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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.

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Re: who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 07:57:36 PM »
I never use a brush. Just a patch. Come clean and shoot good

Re: who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 11:33:36 AM »
Caution this thread is a rabbit hole.  Been there, done that. BoreTech, brush and patch until all the crap is gone and you're good.
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Re: who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 02:13:25 AM »
I use a Cooper brush with Sweets 7.62 solvent for the first scrub. Then push a few clean patches through. Then I soak a patch with sweets and scrub until it gets a little foamy. I leave it in the bore for at least ten minutes after each scrub and then patch it until the come out clean. Been doing this with every rifle I have had for over 30 years and it hasnít hurt any gun Iíve owned. And they all still shoot better than I can.

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Re: who doesn't use a bore brush when cleaning rifle
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2020, 07:21:04 AM »
Some of the old school methods of cleaning bores are the best. Welcome to the Nation, BigKev.
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