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    Kroil?

    Anyone here use Kroil in your cleaning routine?

    If so how?

    I was thinking a wet patch of kroil let it sit for a couple minutes than some good passes with a nylon brush.

    Follow that with a couple dry patches than my regular bore cleaner ( boretech rimfire blend for my rimfire and eliminator for center fire)

    Any problems with this? Also what oil do you use in the bore if the rifle is going to sit for a while?

    Thanks.

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    IMO Kroil is an absolute MUST HAVE........ I keep a liddle vial in my loading kits and a big can in my reloading room. Every now and then I pump a squirt into the garbage can, or into my primer bucket, or even sprinkle the floor

    Back in the 80's 50/50 Shooters Choice and Kroil was IT, and I'll never get over the ambiance of that time. Waylon walkin' that git'tar loud, Kroil in the air, just add the smell of burning gunpowder and I'm in heaven

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    Lightbulb Al.......

    If I may suggest..........just one more thing.

    Add an old rag(aka back of an old discarded t-shirt), that is used for various gun cleaning chores over the years/decades......now black in color. A major portion of that black color is.........."old formula" Hoppe's #9.......the GOOD stuff. Nirvana!!!

    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Gullette View Post
    If I may suggest..........just one more thing.

    Add an old rag(aka back of an old discarded t-shirt), that is used for various gun cleaning chores over the years/decades......now black in color. A major portion of that black color is.........."old formula" Hoppe's #9.......the GOOD stuff. Nirvana!!!

    Kevin
    LOL!

    Yup, I bought a pint container of Hoppe's #9 before they changed (late 90"s??) only use it for ambiance and for wiping down customer's guns.

    It is still my go-to though for removing rust spot on bluing. I use it with a pad of 0000 steel wool, then drop the pad of steel wool into my neckturning cake pan

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    Thumbs up

    Yeah......I think it was the nitrobenzene that put a twist in OSHA's(?) shorts.

    I liked the old small bottles that you'd get in the old metal boxed Hoppes gun cleaning kits. Actually.......I don't think I've ever thrown any of the little bottles away......keep refilling 'em.

    All this probably has something to do with hanging on to very old(over 50 years ago) memories.....of basement gun cleaning sessions with my uncle Jerry Don, after hunting/shooting escapades in rural Caddo county Oklahoma.........back in my early teens.

    Gotta remember/appreciate where I come from.....

    Kevin

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    I have a qt. bottle of the old Hoppes#9 still in the box. I open it from time to time to have a smell. It is one thing that will bring back fond memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    I have a qt. bottle of the old Hoppes#9 still in the box. I open it from time to time to have a smell. It is one thing that will bring back fond memories.
    It sure does. After it was changed I found a gallon at a gun show. That lasted me for years. When I moved a couple of years ago I still had about a cup left. I had a lot of SH.T ,stuff to move and through it out. Should have kept a small bottle.

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    Hoppes

    I remember when I was a kid, my dad would have his old swift across his legs running a patch with Hoppes no. 9 down the barrel. Man it smelled good. Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrxR View Post
    Anyone here use Kroil in your cleaning routine?

    If so how?

    I was thinking a wet patch of kroil let it sit for a couple minutes than some good passes with a nylon brush.

    Follow that with a couple dry patches than my regular bore cleaner ( boretech rimfire blend for my rimfire and eliminator for center fire)

    Any problems with this? Also what oil do you use in the bore if the rifle is going to sit for a while?

    Thanks.
    Don't see a reason to oil a SS bore. Normally I'd run a loose patch with some of that Hoppes oil on it and store it muzzle down or put a wad of Kleenex or a chamber plug in the chamber end.
    Last edited by antelopedundee; 07-11-2019 at 06:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Lambert View Post
    I have a qt. bottle of the old Hoppes#9 still in the box. I open it from time to time to have a smell. It is one thing that will bring back fond memories.
    Cain't stand the smell/aroma of it. Not for everyone I guess. I know nitromethane is pretty much useless as a bore cleaner.

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    some day you may discover a fact.
    ss can oxidize.
    Quote Originally Posted by antelopedundee View Post
    Don't see a reason to oil a SS bore. Normally I'd run a loose patch with some of that Hoppes oil on it and store it muzzle down or put a wad of Kleenex or a chamber patch in the chamber end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired View Post
    some day you may discover a fact.
    ss can oxidize.
    Have you ever seen it on the exterior surface of a SS rifle?

    The Nosler site mentions it in the context that an oiled bore takes a scosch longer to foul.

    A course SS will rust if exposed to something like muriatic acid, salt water etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrxR View Post
    Anyone here use Kroil in your cleaning routine?

    If so how?

    I was thinking a wet patch of kroil let it sit for a couple minutes than some good passes with a nylon brush.

    Follow that with a couple dry patches than my regular bore cleaner ( boretech rimfire blend for my rimfire and eliminator for center fire)

    Any problems with this? Also what oil do you use in the bore if the rifle is going to sit for a while?

    Thanks.


    Does it work for you?


    Glenn

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    I don't have Kroil, but I have Liquid Wrench, which is likewise a penetrating oil. If I have stubborn carbon in the corners that WipeOut is not getting, I do some wet patches with it, with a wait in between - sometimes overnight.

    The Remington bore cleaner that you have to shake up really gets the carbon out. It's less messy than J-B paste and seems to be quite effective.

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    i oil mine, so no i have not.

    Quote Originally Posted by antelopedundee View Post
    Have you ever seen it on the exterior surface of a SS rifle?

    The Nosler site mentions it in the context that an oiled bore takes a scosch longer to foul.

    A course SS will rust if exposed to something like muriatic acid, salt water etc.

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