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Reply #15
Sweets 308 is what's on my self. Ed's Red for the carbon, and Hoppes ??
Well ya gotta have Hoppes.  ;)


Yes, Hoppes for the odor, reminds me of Dad cleaning his 1893 Marlin 30-30 after deer season.
Actually works great on the Blackhorn 209 residue in the smokepole too.
My wife even likes the "smell" when I've used it.
11X Grandfather
Part time Savagesmith


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Reply #17
My wife used to object to the odor of Hoppes. Then one evening I taught her how to dissemble, clean and re-assemble her CC weapon (Walther PPS).  Since then she has taken that chore over and decided that Hoppes smells ok. 😀

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Reply #18
rardoin have you tried the pro shot IV copper solvent ?

Yes....it works good also.  I stick with BoreTech as it is easier for me to order from same product line.  I find most copper solvents work good if I strip all the carbon out properly first.  Some work a little faster than others.  Pro shot seemed faster than BT Cu++ IIRC...I don't recall why I did not use it much.  I still have most of a small bottle waiting to leak somewhere. LOL

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Reply #19
I find most copper solvents work good if I strip all the carbon out properly first.  Some work a little faster than others. 

Rardoin mentions a valuable tip. Now about that Hoppes ??  It's the first
thing that hit's my bore. When the patch's look clean, I patch out with
Alcohol to clean out any Hoppes residue. I then patch with Sweets to
see what the copper issues are. My Criterion used to show me a hint of
green around 40 shots with R-16 and Hornady copper. I now don't bother
with the Sweets until about 80 rounds......I'm wondering how real effective
that copper cleaning agent in R-16 is ??.....Of my 3 Rock Rivers, I have one
that copper fouls if left in the same room with a box of ammo....LOL. I suffer
thru it because it's one of my better speedsters.
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #20
Bore tech works very well.i use the carbon cleaner and copper remover.

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Reply #21
I’m curious if you guys have compared the KG12 with the Boretech copper solvent. Are they comparable or do you think the KG12 is better?
  I have used the Bore Tech & it works good also, but I found the KG works better/faster. being water based I don't know how but it seems quicker in my experience. I still start out with either Hoppes#9 or Butch's bore shine first before I use the KG12.

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Reply #22
Wife bought me a Hoppe's #9 scented candle.  She must really love me.
If you have the shot, take it.

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Reply #23
Wife bought me a Hoppe's #9 scented candle.  She must really love me.

What a gal !!  I think I posted awhile back about taking a dead air freshener,
dousing it with Hoppes, and hang it back in the truck.....LOL
Keeping my bad Kharma intact since 1952

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Reply #24
G96 would make a great air freshener as well!

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Reply #25
Didn't know what to get for copper so I got Slip 2000 Copper Cleaner at a gunsmith's recommendation. Seems to work OK. Guess I need to look at my barrels with a Borescope.

Then I got CRC Motor Cleaner from PepBoys. Dunno if that will work.

Eric B.
"I can stop buying guns and gun stuff anytime I want - I've done it hundreds of times."

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Reply #26
I've tried all manner of bore cleaner and switched to a combination of cleaners years ago. It works so I've not bothered to see what's new out there.
I use a 50/50 mixture of Kano Kroil & Hoppes #9. If the residue is persistent I'll use straight Kroil on a patch and let it soak for a few minutes, it will creep under anything left in the barrel.
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It's what you leave behind you when you go.