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Bore Cleaner Recomendations

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by A.I.P., Jan 26, 2011.

  1. A.I.P.

    A.I.P. UpperUS Active Member

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    I fired 20 rounds of Corrosive 1977 Yugo 762X39 through my very clean Mini's bore and it looks like it has fired 10,000 rounds of cheap 22LR! The carbon build-up is terrible!
    I poured boiling water down the bore followed by 1950's GI bore cleaner with little effect.
    What can I use to break-up the grunge?
  2. i8asquirrel

    i8asquirrel Keizer, oregon Member

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    Sweets 7.62 or KROIL
    If I am cleaning something corosive( black powder or old Millitary stuff) I will use a opatch coated with Rigg grease after cleaning and then before next use I will dry patch the weapon to remove excess. good luck
  3. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I use Ed's Red for the gunk and hot water for the corrosive salts. I store my Ed's Red in brown glass bottles away from the light. Perhaps your 1950's GI bore cleaner has lost it potency.
  4. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Window cleaner WITH AMMONIA is the quickest stuff to neutralize the corrosive salts, then proceed with ordinary bore cleaning/brushing. Hoppes #9 bore cleaner is widely favored, and let it soak in for a half hour or so before brushing. However, after using Hoppes #9 and finally getting clean patches, I did it all over again with Breakfree CLP and got LOTS more black out of the bore...........................elsullo