Way back on the old board I saw a discussion about "flash point" of different solvents. Can somebody refresh my CRS brain about the results? And while I'm asking what is the favorite among you guys? Thanks.
There was a large article in January 2006's issue of Precision Shooting.
I think they settled on Bore Tech Eliminator as the best copper solvent,
or at least one of the better ones. And Slip 2000 Carbon Cutter as the best
carbon removing solvent. And, Slip 2000 Lube as the best lube, more
especially since is has a flash point of 2000 degrees and is not a petrolium
based product. I have used all 3 and definitely like them all 3. I also like
BMG 50 for range cleaning. When I get home, I dry down my bores, and
spray them down with Wipeout and let them soak for about 2 days. When
I walk by I run a dry patch down the bore and spray some more wipeout
and let the soaking continue. Wipeout works. I also like the Slip 2000 Carbon
Cutter for AR15. Best thing you ever saw to clean an AR Bolt with. Let it
soak and wipe it off or blow it off with air. The Slip 2000 gets the call to
recoat all my bores. New barrel breakins gets the Lock Ease treatment.
Shoot, clean, shoot, clean, until the copper fouling really slows down, then
shoot 3 shots & clean, always going back with Lock Ease before shooting.
Do this until I am satisfied with the copper fouling. And, I know there are
those that think differently, but, they are not paying for my new barrels
either. Lucas Bores Guides are a little pricy, but, well worth the money
in the long run. Best bore guides I have found so far. Hope this helps
Hawkeye- I am new to bench shooting, but paid my dues with huntig and plinking. I have used them all.Shooter chioce, hoppes, montana x and Sinclair,s new suff TM Solution. Nothing did a better job than Wipe Out. TM second but do not use a carbon fiber rod, it will eat the rod. The foam cleaner is kinda new but it realy works! Do a search on wipe out. [sharpshoot-r precision products] I used this stuff with my 6mmbr with great results,nothing else come close.You dont have to use a brush! He makes a accellerator which cuts the time in half. I say away from the the solvents that make your eyes water, it can damage the bore if not careful.A 5 oz. can will go along ways. They all carry it Midway,Midsouth etc. Oh, don't forget a good rod and boreguide. Alot of people use alot of different product and technics bit the foam worked form me. Have fun.
Do you know if there's a certain amount of time that you should not exceed with Wipeout in the bore? Worded differently, when I saw that you leave it in for 2 days I fell of my roost. hehehe I would have been afraid to leave it in the bore that long but as I can see by your post it must be okay.
As wicked of a solvent as it is, you'd think your 223 would be a 458 Loudenboom in a couple days! Though I realize we're removing copper, not steel.
And, do you really need to leave it soak that long? Seems like mine clear up in 1/2 hour or so and may take 2 applications at best.
Thanks for any answers you may have. I'm just curious.
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