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Been shooting reloads with cast lead bullets, apparently too soft of an alloy, lubed with Lee Liquid Alox. Getting a lot of barrel leading, really tough to get out. Tried Shooters Choice Lead Remover, Iosso cleaner, bronze brushes, but the best thing is 100% copper mesh from a Dawn cleaning pad wrapped around a bronze brush. Nevertheless, the leading is very hard to remove.
Is it possible to remove leading by shooting copper jacketed bullets after the lead bullets, or is it just a myth?
Any thoughts on moly coating the clean barrel to prevent leading?
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I'm just putting an ante in on this thread as I've not had this problem, but I shoot lead quite a bit.
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Just ran some cast bullets thru my 75B today but had little leading. If I had a problem I'd go right to my Lewis Lead remover with the brass screens. I use them on my 357s 41s and the 9 once when I really goober it up with some soft swaged bullets. I think Brownell's sells the kits.


I did run a few jacketed bullets thru now n then to help push out the lead but they won't always clean it all out.


Always good to truly clean it out I believe.

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On the recent trip to the range to try my CZ-Compact I fired WCC FMC rounds and handloaded lead bullets cast by Gun Runner. In this case the bullets source was from melted down 45 bullets cast from wheel weights that I had bought. As usual the bullets cast by GR proved accurate. I had saved some metal case bullets to fire at the end of the day.

When cleaning the barrel it was nice and shinny with no leading. But GR hard cast bullets do not have a leading issue.

I recently tried Alox for the first time on bullets I purchased as part of a lead buy from the person I got the 45 bullets from. I was concerned about the spotty lubing in the grooves the bullets had and coated them with Alox. After firing them I cleaning the revolver I found no leading. But again hard cast bullets from wheel weights.


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I'm betting you need a larger diameter bullet
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My 75B needed .357 size cast, .356 would lead.
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Same with ours .355 or .356 lead badly! .357 is ok and .358 is even better.
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I had barrel leading in my magnums wth leadcast bullets. Using moly coated bullets cut it way down?
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2016, 08:46 PM
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Buy an all copper scouring pad such as Choir Girl, cut a section and wrap it around your brush. That will get the lead out. Just make sure the scouring pad is all copper, some are stainless steel, that would harm your barrel. I have used this and it works quickly and does not harm the barrel.
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Buy an all copper scouring pad such as Choir Girl, cut a section and wrap it around your brush. That will get the lead out. Just make sure the scouring pad is all copper, some are stainless steel, that would harm your barrel. I have used this and it works quickly and does not harm the barrel.
That is exactly what I did, and it works well. Dawn copper scouring pads are pure copper. It's not so easy to find pure copper ones.
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