Please tell me if Butch’s Bore Shine to clean my rifle after Barnes TSX bullets? I am very happy with how my 30.06. And my 270 soots these bullets but am not sure how to clean afterwards. Any advice is appreciated!
Im in the same camp..This goes against the grain of those who obsess over copper fouling, but I do not sweat it.
Im in the same camp..
I shoot several hundred rounds through my primary hunting rifles every year.. and with the exception of my 7x57, I pretty much exclusively shoot barnes TSX and TTSX..
I sometimes give my rifles a light wipe down after a hard day of use.. but thats exterior, and maybe a light cleaning of the bolt, rails, etc.. and a drop of oil on those same spots.. but thats maybe 3-4 times a year tops..
I generally dont touch the bore or the inside of the barrel but once a year.. and thats at the end of hunting season when Im getting ready to put them away for a few months and/or rescind them to only range duty..
But if I am honest.. even then they dont get a heavy scrubbing... typically I run a brush treated with oil through a couple of times, followed by patches until they start coming out mostly clean (I dont obsess over getting every possible speck of carbon and copper out of the gun).. and then I'm done..
I leave Bore Tech in for long periods of time, never had an issue. In fact they recommend leaving in a small amount.over the years i have tried many copper solvents.
from using sweets i tried butch's bore shine, and it was useless.
the first effective product after sweets was kg12, and it was quite good.
after some years of that i tried pro shot copper remover, and it was far better, in fact the best of all tried.
i like it quickness particularly when running in barrels as it saves time.
kg carbon remover seems about like boretech carbon remover.
never leave boretech products in a barrel or you will end up with one like my broughton 6.5 super lr barrel - black inside.
when all cleaning is done, hoppes no 9 always seems to be able to pull something else out, and protects the bore as well.
Correct on the nylon brushes - and I suggest the Bore Tech brand since they have an aluminum (not brass) stem. Bore Tech will attack brass, if not removed promptly. (Duh!)Shootist you must have read my mind as I was looking at the website . I also see that I need nylon brushes for my various calibers. I am used to using metal brushes! Thanx !