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Posted: 12/8/2003 3:44:14 PM EDT
I'm cleaning my Savage Tactical after about 20 rounds and there is blue stuff on the patch. I'm using Barnes CR-10 to clean. Is it copper?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:45:48 PM EDT
copper reacting with the solvent
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:46:08 PM EDT
Yes. It's copper fouling reacting with the solvent.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:46:50 PM EDT
Copper. Copper. Copper. Yes? Yes? Yes?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:48:59 PM EDT
[James Cagney voice on]You dirty copper[James Cagney voice off]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:49:39 PM EDT
I must have some copper build up? I'm running a wire brush a few times then using a jag to clean with. I've used up 10 patches so far, I guess I need to keep doing this til it comes out clean right?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:50:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ-K9: Copper. Copper. Copper. Yes? Yes? Yes?
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Throw donw another yes.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:50:28 PM EDT
Didja read the label?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:54:01 PM EDT
actually i think you just killed "Tactical Smurf." He was hiding in your bore. mike
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:54:35 PM EDT
Whatever you do ---------- do not---- I repeat [b]do not[/b] put solvent in and let it soak for any amount of time, like more than a couple hours, it will cause damage, the solvent is corrosive .
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:01:45 PM EDT
WOW took 20 patches to get it all out. I guess the ol hoppes #9 isn't getting all the copper out. I used this Barnes solvent for copper and it works great.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:06:43 PM EDT
Sweets 7.62 is the best I have found for copper fouling
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:08:13 PM EDT
Ya I hear that stuff is pretty good. I'll have to order some
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 4:44:25 PM EDT
Bump for Sweet's 7.62. Great stuff. Another good one is RB-17. Up until 5 years ago, I never paid attention to copper fouling. Never knew anything about it. I was "turned onto" removal of copper fouling by an armorer who told me to clean any rifle or pistol as good as I could with whatever I used, then to run a brush soaked with RB-17 through the barrel. Whoa. Copper fouling in my .270 that's been there since 1977. Now I do the thorough fouling removal after every third shooting trip with the handguns and ARs, after every shooting trip with the .270 and '06.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:05:40 PM EDT
Hoppe's #9 does not remove copper at all. It is for powder residue.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 5:10:11 PM EDT
FWIW, the solvent will also react with the brush and leave traces of blue on your patch even when the barrel is copper free.
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