Originally Posted by Pal
I buy Hoppe's No.9 by the quart,so I get goofy looking big bottles.
Seriously though,Ive been using Hoppe's No.9 for 30+ years and have no complaints other than I think it worked better when it contained nitrobenzene....but hey gota "go green" in some way I guess.
Ive tried the newer "green cleaners"(Mpro7 and MC25) and to me they are more of,well a cleaner than an actual bore solvent.Great for surface prep/degreaser though.
IMHO a bore solvent should be able to somewhat to tackle the types of fouling remaining in the bore from the combustion of powders and metal fouling.Granted Hoppe's No.9 is slow working as a copper solvent,but it will get the job done if allowed to soak overnight.Works decent as a short term protectant and a dunkit solution too.
That said I shoot everything from flintlocks to AR's,with a strong passion for WWII era weapons,particularly the Kar.98K,so for me a solvent has to be able to actually work as a bore solvent.
I also use the USGI RBC at times.
Guess Im just old fashioned and set in my ways..
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