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Thread: Copper Brush is bad for your barrel. True or False ?

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    Default Copper Brush is bad for your barrel. True or False ?

    I've heard and read many a comment on this subject. I am now comfortable in believing that (unlike with centre fire rifles) you should only clean your PCP barrel when accuracy becomes impaired.

    After about 2000 JSB shots , this has become the situation with my BAM 50. I then tried the old method of shooting some Marksmen pellets through it and this seems to have done the trick.

    However , I still don't believe this is the ultimate solution. There must still be quite a lot of lead left in the barrel.
    I now want to push my cleaning rod with the copper brush at the end through it. I know some people say this could damage the inside of the barrel for a PCP barrel is not at hard & durable as a centre fire barrel.

    I think this is nonsense and you can't do any damage to your barrel by cleaning it with a capper brush.

    What say you?

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    Use a pull through, the steel that the brush screws into will do some damage more than likely and the bush will sort out any seals in the breach. Patience and a few swabs will do the trick.
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    lube your pellets and never clean your barrels...
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    quido, on that , could you use gun oil say like RAM Trisol or Ballistol
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    no...use Shooters Choice FP10 or Pledge Furniture wax spray works very well too.

    Spread a tin of pellets onto a cloth, spray the furniture wax on [not too much] and pick up both ends of the cloth and roll the pellets around...
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    cool thx Quido. Yes that's how I usually do it and I use furniture poilsh , but I'm in Pretoria now And I don't want to buy another bottle if i could just use what I have (regulat gun oil). It says on the bottle that it doesn't leave any residue....?
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    dont use regular gun oil
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    where to get silicon oil?
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    dont use silicone oil
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    not goona use silicon oil in the barrel... heard it work with some moving parts...
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    silicone oils is ok for metal to synthetic surfaces....or synthetic to synthetic

    Never use for metal to metal
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    so what to use for metal to metal?
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    moly grease, Break Free oil, etc
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    I like the furniture oil on pellets idea too.......
    For moving parts, metal to metal, I would stick (sic) to using dry graphite powder......
    That stuff is smoother than snot between your fingers.....>!!!!

    malan
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    i dont know about the copprer brush.

    i use pull throughs with a little pellet lube on the first pull through.

    i clean the barrel after every shoot, if the 10m guys find a shift in POI at 10m what would the difference be at 50m???
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