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Cleaning With A Nylon Brush

Old 06-13-2018, 07:45 PM
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Default Cleaning With A Nylon Brush

This is the way I do it. The brush works perfectly in .45, .50 and .54 caliber barrels. And you will never stick it.

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Old 06-14-2018, 05:16 AM
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I use a bronze brush that won't stick in the bore or pull apart. I've used it for years with no problems. I'm not a fan of nylon brushes. They don't scrape hard enough.
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Old 06-15-2018, 05:43 AM
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IMO if you clean your bore very soon after cleaning the fouling doesn't have time to harden up and a nylon brush would be more then enough. But I use both bronze and nylon brushes.
Semi I don't know if I'd like that idea of epoxying a brush in a dowel. I have all my ramrod ends pinned because I have a tendency to use really tight patches. I can see that pulling out of the dowel and getting stuck in my bore.
Call me paranoid but having a brush stuck in a wet bore is no fun.Occasionally I was able to blow them out with my compressor. Other times I had to shoot them out. (That's why all my rod ends are now pinned!)
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:04 AM
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I think brushing would be more important for those who shoot lead conicals. It's the only time i've felt a need to use a brush. Soap and water flushing is all I needed when shooting a PRB.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:09 AM
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Nylon for me as well. They last a lot longer.

If you can clean straight through the barrel, bronze is really nice, especially for removing lead/plastic.
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Old 06-23-2018, 05:52 AM
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Bronze once in a while, but nylon 90% of the time.
The cleaner is more important than the brush-type you use.
The patch material is more important than the lube on the patch material.

Hi Pete, Clem & Van! Hope you're all doing well.

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