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I know this has been beaten to death , but I can't find old threads on your opinions regarding the best bore cleaning solvents. I'm not a chemist and want something I can buy off the shelf and that won't hurt stocks. I'm not real neat and tidy. Using Gunzilla now. Thanks.
 

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I really like a product called 'Quick Shot' It's in an 8oz aerosol can & is very effective for plastic and carbon fouling. I give the bbl. or bbls. a squirt, then two or three passes with a good bronze brush, both chamber brush & bbl. brush and then poke a wadded up paper towel through the bbl. for the final pass to push the junk out. The barrel will be clean & protected from rust & corrosion for several weeks anyway afterwards.

It is semi-expensive, but it does what it claims and a can last a really long time, months when shooting several times a week. I'd not get it on the wood finish. I've done it before & wipped it off immediately w/no damage, but I'm sure it could damage some finishes given a chance. Safest to avoid finding out.

1-800-407-4244 or www.quickshot.net [from the can's label] I've no ties to the company in any manner, I just use the product.

What sold me was a friend that said go get your barrel as clean as you think possible & then come get me. I did and he did exactly what I described above and the paper towel came out jet black. The one he pushed through immediately after was clean and still white. I've used it ever since.
 

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Why go through the hassle of mixing this or that. There are plenty of good bore cleaners you can buy off the shelf. For general cleaning I prefer M Pro 7 which can be had at any sporting good store and Wal Mart sells the basically same thing under the Hoppe's Elite gun cleaner. How much more off the shelf can we get then Wal Mart? There is still times when nothing beats a good shot of Hoppe's No. 9.
 

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I made a tube out of ABS plastic with a screw on lid that is filled with 100% mineral spirits, you drop in your tubes or barrels, let them soak for an hour, run a nylon brush through it, blow it off with an air compressor, remoil, done!!!
 

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Ed's red.........you can make enough for twenty dollars to last years. I went the expensive cleaner route. Waste of money.
 

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Mike,
I see there are 2 types of Mystery Oil. The one is around $20 per gal. and the air tool one is about $30 per quart. Which do you use? I did try a little of 30% Kroil & 70% Mobile 1 oil and I thought it seemed to work quite well. Thanks,Dave
 

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Mike,
Thanks for the reply. Since being retired & on a fixed income I have to watch what I spend so I can continue to shoot.Some of the mixtures I've read about tend to look like a health hazard to me. Thanks,Dave
 

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"Mix 50% Stoddard Solvent (Kingsford Charcoal Lighter) (or mineral spirits) with 50% Marvel Mystery Oil (dissolves carbon/soot at room temperature)..."

Thanks for the tip..... I remember this from years past...but had forgotten....

KT
 

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The best bore cleaner is the person that owns the gun. Anything you use will do the job, some smell good, some do not but anything applied with a comodity called Elbow Grease will do just fine......... Larry
 

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Everyone has their own favorite, and a few guys seem to think they can make their own for pennies. Sure, go out and buy a gallon of this, and a gallon of that, add some trans fluid for oil, a little bat pee to reduce the stink, a couple of garlic cloves, and you have spent $50 bucks to make a couple of gallons that will last you 10 years.

Or; you could use a product that has been “proven by customers” to be the best thing on the market. It took 4 years of developing and testing to get the famous RGS, which has passed all military testing, as well as thousand of shooters who stand behind it.

You can order it on our web site, rgsguncleaner.com and get enough in a bottle that will last most high volume shooters over a year. A full 16 oz. Of cleaner in a squeeze bottle for $14.95. Most spray bottles only contain 4-6 oz. Of cleaner to make room for the propellant. And don’t work anywhere near as well. See the testimonials on our web site.
 

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This thread sounds like the gun oil thread. After using all the high dollar oils on the market I found out two things. A can of Kriol oil and a bottle of 3 in 1 oil will do anything for 1/20th the cost of the super duper mega special ultra researched gun oil. Actually much better.

Use ya head guys. Not everything good has to be in a special little bottle.

Then lets get to gun grease. Yes, I tried all the K gun grease and again all the super duper high dollar stuff for 10-20 bucks for a little tube. Go down to Advance Auto and get a tube of super tacky Lucas grease. Read what's in it. Explain to me why its not better than the super duper gun grease. It is and is twice as hard to wipe off the hinges.

Use ya head or just pay out the a$$ for nothing.
 

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I made enough Ed's Red to last 10 years and total cost was about 15 dollars. It is by far the best cleaner that I have ever used especially for chokes. However, you need to handle with caution. Need to store in glass and cannot get any on your wood.

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It depends on what you are trying to get out.

You can't get this stuff anymore but it the best carbon remover bar none.

For Copper the Wipe-out foam is best, and it probably works for lead too.

There is no magic bullet, unless you have only one type of deposit in your barrel.

HM
 

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Halfmile,

I can't remember the last time I had copper fouling in my shotgun barrel.

But if I do, I'll look for that foam stuff.

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Tried Shooter's Choice many years ago and found no need to try anything else. It really works for me.

Hauxfan!
 
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