What gun cleaner do you use?

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  • Paradude

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    Oct 22, 2008
    What's the best gun cleaner to use?I use Hoppes but I would like to try some other recommended cleaners.


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    May 24, 2008
    I use either Break Free CLP or Hoppes. Pretty standard. I'll pick up other varieties of extra strength bore cleaners now and then for some heavy duty stuff considering I don't have a dry solvent tank available.


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    May 29, 2017
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    Not a solvent, but synthetic motor oil contains plenty of detergents. I've noticed that guns clean up alot easier with motor oil versus Hoppes or FP10.


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    Aug 26, 2008
    I clean with Brek Free CLP and then Hoppes in the places where it is really gunked up.

    I do find that using CLP on all of the areas prone to buildup makes it MUCH easier to clean after the next time I go shooting. Much more so than the standare gun oil I used prior to CLP.

    Blue Wonder is fantastic for getting really dirty bbls clean and also removes surface rust without the need for abrasives.


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    Oct 13, 2008
    Like most, I've tried many. Right now, I use Butch's Bore Shine for for powder residue, and Montana Extreme Copper Killer for copper. The Montana is the absolute best I've used for copper; usually don't need a brush, just patches until it comes clean. When I do use a brush, its nylon.

    Bought a used rifle a couple of months ago; nastiest bore I've seen. I resorted to JB's bore paste to get most of the fouling out, then finished with the combination above.


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    Oct 4, 2008
    Texas, of course...
    Can't believe nobody's mentioned MPro-7 yet. Good cleaner, no odor, no problems with skin contact. I guess Hoppe's Elite is the same thing, but I don't know for sure.
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