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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2017, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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cleaning out copper fouling

I have trouble getting the copper filing out of barrel of my rifles.I shine a light in muzzle and can see it so I assume it is all the way down.Is Hoppes copper solvent the way to go?Any pointers on gun cleaning are always welcome.
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Hoppes copper solvent works well for me. You will see the patches will turn a bright green. I usually swab out the heavy stuff and then swab it again and let it set for an hour or so.
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I use Hoppes Bench Rest 9 Cooper solvent. Trick is to let it soak in and work for at least several hours, even over night if fouling is heavy. Use a new bore brush and then wet patches. Repeat until you no longer get any green on your patches.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-12-2017, 11:16 PM
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If you can see it keep on scrubbing. Some bullets are worse then others. Few years ago I was testing some Swift Senn. and it fouled so bad I thought I toasted my barrel. Went back to the basics of trouble shooting of cleaning it settled back in.
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I use a copper/powder solvent called BoreTech. It is a foam that you squirt down the barrel until it comes out the end. I let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then start scrubbing the barrel out with a nylon brush. I am always amazed at the amount of crud that comes out. After scrubbing it out I just run patches down the bore until they come out clean. Once they are clean, I just run a lightly oiled patch down the bore.
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Montana extreme copper remover. Follow directions. You will need nylon bore brushes also.
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Sweets 7.62. Follow the instructions - exactly.
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I second Sweets 7.62 and then J.B. Bore Paste.
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I've only ever used Shooters Choice copper remover. As other's stated, let it soak for a while(but I've never left it overnight) only maybe 1hr max.

I know others will probably disagree, and it could just be dumb luck, but I notice significantly less copper fouling in my rifles where I followed a barrel break in procedure when they were new.
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