Cleaning Moly From Barrel

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  1. psdan000

    psdan000

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    I purchased a used rifle from a buddy of mine. its a savage 243 with approx 200 rounds through it, some of which were moly coated v-max bullets. I was wondering what kind of products out there will clean the moly out of the barrel and chamber, or if it's something I even need to worry about? Thanks for the help

    Dan
     
  2. rubbershotgun

    rubbershotgun

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    remington 40x bore cleaner (or equivalent) along with a brand new brass brush will get the moly out, it will take some time and effort but it will go out.
     
  3. 15Tango

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    JB Compound.

    Wayne
     
  4. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Gold $$ Contributor

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    Another thing that works for me is Kroil.It seems to disolve the moly.I use a 7mm plastic bristle brush instead of bronze.The 40x works and so does JB bore compound but I think a good wet patch or two and let the kroil soak in for a half hour and thenbrushing will do the trick.
     
  5. GeorgeS3

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    +100 on the JB....


    George
     
  6. necchi

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    Oh it's something to worry about.
    I havn't shot alot of moly, but I did shoot 40 rounds of Winchester Supreme ammo with Nosler Ballistic Silver tips, that stuff they call "Lubalox", whatever it's a black coating.
    When I went back to shooting just typical jacketed cup-n-core bullets they sprayed all over the place!!
    Took me two days of overnight soaking and brass brush scrubbing to get the bore clean of that stuff.
    I understand if coated bullets are used primarily in a gun there's no issue, but changing back, and all the cleaning I had to do was enough for me to see little gained by, and swear off using the coatings.
    I recently read that Vinegar (mild acetic acid) will clean moly off the bullets. If it does so, then I'd see little harm to using vinegar to clean the moly/Lubalox from the bore.
    Too bad I'll never know, because I'll never shoot them things again. But that is something to keep in mind when buying a used gun.
     
  7. bozo699

    bozo699 Gold $$ Contributor

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    +1 on what Wayne said
    The other Wayne :D
     

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