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Old 04-03-2012, 02:11 PM   #961
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Hoppes and clp always work fine for me in both modern and bp. Hot water and dawn will do the trick too. Just swab with an alcohol soaked and then dry patch and oil.

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I recently read about firing a copper jacketed bullet to clear out the lead. It doesn't. All the jacketed bullet does is to compress the lead into the grooves, It will build up to the point that you don't have grooves anymore.
Although I have never had that particular problem, I heard the same thing...

Then, if a jacked bullet will clear the lead out of a barrel, why does the copper (gilding metal) build up in the barrel?

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BobandWife,
I recently read about firing a copper jacketed bullet to clear out the lead. It doesn't. All the jacketed bullet does is to compress the lead into the grooves, It will build up to the point that you don't have grooves anymore.
being that I'm mostly shoes copper coded leed I don't have to worry too much about the leed building
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being that I'm mostly shoes copper coded leed I don't have to worry too much about the leed building
What? Lol someone is having an argument with spell check. Lmfao
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What? Lol someone is having an argument with spell check. Lmfao
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One good habit I'm trying to cultivate is to swab the barrel

at the range. Makes cleanup at home so much easier if I

swab the barrels with ATF before I pack up the guns and head

for the barn.

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Although I have never had that particular problem, I heard the same thing...

Then, if a jacked bullet will clear the lead out of a barrel, why does the copper (gilding metal) build up in the barrel?

Bill
TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT...Jacketed bullet will clean all my pistol barrels 'ENOUGH' to continue to shoot more lead bullets. If you are building too much lead 'shoot a couple of jacketed' then check out the barrel. I and I am sure you will see a BIG difference. What's it going to cost you, a couple of jacketed bullets??? The proof is in the pudding! The copper just pushes out the excess LEAD. It doesn't clean your barrel for you and I'm sure there is still lead left behind. It just cleans most of it out good enough to continue ALL DAY shooting lead bullets. I am a Reloader, reloading 98 percent LEAD and about 2 percent copper. TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!
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One good habit I'm trying to cultivate is to swab the barrel

at the range. Makes cleanup at home so much easier if I

swab the barrels with ATF before I pack up the guns and head

for the barn.
I've cleaned engines with substituting ATF for oil (it's 90% detergent) but never tried it's cleaning ability on other metal. I'll put some in a small jar for the range, Thanks for the tip.
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My criteria for cleaning any center fire rifle is to clean after roughly 500 rounds for semi-autos and after every range trip for my bolt guns. My semi-autos get fresh lube during every range trip regardless on prior cleaning.

Rimfire rifles get cleaned after very trip to the range. I prefer to not run into any extraction issues which I seem to if I let them go as long as I do with my semi-auto rifles.

Semi-auto handguns are fairly similar to rifles. I will give them a quick wipe down after a range trip and fresh lube prior to the next, but only clean after 300-500 rounds. I always inspect for safety issues, but do not clean regularly.

As for cleaning products, I use a myriad of them. I use CLP, Hoppes, Frog Lube, etc. I am not really particular about which. More often than not, I use CLP or Frog Lube. I have not really found any one product that is far superior to another, as long as you use quality items.

If a gun takes more than five or so minutes to clean, I am spending a lot of time. I field strip the weapon most times when cleaning. I will do a complete tear down once a year to inspect all the parts for wear. Things either get wiped down or scrubbed. All wear points get a coat of lube. The barrel usually gets a few patches and a brush down it from the breach end if possible. I reassemble and wipe down the exterior.

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I've cleaned engines with substituting ATF for oil (it's 90% detergent) but never tried it's cleaning ability on other metal. I'll put some in a small jar for the range, Thanks for the tip.
I just brought back a filthy Garand barrel from the dead using

Brown Vinegar, Paint Brush Cleaner, ATF, and Janitor's Ammonia.

(separately, of course)

It's a whole new ball game for me. Buh-bye, Hoppes,et al...
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