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bore brush or no bore brush

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Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 08:26:07 PM »
For years, with competition Benchrest rifles, I have used a Dewey coated cleaning rod (with bore guide) and use bronze cleaning brushes. They do a thorough cleaning job with less passes than a nylon brush would, followed by ample cleaning patches.

They have never once detrimentally harmed any expensive match-grade barrel and always worked well with each of my hunting or target rifles. I've always favored Butch's Bore Shine.
+1 Dewey rod, bore guide, bronze brush and Patch Out and Wipe Out clean my barrels just fine. 

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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2018, 08:53:06 PM »
Still haven't figured out what you guys are talking about.This rifle cleaning the barrel deal.You mean you got to clean them?
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Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2018, 01:13:11 PM »
Still haven't figured out what you guys are talking about.This rifle cleaning the barrel deal.You mean you got to clean them?

There's wisdom hidden in that question. Had I not been so ambitious in the cleaning of my old .257 I probably would have never seen the fire cracks and it probably would have shot just fine.
Steve
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Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2018, 01:58:26 PM »
Still haven't figured out what you guys are talking about.This rifle cleaning the barrel deal.You mean you got to clean them?
  I learned to clean my dad's S&W "Outdoorsman" when I was single digits in age.  I inherited that gun and it is the single most accurate handgun I own and a thing of beauty to me. I love the smell of Hoppe's #8 and #9. LOL! Hoppe's #9 is over 100 years old! 

Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 06:12:04 AM »
Here is someone that did some tests on different solvents.
Not the most scientific but interesting.

http://www.frfrogspad.com/cleaners.htm

His go to for cleaning carbon out of his barrels is now Piston Kleen...lol
I might consider Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaner since that comes out in a foam ;D

To the OP's question. Worried about the bronze brush damaging the barrel? Think what a bullet is doing to it as it shoves past and/or pushes out the residue left by the previous round.

Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2018, 07:01:55 AM »
Somrone did a calculation of the accumulated amount of time in which  there is a bullet passing through the bore of the rifle. Given the length of the barrel, expected life span of a barrel (1,500 - 5,000 rounds), and the speed of a bullet, there is only about 2 - 10 seconds worth of usefulness from your barrel. You just paid several thousands of dollars for 10 seconds of fun.... ;)

Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2018, 11:38:34 AM »
Oh I'm not worried at all, just I read and hear it all the time note to use a bore brush

Re: bore brush or no bore brush
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 11:12:20 AM »
Oh I'm not worried at all, just I read and hear it all the time note to use a bore brush

Yep, hear it all the time. Some say not to use a copper brush.. I have yet to find one, but I guess they exist.
Steve
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Retired in the Nevada high desert and loving life.