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The best way to remove lead from a gun barrel?

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The best way to remove lead from a gun barrel?

Postby GerryB » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:28 pm

I shot some Nutmeg lead .45 ACP reloads the other day and when I cleaned my gun I found some lead deposits I can't seem to get out. I've scrubbed and run Hoppies Number 9 patches thru it til I'm blue in the face. The Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber spray won't touch it either... :( One of my friends recommended a Lewis Lead Cleaner. I was hoping to try a chemical solution before I dropped the $35-$40 for the LLC. Any thoughts?

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Postby jerryd » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:00 am

Get an old bore brush and wrap it with COPPER chore boy make sure the barrel is DRY!!! You should see the lead particles come out! Cheaper then lead remover.

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Postby JohnFH » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:19 am

I have one of those electric things you stick down the barrel, comes out spotless, let me know if you need a hand
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