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who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle

who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« on: December 03, 2018, 05:26:29 PM »
I don't see any reason why you couldn't use a nylon bore brush. I know a guy I went to school with who was a Marine scout/sniper who said they used copper brushes all the time. What do you guys think ?

Re: who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 09:48:04 AM »
I use nylon brushes simply because copper brushes will leave copper residue that shows up on the patch. You will never get a "clean" patch.

Copper brushes will destroy a barrel over time. I'm pretty sure that after 20-30 million strokes you will see wear. What's worse is that I shoot "copper" jacketed bullets all of the time! I guess I should switch to wood or maybe plastic bullets since I know that after 3-4,000 rounds my barrel will be shot. So use nylon brushes and nylon bullets if you can find them.  ;D

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Re: who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 02:25:12 PM »
If you use the right solvent, you will only need a nylon bore brush if you accidentally stick your muzzle in the mud. Or, I guess if you purposefully stuck it in the mud, youd need one, also.

Grab a bottle of BoreTech Eliminator and your brushes will gather dust.
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Re: who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 09:05:02 AM »
I second the BoreTech Eliminator. Good product.