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Old 12-07-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Liquid Solvent

I was taught not to dip a dirty bore brush back into a solvent bottle as it would contaminate the solvent. Now I was told that's not true, the crud, burnt powder and copper/lead de[posies just settle to the bottom with put harm. Do you buy that?
 
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:55 AM   #2
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Never gave it much thought actually
 
Old 12-08-2016, 09:11 AM   #3
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Quite a sizable amount of reactant (assuming there is any meaningful reaction), would be required to neutralize the chemicals and quantity of said typically used in bore solvents.

I wouldn't worry about it.
 
 
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Quite a sizable amount of reactant (assuming there is any meaningful reaction), would be required to neutralize the chemicals and quantity of said typically used in bore solvents.

I wouldn't worry about it.
Thanks, another Urban legend quashed.
 
Old 10-25-2017, 03:32 AM   #5
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Ahh, ...... no!

All gun cleaning is 'donkey work'; so why make it any harder or more time-consuming than it needs to be! Always use fresh unadulterated fluid for gun cleaning.

Besides, when it comes to great urban myths, why do so many shooters seem to think that Hoppe's #9 is still the best solvent/bore cleaner around? Personally, I stopped using Hoppe's #9 more than 30 years ago; and, today, I would never go back to it.
 
Old 01-19-2018, 05:47 PM   #6
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brake cleaner works fine, but so does hoppes and many other types. GI bore cleaner did fine for me for years, at 20,000+ rds per year. Some benchrest rifle guys might have some issues, but for anything else, it matters not a whit. Mc millian said he voided the warranty on his barrels if they showed any evidence of JB or any other abrasive in the bore. i've never seen any reason to bother with bore cleaning, for normal use. maybe if you burn 500 rds thru an AR in an hour or so, but i never did such things. It certainly doesn't matter with 800 fps cast bullet loads in a .45 auto, with tamarack lube and #2 lyman alloy. I never bothered to clean the bore for such, other than if I used wax ammo in it. But simply practicing with one gun and carrying a littermate eliminates all the cleaning (and wear) issues. Stupid ****s like garand and joe might carry a gun without adequately testing it, of course, but anyone else would not. certainly not me.
 
Old 01-20-2018, 06:21 AM   #7
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And the "know it all" spouts off again about something he knows nothing about.
Garand, how many rounds have you fired testing guns, I know for me it is a lot. In fact, I have 3 guns now that are waiting for decent weather to test.
 
Old 01-22-2018, 05:55 AM   #8
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Gawd only knows how many rounds down range that I have fired testing loads. As a matter of fact I shot a 2 gun (rifle/pistol) indoor Cowboy match this weekend. I ended up a little disappointed with the accuracy that my .44 mag Ruger (Original) Vaquero was giving me at 20 yds on paper targets. Yesterday I made up a test batch using Hercules Infallible and today I'll make a batch up using Red Dot and another using W231. Since every Wednesday morning is a range day for me at the local indoor range I'm lucky enough to not have to wait.

Hey Melvin, been doing any competing lately? How's "wifey" doing in competition these days?
 
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Indoor range I belong to is in a second basement of a old building, when the exhaust fans are on, it gets cold down there, too cold for me. Three other indoor ranges close but never shot there, rather shoot outdoors. Spend these cold months casting an loading buckets of brass.
 
Old 01-22-2018, 09:02 AM   #10
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Still I have always seen the 5 months of winter as reloading season. I am just lucky that they built an indoor range in town 14 months ago, otherwise it is still a wait. Unfortunately I can't chrono there, so I already have some 6.5x55mm built ready for spring testing.
 
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