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Old 03-22-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Not so Sweets???

Hey folks, just after some advice on rilfe cleaning here.
After using Hoppes & patching, i normally use a small amout of Sweet's 7.62 on a nylon cleaning brush, then a couple of patches & finish up spraying a small amout of Prolix on a patch & run it thru the barrel. I've heard a couple of people say not to use the Sweet's everytime as it's fairly corrosive. Would that be the case or does it just sound like B.S.???
Any other tips would be welcome...
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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I had not posted because I wasn't familiar with the Sweets 7.62. But after reading about it and finding it has amonia in it I can say that it is not corrosive to the extent it will damage your bore. I shoot corrosive ammo and use amonia to neutralize the powder. So for me to use the Sweets 7.62 would be desireable with corrosive ammo. I would say continued use in a barrel would cause some damage and might wear your barrel out in 400 years instead of 500 years.

I sold cleaning supplies for awhile and you will find ammonia in a lot of cleaning products. The only time you need to be concerned with it is around food products or where it will come into contact with flesh.
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I've used sweets for over 30 years on my copper shooting gun . I NEVER leave Sweets in my bore over 10 mins . After cleaning with sweets , I coat the barrel with Hoppe and leave it in bore forever. I think Kroil is the best for lead and work on copper too . A lot benchrest shooter only use it . Read the customer reviews on midway about Kroil . I leave it in bore over night , Hoppe is the only cleaner for long term storeage in my opinion .

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/137...nt-8-oz-liquid
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I've used sweets for over 30 years on my copper shooting gun . I NEVER leave Sweets in my bore over 10 mins . After cleaning with sweets , I coat the barrel with Hoppe and leave it in bore forever. I think Kroil is the best for lead and work on copper too . A lot benchrest shooter only use it . Read the customer reviews on midway about Kroil . I leave it in bore over night , Hoppe is the only cleaner for long term storeage in my opinion .

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/137...nt-8-oz-liquid
Ahh, ok, so i had it wrong way round! Sweet's 1st, then Hoppes, maybe i don't need to use Prolix in the barrell,thanx for the info mate
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Ahh, ok, so i had it wrong way round! Sweet's 1st, then Hoppes, maybe i don't need to use Prolix in the barrell,thanx for the info mate
Ya I would only use it for a few seconds first.
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Kroil sounds pretty good. I must admit tho, i'm happy so far with Prolix, the bore looks super clean after i use it- here's a link if anyone's interested :
http://prolixlubricant.com/index.html
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Kroil sounds pretty good. I must admit tho, i'm happy so far with Prolix, the bore looks super clean after i use it- here's a link if anyone's interested :
http://prolixlubricant.com/index.html
I have not used Prolix it looks like a good end of cleaning product . In the target world copper and lead fouling kills accuracy and must be 100% removed fast and normally done at the range . That is why Kroil and Sweets are very popular with target shooters . 90% of my lead shooter don't lead up and wet Hoppe patch follow dry willl clean and the job is done . I very seldom ever use a brush in any of my gun bores only the forcing cones on my revolver need extra attention . I recut the forcing on my all revolvers like below .

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I'll have to get some Kroil next time i visit my LGS. That part about the forcing on the barrel is just way over my head!
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I'll have to get some Kroil next time i visit my LGS. That part about the forcing on the barrel is just way over my head!
Most high dollar custom gun builders use the 11 degrees forcing cone . On cast bullet it has a long taper and less bullet distortion and normally improves accuracy.



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Very interesting....
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Hey TGR did you know your pistol is missing a big round thinggy?
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Here you be the judge . The top target was shot after I cut the barrel to 3.5" and the lower target was shot after I cut the forcing cone to 11 degrees . This is the only before and after target on any of my guns . My SASS guns are almost never shot on paper . And I do 100% of all my gun work .



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Nice shootin' TGR and I love the pictures.
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Remember these load below are not target loads , they are loaded for cowboy action shooting and the are loaded for a max of 750 FPS and is there 1st time on paper on all the guns below , so I don't have anything to compare them to .







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There is so much more to this than I ever imagined. Keep on posting as I enjoy reading and looking at the pictures.
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I hope none of us piss off TGR.. He is deadly accurate...
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And fast.
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Wow! That is some impressive shooting. And great looking revolvers.
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And fast.
Faster than the Mall Ninja ???
And BTW, i WANT that .357!!!
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Faster than the Mall Ninja ???
And BTW, i WANT that .357!!!
That was a 200th yr gun new unfired in box when I got it . Never had time to work up some target or hunting loads for it . It is a shame it looks like it will be a shooter .
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