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Post by Multiracer on 8/13/2018, 8:38 pm

Anyone use a stainless bore brush all the way through the barrel ? Chamber only ? Chamber and first 1/2 " of barrel ?
Asking for a friend..........
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Post by Dr.Don on 8/13/2018, 8:52 pm

I would not touch my barrel with a steel brush. I find the bronze brushes aggressive enough for all my cleaning. Some will only use nylon.
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Post by Bigtrout on 8/14/2018, 7:21 am

Bronze or nylon for any metal on any firearm.  Steel is just asking for scratches in the metal.
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 8/14/2018, 8:03 am

I'm not a fan of stainless brushes...too aggressive in my view.
If you try to go only partially thru the bore you will multiply the effect at the point of reversal as the bristles try to reverse direction.
At the least you ruin the brush at the worst you ruin the barrel.
Push thru & remove the brush, repeat as needed.
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Post by Gary Wells on 8/14/2018, 8:56 am

I know of several shooters at the range that I frequent that have admitted to wrecking barrels by scrubbing with a stainless brush. Use nothing more abrasive that a good bronze brush.

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Post by fc60 on 8/14/2018, 12:22 pm

Greetings,

Stainless steel brush will ruin an untreated barrel.

Caveat.

Haemmerli supply stainless steel 32 brushes with the 280 pistol. The 280 barrels are surface hardened and the stainless will not harm them.

They, stainless brushes, remove Lead quickly. It worked so well, I clean my wife's Walther with it. Now I have a "Multi-groove" barrel. No worries, I know a guy that machined a replacement barrel for her.

Cheers,

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Post by Olde Pilot on 8/14/2018, 1:29 pm

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! and NO!

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Post by joy2shoot on 8/14/2018, 3:33 pm

If your friend is asking in reference to a .22, I constantly hear from .22 competitors to never use any kind of brush in a .22 bore.  For .22, I personally use the VFG weapons care system pellets (you can find them on Brownells) and a Patchworm.  For center fire, I use the VFG fiber pellets on a carbon fiber rod.

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Post by dronning on 8/14/2018, 3:51 pm

Bronze, nylon or bronze with Choreboy for hard to remove lead (copper).
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Post by chopper on 8/14/2018, 7:26 pm

dronning wrote:Bronze, nylon or bronze with Choreboy for hard to remove lead (copper).
- Dave
 Totally agree with you Dave, I use the all copper Choreboy, and what really works good on the match barrel is bronze wool I bought at walmart. I wonder how that Freemont stuff works, you see it at gun shows now and again. It looks like stainless steel but is something softer like monel?
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Post by lyman1903 on 8/15/2018, 2:58 pm

Stainless brushes work great when you are trying to clean that nice vintage military type gun that someone shot a case of corrosive ammo thru then left in the closet for 15yrs, 

you know the ones you can barely see thru....
 the AR chamber brush has a steel brush on the end to clean the locking lugs on the barrel extension, 

otherwise,  no,

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Post by estuck on 8/17/2018, 4:04 pm

I have never tried the Choreboy before.. Just use a bronze brush. However I would like to try the Choreboy. What technique do you guys use? Just Push a piece through from the breech with a jag? Thanks

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Post by Wobbley on 8/17/2018, 4:20 pm

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estuck wrote:I have never tried the Choreboy before.. Just use a bronze brush. However I would like to try the Choreboy. What technique do you guys use? Just Push a piece through from the breech with a jag? Thanks
The usual technique is to unravel some of the copper strip and then wrap that around an old bronze brush.  May need to use side cutters to get the chore boy to unravel.
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Post by estuck on 8/17/2018, 4:35 pm

Thanks, will give it a try.

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Post by james r chapman on 8/17/2018, 4:52 pm

Wobbley wrote:G
estuck wrote:I have never tried the Choreboy before.. Just use a bronze brush. However I would like to try the Choreboy. What technique do you guys use? Just Push a piece through from the breech with a jag? Thanks
The usual technique is to unravel some of the copper strip and then wrap that around an old bronze brush.  May need to use side cutters to get the chore boy to unravel.
A very common practice among PPC shooters and .38 revolvers...

even some attach a drill motor ....
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Post by AllAces on 8/17/2018, 7:04 pm

Make sure it is a real copper Choreboy. The china knockoffs are often plated steel.
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Post by rreid on 8/17/2018, 7:55 pm

For lead, I've used an Outers foul-out for several years.  Now that they're discontinued and you can't get the solution, I've started using Kroil.  Never had to use anything more aggressive than a bronze brush.
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Post by jglenn21 on 8/17/2018, 8:17 pm

if you still have your foul out I have some homemade formulas for it.. both lead and copper.

also the original formulas from outers
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