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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by treeslayer View Post
hmm, you have my attention on the abrasive, what exactly do use? i would think it a more effective method but could be a way to go to far.....
I would not use steel wool, but would first use a copper wool Chore Boy cleaning pad wrapped around a bronze brush. I have used that quite successfully for removing leading from pistol barrels. I would then follow up with patches wet with Clover abrasive paste, I use 600 grit. There is really no fear of going too far as 600 grit removes very little metal. JB Bore Paste or Iosso pastes are also good alternatives.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 04:01 PM
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I have used my electronic bore cleaner to clean up some horrible fouled bores. A couple took multiple cleanings before the bore was down to the metal. If you can find one of the electronic cleaners sold a few years ago buy it.
It is possible to make your own as noted above. I made one with a variable electronic source and on high it would blow foam and crud from the barrel.
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BEWARE of copper plated 'wool' with far too aggressive steel coils (use a magnet to check).
The lubed up 0000 (4-0-) steel wool wont get you into trouble and is easier to find around here than real copper wool.

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If you want to save some work and happen to have any foaming bore cleaner, apply it liberally, let it sit and reapply and several hours and leave it for a couple days, it will attack the alloys in the lead and break it down so the fouling can be pushed out with a patch. I had a badly fouled bore on my TC Black Diamond Super XR .45 from shooting all lead Powerbelts and T7, tried several bore cleaners but it was still badly fouled, read about Wipeout working on lead fouling, and tried it, worked like a charm after the third day as I recollect, the patch pushed a whole bunch of lead flakes out like it was just laying in there.


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