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 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 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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No, M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner is not water based. It has a non-toxic solvent base which can be diluted with water. This is why it is so effective at removing carbon and powder fouling. The solvent base soaks into carbon type fouling and loosens it. Oil based CLP and gun cleaners will not penetrate carbon type fouling. These products will sit on top of the fouling. There are numerous chemicals that will soak into carbon fouling, such as Hoppes No. 9 Solvent but why use something with dangerous chemicals when a non-toxic solvent works as well or better?
I used to think M-Pro 7 gun cleaner was water based because it acts just like water when you apply it to carbon. It soaks in quickly.
Water can be used to clean firearms.
People tend to doubt you when you say a water-based gun cleaner works well. They ask me, “How can a water-based cleaner do anything? It’s only water?”
I then tell them that i have cleaned many guns with water and with soap and water. I have also performed gun cleaner test using water, soap and water, Simple Green and Windex. All of these worked very well.
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M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner – Good or Bad?
The short answer is VERY GOOD.
I have used M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner on many different firearms for many years and I was always happy with the results. In the past year, I performed hundreds of gun cleaner tests with many different gun cleaners and solvents and none worked better than M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner.
M-Pro 7 gun cleaner will easily remove carbon and powder fouling. It will also loosen metal fouling with the assistance of a good bore brush.
The gun cleaner tests I did consisted of burning 3 smokeless powder charges on a piece of steel and then tried cleaning it with various gun cleaners. M-Pro 7 removed the carbon and powder fouling with a single cleaning patch…no scrubbing or brushing at all. I just sprayed M-Pro 7 gun cleaner on the fouling, let it soak for 10 minutes and then wiped. Done. It just doesn’t get any easier than that!
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Some people say you should clean your guns as soon as possible after each shooting session. I have done that for many years BUT have also let them sit for months without cleaning them.
Either way, it takes the same amount of time and effort to clean firearms. The fouling does not get harder to remove the longer it sits.
The most important gun cleaning factor is the time you let the gun solvent sit before you brush or patch. I have done many gun cleaning solvent tests and 10 minutes of soaking is the absolute best. 5 minutes does not even come close to 10 minutes. There is a huge difference. Soak your gun action/barrel with plenty of solvent and then set your timer for 10 minutes.