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BEST WAY TO CLEAN BRILEY TUBES

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Tracer, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. Tracer

    Tracer Member

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    I have a lot of plastic marks in my Briley tubes and haven't found a good way

    to clean them out. I tried using a brass brush in my drill press and wd-40 but

    the streaks still remain.

    Thanks, Del
     
  2. claybrdr

    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Never found the need...
     
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    Acetone.....
     
  4. Old Texas Marine

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    Brake Cleaner will dissolve the plastic.

    HBT
     
  5. Unknown1

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    If the marks won't come out with a bore brush and/or some chemical that dissolves plastic, my bet is that the streaks aren't plastic.

    I'm guessing lead.
     
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    A reader told me about a product called Choke Shine that dissolves almost anything that can get into or onto a choke tube. It comes in a plastic jar that holds even extended tubes. I bought a jar to try on the black burned-on residue on brass rifle cartridge case necks - it didn't work for that but I tried it on a friend's chokes tubes and it cleaned them up great!

    Frankly, I've never had a plastic build-up problem in my chokes and I've used numerous brands of wads - Remington, Federal, Claybuster, Windjammer and Downrange, to name a few.

    Ed
     
  7. Bob_K

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    Ed's Red Bore Cleaner will clean it out. I routinely clean after each outing to the range, and never have had any buildup. I recently got a 1100 20 ga with Cutts, however, and the speader tube had a hard plastic buildup. Ed's Red and a 12 ga stainless brush got it out pronto. The previous owner must have had what effectively was a full choke pattern!
     
  8. Carmen

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    Ed's Red Bore Cleaner is the best!!!!!
     
  9. Tracer

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    Thanks a lot for the input. I'm thinking it must be lead. I usually run a cloth swab through the barrels when I am done shooting. It really looks like lead as the streaks are almost black. I tried the brake clean and it helped but think I will try and find some of the Red Bore cleaner.

    Thanks a lot for all the ideas. I really appreciate it. Del Miesner
     
  10. Dr.Longshot

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    I use a Brass brush inserted into my Dewalt Drill Driver and a little oil

    GB
    DLS
     
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    Break Free CLP and a tornado brush in a drill motor for all my choke tubes
     
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    If they are really bad soak them overnite and they will clean easily using most any kind of cleaner.

    Bill
     
  13. Johnny

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    Tracer, your method should easily remove all plastic. I have never had a lead problem in shotguns but have had problems with 44mag handguns. I tried a variety of super bore cleaners with no success, even stuff pronounced to melt copper. I had to use physical means, Lewis Lead Remover. Basically, a brass screen wrapped around a tight fitting jag and pulled through the bore. I would just stick with what you are doing. Use a new stiff brass brush.
     
  14. Tracer

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    Thanks a lot for all the ideas. My main concern in using the brush on a drill was the possibility of wearing the inner surface of the tubes and thereby changing the size of the tube. They should be hard enough to stand it I would think.

    Thanks again, Del
     
  15. cf4952

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    Are you talking about subgauge tubes or choke tubes?
     
  16. cf4952

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    Are you talking about subgauge tubes or choke tubes? Big difference....
     
  17. cf4952

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    Are you talking about sub gauge tubes or choke tubes? Big difference.....
     
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