Best Bore Cleaner

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by lthome5, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. lthome5

    lthome5 New Member

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    Can anyone let me know what is the best cleaner/lube to use on muzzleloaders? Any difference in a substance used to clean between shots and one to thoroughly clean up after a days shoot?
  2. Rocket J Squirl

    Rocket J Squirl New Member

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    Two schools of thought. If you firearm is a modern and you can take it apart.
    Hot soapy water and patches. So hot that the metal will dry itself.

    The second would be Thompson Center's 1000+ products. If you use thier patches, bore butter and cleaner. Your rifle will never be dirty, and you cna fire for days without cleaning.

    either way:

    NEVER USE PETROLIUM BASED OILs

    Black powder reacts to oil, and turns to sludge.

    Do the hot soapy water wash, rinse with hot clear water, then lube with T/C 1000+.

    You will be the evny of the crowd, how still insist on using oils, or modern cleaning stuff on bore stuffers
  3. quigleysharps4570

    quigleysharps4570 New Member

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    Glass Cleaner with Vinegar is another good one to clean with.
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