What gun cleaner do you use?

Paradude

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

kville79

Active Member
May 24, 2008
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Austin
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.
 

Texas1911

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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.
 

Lumberjack98

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Aug 26, 2008
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Katy
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.
 

Posit

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Oct 13, 2008
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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.
 

sheepdog

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Oct 4, 2008
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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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