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Hornady Stainless Steel Sonic Cleaner

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ted K., Mar 22, 2012.

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  1. Ted K.

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    Has anyone had any experience with this gizmo? If so, is it any good? And what cleaning solution did you use?

    I'm planning on using it to clean shotgun parts (receiver, trigger group, maybe chokes), not brass.

    Thanks for any info you might have.

    Ted K.
     
  2. GrubbyJack

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    I use one on my RCBS powder stand, makes dumping real easy... Grubby
     
  3. Ted K.

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    Grubby -

    What is an RCBS powder stand, and what do you dump?

    Ted K.
     
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    I bought one of the Hornady Sonic cleaners in hopes that it would remove the burned blue-black coating on the exterior of rifle case necks but all even repeated cycles did was leave a gummy coating on the brass. I'm back to using 000 steel wood with my arthritic fingers.

    Ed
     
  5. HSLDS

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    Two issues you need to consider.

    The power output of the unit and the cleaning solution.

    I have an old tube fired unit - holds about five gallons of liquid, and has a very high powered output - does a fantastic job on just about anything.

    Chokes are kind of cool - it removes dirt but not the plastic from the tube, but take the tube, gently run a brush through it and all the plastic comes out in one piece. Looks like liquid is forced between the plastic and the tube, and once apart, you just need to mechanically remove it.

    Try Brownells for the cleaners

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=26398/Product/ULTRASONIC-CLEANING-SOLUTION-OIL

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=41722/Product/ULTRASONIC-CLEANING-SOLUTIONS

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24789/Product/CC-235-ULTRASONIC-CLEANER




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