Over the last 26 years I have literally tried every BP solvent on the market. The best I found was called Black Solve - I believe it was made in Canada- it came in a small plastic bottle and looked like green water...when I couldn't find it anymore I ended up going back to basics - dish soap and water - boiling water rinse - oil. For long guns I oil with T/C Bore butter after the boiling water evaporates. The stuff disolves and flows with the heat generated from the boiling water. The Bore Butter actually conditions the metal after repeated use and makes fouling a thing of the past. And since it is not petroleum based there is never any chance of cross-contaminating powder or caps. It's one product that actually works as stated! It also makes a really good grease for applying to loaded revolver cylinders and removes the crud build up on them so you can keep shooting instead of cleaning.
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