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Posted: 9/11/2005 3:34:17 PM EDT
Okay, let's conduct a pole:

What solvent do you use and why?

For me, quick cleaning jobs- Hoppe's Elite and LSA or CLP as a oil/protector.

More Serious jobs-Hoppe's No. 9 or Shooter's Choice with Sweet's 7.62, lube with LSA or CLP

I clean immediately after everytime I shoot and maybe once a quarter have to resort to using the Shooter's Choice/Sweet's treatment.

I try to minimize the chemical exposure and wear gloves as the harsher solvents go directly into your bloodstream and over time, attack your liver, eyes and CNS. Ever clean your rifle on a real hot day with Shooter's Choice and notice how you feel aftewards??
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 5:04:19 PM EDT
Its not on your list but Butches bore shine cleans up what others miss. Thats what I now use
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:09:36 PM EDT
Butches bore shine for a good cleaning

Plain ol fp-10 for day to day
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:11:42 PM EDT
It's "POLL".....

and I use CLP.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:12:29 PM EDT
Poll is mispelled in the heading,

Ed's red for general cleaning


Sharp shoot-r Wipeout foam from midway(the stuff really works) just leave it in overnight and all the copper is gone without a brush.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:51:32 PM EDT
I put Sweets down but only for decoppering. I use Mil-Comm Mc-25 for most cleaning and Butches Bore Shine in the bore.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 11:43:35 PM EDT
i have found the best cleaner solvent to be Montana Xteame .50BMG. it smells like death in a bottle but can clean anything.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:54:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:32:08 AM EDT
CLP for regular cleaning and lubrication.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:31:02 AM EDT
Kroil for routine bore cleaning (I shoot moly-coated bullets)

Hoppes #9 for removing powder residue (chamber, bolt/carrier, externalsurfaces)

Sweet's for copper removal

BreakFree CLP for rust protection

MolySlide for lubrication (60% moly in grease)
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:40:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:28:21 AM EDT

Ed's red for general cleaning.

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 7:50:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By P-245:

Ed's red for general cleaning.


Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:06:36 AM EDT
Hoppe's #9 for general routine cleaning - I LOVE the smell!

Sweet's for copper fouling (every other time I clean)

CLP and other lubes for lube and protection

Brake Cleaner for general hosing down as a cleaning first step

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:30:49 AM EDT
Brake cleaner and Hoppe's 9. Brake cleaner just seems to liquify any kind of nastiness. Just be sure to relube well when done. MJD
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:34:38 AM EDT
For the record, I would never us a solvent on my pole. But for cleaning and lube, I use CLP.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 10:18:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:32:51 AM EDT
Ed's Red and CLP for me....
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:48:21 AM EDT

Mil-Com MC-25 - general cleaning
Baby wipes - general cleaning
M Pro 7 bore gel - barrels
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 1:19:44 PM EDT
How about eezox?

I use it, it's awesome.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:22:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sniperx:
...slipe 2000 for lube.

use it in the spray bottle for general cleaning and the carbon cutter
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 10:51:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gtcpl2:
Its not on your list but Butches bore shine cleans up what others miss. Thats what I now use

Me three.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 12:48:03 PM EDT
Hoppe's Benchrest solution for the bore (has a mild copper solvent in it) and CLP for the rest of the action.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 12:52:05 PM EDT
Hoppes numba 9.

And no one has said this yet, but its great. Tetra.
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