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    Copper Solvent

    Has anybody used either the Barnes CE-10 or the Sweets 7.62 Copper Solvent?
    Pros?
    Cons?
    Preference of one over the other?

    One more question, I currently have a Hoppes Brass rod cleaning system, have heard that should not use either brass brushes of cleaning rods. Should I use my cheap old Aluminum cleaning rod if I use either of these product?

    Or should I stick with Good Ole Hoppes Bench Rest Copper Solvent?
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    Hey "RD" I've never been too impressed with Hoppe's Copper Solvent, I love #9 powder solvent, but in my opinion they missed the mark by a mile with their copper solvent.
    I just bought some Barnes, only used it twice, but so far so good, it's removing a whole lot more than Hoppe's did, and it seems to be about the same as Windex with amonia.
    Sorry but I have not tried Sweets 7.62
    I have a nephew that swears by "Butchs Bore Shine" but it's a little hard to find, around here anyway.
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    Hi RD:

    I've been using Rustepruff Nitro-Solvent for many years. I found and bought my last bottle from their website.

    Here's a link https://prostores3.carrierzone.com/s...com/StoreFront

    In all fairness you should know that I've talked with others who prefer different solvents, but the truth be known, I've never heard what I'd consider a valid reason why.

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    Haven't used Barnes, but Sweets, Butch's and Montana Extreme all work well for me. All are very strong smelling, should not be left in the bore for long and will eat copper or brass rods, brushes and jag tips if you do not clean them quickly. I usually just wipe and then spray them down with carb/brake cleaner or the gun spray stuff if I have any. I have also had good results in bolt actions and single shots with CVA and Gunslick foaming cleaners.
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    I've had good results with Shooters Choice copper solvent. My .220 Swift accumulates a good bit of copper fouling and this stuff works.

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    I use Sweets for heavy fouling, and for periodic cleaning. It gets quite a bit of copper out, if the number of green patches I keep getting is any indication. Like MAC23 said, Sweets has a very strong ammonia smell. I use a coated rod that I clean after using, and will still use brass bruses, but clean them afterwards and keep them seperate from other brushes so I can keep track of whether or not they need replacement. So far, they have lasted just as long as the others that I use. Following the Sweets, I use MPro7 for cleaning, I have really come to like that as a cleaner.

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