Hoppes Foaming Bore Cleaner Review

Hoppes foaming bore cleaner makes cleaning your gun bore short and sweet….no brushing or scrubbing. Just spray the Hoppes foaming bore cleaner into you gun barrel bore and let it go to work. It dissolves and removes copper and powder fouling quickly. Then all you need to do is patch and lubricate. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Hoppes foaming bore cleaner comes out orange and then turns either black from powder residue or blue from copper residue. It makes gun cleaning a 1 step process instead of 3 or 4 steps.

In my gun cleaner tests, I tested 3 different foaming bore cleaners and all of them worked very well. The gun cleaner test consisted of burning 3 smokeless powder charges on a piece of metal and then trying to clean it without scrubbing or brushing. I let the foaming bore cleaner soak for 10 minutes and then wiped the area with a few clean patches. The powder fouling wiped away easily with the first patch.

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Hoppes No 9 Solvent Review

Hoppes No. 9 Solvent has been around for over 100 years…since 1903. And it is still around today because it is very effective and people like it.

Hoppes No. 9 Solvent will loosen and remove carbon fouling, powder fouling, copper and lead fouling plus any type of lubricant like oils and grease. It’s very easy to use. Just apply a liberal amount to the area to be cleaned and let it soak for about 10 minutes (for carbon barrel fouling). Now wipe or patch until clean. For gun bore metal fouling, use a bronze/phosphorus bore brush to loosen metal fouling then patch until clean. Gun actions and exteriors can be wiped clean and then lubricated. No soaking required.

I tested Hoppes No. 9 Solvent in a gun cleaner test a few months ago and it did very well. The test consisted of burning 3 charges of smokeless powder on a piece of metal and then applying a gun cleaner. After a 10 minute soak, I attempted to wipe the carbon fouling off. Hoppes No. 9 Solvent loosened the carbon fouling which made it easy to wipe it off with a clean patch. No scrubbing or brushing. It’s that simple.

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Hoppes No 9 Gun Bore Cleaner Review

Hoppes No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner has been popular since 1903. It is very effective in loosening and removing carbon, powder fouling, copper, lead and other bullet fouling.

I remember when I was a kid, my dad used to clean his .22 rifle and 12 gauge shotgun with Hoppes No. 9 gun bore cleaner on the kitchen table. He used to put several layers of news papers down on the table and then clean his guns. It is still popular today…40 years later.

I have tested many gun bore cleaners including Hoppes No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner.  It did very well. My gun cleaner test consisted of burning 3 charges of smokeless powder on a metal plate and then applying a gun cleaner. I let it soak for 10 minutes and then attempted to wipe it clean with a few patches. I did not use any type of brush to scrub the area. I simply took a clean patch and wiped the area.

Hoppes No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner is an effective carbon and powder fouling cleaner. When cleaning, I always soak the area to be cleaned with gun solvent/cleaner for 10 minutes and then patch. I have found this soak time really speeds up cleaning and removes more fouling. Try it next time you clean you firearms.

If your gun barrel only has carbon/powder fouling, you should not need to bore brush it. If you soak it with Hoppes No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner for 10 minutes, the fouling should wipe out easily with several clean patches. However if you have lead or copper fouling, then you might need to use a bore brush to break the metal fouling free.

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