I have been viewing this forum for 6 months and this is my first post. I was wondering what method and products do you recommend for cleaning a handi after a visit to the range. I have a .223 and a 44 mag handi.
Welcome aboard!! What ever you use on any centerfire rifle will work fine, everyone has their own favorites, some are better than others. Whatever you choose for solvents, just be sure to use a bore guide to protect the muzzle/throat from rod wear. I use the muzzle guards that stay on the rod, they fit right in the chamber and center the rod.
My preference is the foaming bore cleaners like Outers and WipeOut, they do a fantastic job without the need for a bronze brush, Hoppes Benchrest, Butch's Bore Shine, Sweet's, and many others are great copper fouling solvents, just use your favorite!!
Thanks for the help. I have been using a plastic pull through instead of a cleaning rod. It seems to be working ok. I thread it from breech to muzzle and pull my patches thru. I will get some foam and try it soon. Thanks!
Wipeout isn't as easy to find as the Outers which can be found at Walmart. I use a Patchworm pull through a lot on all my rifles, they are great!! Can't say the same for Boresnakes though, they can be a pain.
I prefer using a boresnake as opposed to a rod & patches, just remove the brush first. M-Pro7, or whatever name it's going by lately, is some of the best solvent I've used for most cleaning, and a little BreakFree (sp?) too. Hoppe's #9 is good for leading, but I don't have that issue with my .223.
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