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Thread: Bronze or Nylon bore Brush ?

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    Bronze or Nylon bore Brush ?

    Being old school I've used a bronze brush for 30+yrs. as times have changed,

    firearms as well as the solvents and materials used to clean them.

    Is the Nylon brush the way to go...?



    Buck.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Buck View Post
    Being old school I've used a bronze brush for 30+yrs. as times have changed,

    firearms as well as the solvents and materials used to clean them.

    Is the Nylon brush the way to go...?



    Buck.
    I always used a bronze brush in my shotgun for about as long as you, but with the copper solvent for the rifle I use a nylon brush.

    I actually rarely use a brush at all in the rifle because the Wipe Out Tactical Advantage stuff works with just cloth patches. I use a 3.2mm piece of SS Tig welding rod to push the wet patches through and then use a .308 specific brass jag with a patch on to clean it out and check the colour. I will make up an aluminium or SS jag eventually, but the brass one does not seem to come in contact with the liquid enough to create a colour tell tale.

    Alan

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    Use bronze. The nylon brushes do not have near the scrubbing/scraping effect as the bronze brushes do. Nylon can also embed dirt and grit that is not good for the bore. Chemical only solutions work ok if you have a mirror-like bore and you maintain them scrupulously so you always need to have a brush available. When you use a brush don't dip it in your solvent or you may contaminate the entire bottle. When the brush starts to look bad toss it. You can buy a lot of brushes for the cost of replacing a barrel.

    I have found nylon brushes make great substitute jags when you lack one of the right size. They hold the patch tight and will not alllow it to come off in the bore.

    SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Buck View Post
    Being old school I've used a bronze brush for 30+yrs. as times have changed,

    firearms as well as the solvents and materials used to clean them.

    Is the Nylon brush the way to go...?



    Buck.
    I see only 2 people clean there rifles on here Buck!

    anyway I hear you like a good dose of WD40 down the bore after the days stalking. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark g View Post
    I see only 2 people clean there rifles on here Buck!

    anyway I hear you like a good dose of WD40 down the bore after the days stalking. Lol
    Either that or I've got the Black Spot !

    WD 52 to you son .."great rust penetrant" ! might have saved your

    rifle stock from busting when you try'd to remove moderator

    Ps. Talking about dose's have you had yours today !

    Cheers guys.
    Last edited by Uncle Buck; 15-04-2015 at 12:10.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    every chemical clean i have tried i can allways get a black patch out again if i use a bronze brush.nylon just dont do owt so i use them for cleaning case necks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Buck View Post
    Either that or I've got the Black Spot !

    WD 52 to you son .."great rust penetrant" ! might have saved your

    rifle stock from busting when you try'd to remove moderator

    Ps. Talking about dose's have you had yours today !

    Cheers guys.
    I have never tried WD40 as a bore cleaner does it work. LOL...
    YA FUD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triggersqueezer View Post
    every chemical clean i have tried i can allways get a black patch out again if i use a bronze brush.nylon just dont do owt so i use them for cleaning case necks.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark g View Post
    I see only 2 people clean there rifles on here Buck!

    anyway I hear you like a good dose of WD40 down the bore after the days stalking. Lol
    Quote Originally Posted by mark g View Post
    I have never tried WD40 as a bore cleaner does it work. LOL...
    YA FUD.
    Make your mind up for goodness

    sake "before or after" ya bigger fud ! Lol

    Ps.anyways lets get back on track "Bronze or Nylon" brush ?
    Last edited by Uncle Buck; 19-04-2015 at 09:08.
    "let him without sin cast the first stone"





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    Quote Originally Posted by triggersqueezer View Post
    every chemical clean i have tried i can allways get a black patch out again if i use a bronze brush.nylon just dont do owt so i use them for cleaning case necks.
    I am not quite clear from your description. If you use a bronze brush with an ammonia / copper solvent, the colour on the patch could be the copper in the bronze brush being dissolved rather than it lifting any extra from the bore.

    Alan

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