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Old 07-17-2014, 06:02 AM   #1
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What do you guys use to clean your guns after range time? Solvents?

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Old 07-17-2014, 09:07 AM   #2
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Been using Hoppes #9 for many years. Cheap and it works.

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Lately it's been Ballistol after years of Hoppe's #9 and Rem Oil. Nothing against the latter, but if I can get the same results using one product, I'm in.
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Frog lube for everything. check this test out.

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Hoppes #9 solvent for modern firearms
ballistol for all my BP firearms
Rem Oil for both



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Hoppes #9 solvent for cleaning & Lucas for oiling.

BP, Dawn for cleaning & Lucas for oiling.


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Hoops 9 then clp for lube.

Blackpowder its hot soapy water for cleaning and lard (can't get whale fat or bear grease anymore) for preserving. Shouldn't use oil in the bore of a bp firearm. Clp only on external surfaces excluding the cap nipple. You can use a bore butter type product if the smell of lard disturbs you. Lard is cheap and since I cook with it a lot its on hand


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Ballistol. That's pretty much it. That and patches for wiping and bore snakes.

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Default Frog Lube

All the way...If they let me I would be a spokesperson..I like it that much. My range is looking to be a dealer and sell it exclusively - THEY like it that much.


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I've pretty much used #9 Solvent and #9 Bench Rest Copper Solvent for years, followed by Shooter's Choice gun grease and Breakfree CLP for lube during reassembly.

Recently I've begun using Hoppes #9 Semi Auto Solvent. It appears a little more aggressive with carbon build up, and well, it was free.

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