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A better bore cleaner?

Post by tvphotog on Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:28 am

The bore of my 1911 wad gun barrel gets really filthy with 100 rounds of Federal Match SWC's or Zero similar ammo. I'm using Mil-Comm MC50 bore cleaner and leaving it soak the bore for 30 minutes before using a copper bore brush to clean it. It takes several applications, brushings and almost 20 patches altogether to get the crap out of the grooves. I like to clean my pistol with each extensive use, but the time it takes because of the bore cleaning is ridiculous.

Can someone recommend a better bore cleaner?

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Post by Wile E Coyote on Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:43 am

VFG felt pellets and IOSSO bore cleaner. If you have a problem with lead or copper get the super intensive pellets.

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Post by Tim:H11 on Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:23 pm

Odd...I shoot several hundred before breaking down to clean and shoot bullseye and LSWC. I use the Hopes Elite Spray and a few payches over a brass brush. Cleans easy.
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Post by jglenn21 on Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 pm

If you have copper issues try boretech eliminator.. several benchrest friends put me on it..

Hoppe's mixed 50/50 with Kroil works great for most other issues
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Post by tvphotog on Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:VFG felt pellets and IOSSO bore cleaner. If you have a problem with lead or copper get the super intensive pellets.
Looks good on Brownell's.

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Post by rreid on Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:39 pm

Kroil
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Post by tvphotog on Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:38 am

Just a thank you to all who wrote in to answer. Brownell's was out of the IOSSO cleaner and they recommended their J-B cleaner and the VFG swabs. The swabs were on back-order so I improvised. I also got some Kroil.
 
The gun is a 1911. Normally the barrel was built up with a greasy fouling at the chamber face, chamber ramp and in the grooves of the bore. It took a nylon spudger and a drop of oil to scrape the barrel feed ramp, then a bronze brush to the ramp and outside edges to get them clean. Same with the frame feed ramp, and that needed a paste polish to get it completely clean. The bore grooves wouldn't clean up completely even after passing a liquid bore-cleaner-wet bronze brush on a cleaning rod through a dozen times. I settled with leaving some dirt in the barrel.

Today, I swabbed the bore with Kroil as well as the chamber and frame ramps and chamber edges, and set the barrel aside. When I picked it up fifteen minutes later, I was able to clean the ramp and chamber edges with only a patch and some finger pressure. Same with the frame ramp, which made it mirror-bright.

For the bore, I used a snake with J-B on the brush, gun solvent, then oil behind that on the fabric. I pulled the brush back and forth about 5 times, then pulled the rest of the snake through. The barrel was spotless, even with a bore light! It all took less than 5 minutes rather than the previous 15 minutes and a still-dirty bore as a result.

Any other tough spots on the gun cleaned up with one swipe of a Kroil patch. I tossed out my liquid bore cleaner. Now it's a pleasure to quickly clean up the gun after Bullseye work at the range.

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