View Full Version : How to clean copper from lands?
07-18-2003, 03:39 PM
What is the best and fastest way to clean the copper coulored stain or wash from the rifling- lands of my new Rem 700 bdl 7mm Mag rifle.This copper or bullet jacket material is is only on the tops of the lands and i do notice my accuracy falling of some when it builds up?It doesnt look like it is in lumps but more a stain than anything else.Will carb cleaver disolve this as good or better and faster than some of the comersial foulm out solutions?Is carb cleaner safe to use on the barrel?I have Hoppies #9 bench rest cleaner but it takes a day of soaking and brushing with a nylon brush every hour to remove this copper and that is just to much work!Does this come from only certain bullets more than others?I use the Hornady interlock 154 gr sp Pill? Thanks again guys for the help.Yours truely Shrewster56. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
07-18-2003, 04:18 PM
With out getting an Electro foul out system you stuck doing the brush and cooper solvent thing till the barrel comes clean. I use Pro Shot cooper solvent II and really like it doesn’t have the smell of sweets or Hoppies.
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07-18-2003, 06:52 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbs-up-ani.gif Thanks Wildbirdhunter,do you think it would be a good idea to have the boar lapped? Is carb cleaner bad for the barrel?My 280 or 7mm express rem did this to for the first 200 shots but it dont do it any more now that the barrel is broke in? The reason i ask is because i know a few people who use carb cleaner on thier BP rifles to ,remove lead and plastic from the sabots?Thanks again from Shrew. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
07-19-2003, 11:28 AM
If it is a new Rifle, Do a 30 shot break in. First 10 shots clean after each shot, next ten clean after 2nd shot & so on. You will notice a difference in the amount of Copper that comes out after you are about half complete. It is said that your rifle's bore will last longer if this is performed.
I hope this will help you.
07-19-2003, 11:43 AM
cerntian carb cleaners will remove the bluing off the gun if you get it on the outside of the barrle so be carfull using it i use cr10 in mine and it does a great job
07-19-2003, 04:44 PM
I built an electric bore cleaner that safely cleans the copper out in 20 minutes. If I don't want to use that I use Sweets 7.62 Works great. ~Andy
07-19-2003, 05:49 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbs-up-ani.gif Thanks a bunch guys for the tips.Well i now have close to 100 shots through the barrel and i am starting to see less and less copper stain in the barrel?Thanks from Shrew. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
07-20-2003, 07:05 PM
Order some Wipe-Out bore foam from Midway. No more brushes, just a few patches. Give her a shot of Wipe-Out and patch her out in the morning. Safely removes all copper, amazing stuff. Breaking in a barrel is no longer needed if you use Wipe-out.
I just received my order of Wipe Out from Midway. I'll give it a try over the weekend. I have already tried the Forrest foaming cleaner, and it worked well, but I had to repeat it several times on a couple of older guns. In most cases, it did not take out any more "green or blue" from my guns that had already been cleaned with Sweets - but I want to try both of them on rifles that haven't already been cleaned well.
If it works as advertised, I will enjoy not having to run a whole bunch of patches through my rifles.
10-03-2003, 09:36 PM
saw a guy on a tv show use that wipe-out....looked pretty good; let the foam sit for 15 minutes and swabbed it out...no brushes.....looks like shaving cream u stick in to your barrel....foams up and let sit...the dirtier the gun the more you have to clean....but if copper is what you are after this is the cats meow.
I've used the Wipeout quite a bit now, and it does a good job. I still go through a ton of patches, though, you have to keep swabbing the bore to get the Wipeout out until the patcehs come out clean. But I'm not using two different kinds of solvents (one for powder fouling and one for copper fouling) and having to brush the barrel.
12-26-2003, 08:49 AM
Have any of you guys tried Coppermelt? I just saw an add for it in the new "Rifle" magazine. The add makes it sound pretty good.
Here's a link to their website. http://www.coppermelt.com/
12-30-2003, 08:56 AM
Get a chamber plug from Sinclair and a bottle of Shooters Choice. Insert chamber plug, pour shooters choice in barrel , let stand over night and then pour copper residue out of barrel. swab bore a few times and Voila.
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