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    Forrest foam bore cleaner

    Does anyone have any experience of this cleaner? I have a tin available and was going to use it on my .308, but I thought I'd check other people's experiences first.

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    willie_gunn

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    Hi Willie,
    I have been using Forrest foam bore cleaner for a while now and it does the job for me and very happy.
    There is always going to be opinion of the best way to clean your rifles but I find this stuff very good.
    I can recall this being talked about on posts some time ago and have had a quick look but canít find it yet.
    So from my perspective go for it and you will find the results excellent, however follow the instruction on the tin and give the tin a good shake, it can cough and splutter a bit.

    Happy cleaning

    Smithy

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    Smithy

    Many thanks - your comments put my mind to rest. I'll give the rifle a go with the cleaner and report back on the results.

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    willie_gunn

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    I use it as well. The foam stays foam while it fills the barrel then it turns back to liquid. Quite nifty.

    Mae sure you get the feed pipe properly into the barrel or it goes everywhere.

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    As said the tube needs to go right in to the chambre. I find my barrel needs quite a few shots through it befor it settles back down after use of the bore foam.

    Dave

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    I find forrest bore foam to be a very good cleaner and remover of copper and carbon if used routinely however I find KG12 to be the ultimate remover of stubborn copper deposits.

    Follow the KG link it is quite impressive.

    Once you have cleaned your rifle and want to shoot it try running a patch soaked in meths down the bore this will remove all traces of oil and solvents and you should find that no fouling shots are required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm
    I find forrest bore foam to be a very good cleaner and remover of copper and carbon if used routinely however I find KG12 to be the ultimate remover of stubborn copper deposits.

    Follow the KG link it is quite impressive.

    Once you have cleaned your rifle and want to shoot it try running a patch soaked in meths down the bore this will remove all traces of oil and solvents and you should find that no fouling shots are required.
    nice one, top tip!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm
    I find forrest bore foam to be a very good cleaner and remover of copper and carbon if used routinely however I find KG12 to be the ultimate remover of stubborn copper deposits.

    Follow the KG link it is quite impressive.

    Once you have cleaned your rifle and want to shoot it try running a patch soaked in meths down the bore this will remove all traces of oil and solvents and you should find that no fouling shots are required.
    At last someone giving out good advise, thanks 300wsm, how many young or new stalkers spend their spare time covering their lovely new rifles in oil only to send the first shot into the earth because they never got this kind of advise. Well done

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    Mrs Finnbear once had a badly copper fouled .303 Enfield, I treated it with a product called Wipeout, a foam bore cleaner, this rifle was then noted to be very accurate at the ranges from then on, there are several products from this brand, all have proved to do what is stated on the tin, If you would like to try the stuff have a word with Griff, he is the importer, I have no commercial links with these products & am speaking from personal use of them. Steve.

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    I have mixed views on the Bore Foam, I've had some for several years, on the smaller calibres it could be used for extinguishing airport fires as the foam stream squirts so far of the barrel, on the bigger calibres where you can get some to stay in it seems to be adequate.

    If I ever use up my tin I will not be buying another!!

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