Barrel cleaning made easy

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  1. lpreddick

    lpreddick Gold $$ Contributor

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    I do not like cleaning barrels. I do a lot of load workup and target shooting, so barrel cleaning is a given. Patches and various brushes are needed to get my bores clean. Recently I started using used dryer sheets, cut to size, placed over a regular patch and have reduced cleaning time to a few minutes. Used dryer sheets seem to be made of a woven slightly stiff fabric and when soaked with solvent remove the powder residue that often requires a bronze brush. I run a couple regular patches to remove the fluffy stuff, then a saturated patch with a dryer sheet is pushed back and forth a few times, then repeated. Stiff nylon or bronze brushes are no longer needed. Borescoping confirms my bored are clean. 20190328_090139.jpg 20190328_090139.jpg 20190328_090257.jpg
     

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  2. McGraw

    McGraw Silver $$ Contributor

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    If your right, I’m in the money then. My wife does so much laundry, you have to watch out for those dryer sheets under your feet like banana peels!
     
  3. nmkid

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    That is very interesting. I'm going to have and try that. What could possibly go wrong!
     
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  4. gambleone

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    This sure puts a different spin on cleaning. I use them in my tumbling media, use them to decrease static electricity in beam scale pan and electronic scale and now for barrel cleaning. Maybe it will take the static out of the barrel to. I find them all over the house and even in my clothes. Put a shirt on and out pops a dryer sheet in the sleeve. I saw them as a nuisance before but now i think I'm going to like them.;)
     
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    Interesting!
     
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  6. Judd

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    The bonus is your barrels smell good. :p
     
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    And your rifles won't stick together in the safe!!
     
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  8. eas1949

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    Use them new of once fired?
     
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  9. Mark W

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    They are also great for removing smashed bugs from your car....
     
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  10. Joe Salt

    Joe Salt Silver $$ Contributor

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    They also work great on your rests front and rear, Used ones! The rifle slides nice and easy.

    Joe Salt
     
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  11. mikeinct

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    The things you can learn here......
     
  12. TheOtherZilla

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    I use em to wipe my funnels
     
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  13. lwhaples

    lwhaples Silver $$ Contributor

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    That is something I've meaning to try.
     
  14. MS50

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    Hoppe's and Outer's patches are of a similar weave and texture. I thought they were too slippery to do the job, but I'm going to break them out of storage and give them another try.
     
  15. lpreddick

    lpreddick Gold $$ Contributor

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    These are used dryer sheets...not sure I'd used a unused one...
     
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  16. Willie

    Willie Gold $$ Contributor

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    Should work great, wrapped around a brush, for scrubbing. Might as well try it, I use them for all the things noted above.
     
  17. Pawnee Bill

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    Wow!!
     
  18. TIMO

    TIMO Working on it???

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    Haven't tried them as a cleaning patch, I will give them a try this weekend but they are also good for cleaning the shower door glass.

    Tim
     
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  19. lpreddick

    lpreddick Gold $$ Contributor

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    I tried using them alone but if stretched over a cloth patch, they seem to clean better. I usually fold then to get a snug fit.
     
  20. McGraw

    McGraw Silver $$ Contributor

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    Maybe someone here will know what there made of. My guess is something alike to nylon. I bet they don’t ever rot in the landfill.
     
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