pills - the above is just what I do
     
  11. Hauxfan

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    Shooters Choice works for me.

    Hauxfan!
     
  12. grntitan

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    So you are telling me we are supposed to be cleaning these things?
     
  13. Stl Flyn

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    RGS, Really Good Shit! Yes, it is what it is!
     
  14. W.P.T.

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    grntitan,

    Once a year or so will do it, unless you have something else to do ...


    When I get really bored I use Clezoil or RGS (don't get the RGS on the wood), after shooting I run a snake or fuzzy barrel cleaner (Barrel swab) to get the crud out of them ... Then I wipe the entire gun down with Clezoil (wood and all) before I put it away in the case ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  15. Avaldes

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    At the end of a shooting session I spray and wipe my gun down with Remoil before I put it back in the case. When I get home some scotch-brite chucked up on the end of a cleaning rod with some Hoppe's #9 makes quick work of anything inside the barrel. I like to wipe the gun down with the Hoppe's and a microfiber rag if I am in the mood. Else another spray down and complete wipe with Remoil and it goes back in the safe a bit wet.
     
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    Shooters Choice Shotgun and Choke Tube Cleaner
     
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    Perazzi says NEVER use a steel brush of any kind in a Perazzi barrel.

    Even tho I'm not sure why anyone would ever have to.


    Charlie
     
  18. Star4Ever

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    I use RGS Bore Cleaner and the bore comes out squeaky clean. Takes care of plastic fouling as well. RGS is easy on the wood finish and the blueing as well. Good stuff PLUS.
    RGS on a Q-Tip for the hard to get at areas in the action.
    After a cleaning a swab of gun oil on a patch into the barrel finishes it off and then I use that oil patch on the breech face as well and wrap a fresh Q-Tip with the oil patch for the hard to get at areas. I clean the bore once a week and probably shoot 5 times per week on average 375-400 shots plus 200 more if a tournament.
    Art
     
  19. Johnny

    Johnny Well-Known Member

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    mixed concoctions or foul smelling cleaners are totally unnecessary for cleaning a shotgun barrel. Put a bronze brush on a cleaning rod and chuck it into a drill. Squirt a little wd40 down the barrel and run the rod through the barrel for 15 seconds and it will be squeaky clean. Plastic buildup will become only a memory. steel wool, scotchbrite pads, etc totally unnecessary. Throw the tornado brush in the trash where it belongs.
     
  20. oletymer

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    WD40 and the bronze tornado brush sold by Midway. For the chamber and forcing cones a tapered chamber brush.
     
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