One swipe with the Lewis Lead Removal Tool might work for some but I have not found it to work that well for me. My lead build up seemed always near the breech end and often was clumps of lead rather than long strings of lead down in the rifling. I only shot cast bullets. Nothing short of picking it out with a dental pick would get it out.
Sorry LD, but maybe you should go back and reread what I wrote. Unfortunately I was wrong about the lead remover cleaner. It was not Hoppe's, but Shooter's Choice. I corrected my previous post. You can get it at Midway.
The second thing I do to my guns which I shoot lead out of is to fire lap my bores. You can find it here:
After fire lapping, the bore is bright and shiney so it cleans up real quick if you use what I have stated.
If you are seeing lead build up near the breach, then you are not obturating the bullet in the bore. Which also means that you are using too low a pressure on the base of the bullet, or are using bevel based bullets.
We have had several discussions on cast bullet shooting and I understand that you will never do it, nor do you want to do it, yet you constantly argue and call me a liar when I tell you how to do it right
. I have told you in the past if you really want to try cast bullets to go an buy Veral Smith's book "Jacketed Performance with Cast Bullets
My guess is that you still have not thought about finding out for yourself. In the book you will find all the information you need to NOT
lead up a barrel with cast bullets.
Sorry but I never believe people who tell me leading is easy to remove as I know better after 20 years of continuous shooting and reloading for 20 some calibers!
Well, my friend, I have been shooting regularly since I was 12 with my grandfather who taught me to reload and to cast bullets. I still have his
copy of Veral Smith's book. Since I am now 60 years old, that gives me 48 years of constant shooting. Since I also cast my own bullets and reload, I guess I have been doing that for 48 years also, since it was my grandfather who again taught me. As far as calibers of reloading, 20 is on the low side for me and if you need proof, just search this forum for a list of what I do reload for. Since I published that list here several years ago, I have added even more to the list since then.
Keep on shooting LD!