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no lead

Post by bruce m » Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:32 pm

ventum est amicus meus

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Re: no lead

Post by martinibelgian » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:53 am

Think I tried that one once, but I was less than impressed. For the moment, I am using the boretech rimfire blend & their carbon remover, seems to work better for me.

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Re: no lead

Post by bruce m » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:07 am

gert,
it is only newly released.
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Re: no lead

Post by Jim Kidwell » Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:43 am

I would like to know if it is TSCA compliant....................
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Re: no lead

Post by Trigger1212 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:00 am

No experience with it and never heard of it but would be great if it worked as described. Will be watching to see if anyone else has positive experience with it.

I’ve never heard of ANYTHING being able to dissolve lead, get under it, loosen it etc, yes, dissolve it? No

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Re: no lead

Post by martinibelgian » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:46 pm

Bruce,

Now sitting on my desk is a bottle of Wipe-out brushless lead remover "no-lead" from sharp shoot r precision products, purchased - I believe - last year in Bisley, UK at HPS for 15£. So not really recently released...
And the back label says "may burn eyes or skin", so not really harmless. As I stated, didn't work all that well for me.

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Re: no lead

Post by bruce m » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:16 pm

well gert, that just goes to show how far behind we are in oz!
getting stuff here is like trying to pull hen's teeth.
their copper and carbon remover has a good name in smokeless circles.
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Re: no lead

Post by MAH » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:58 pm

I use to use their products, Black Powder Solvent. It will pit the bore! My rifle has pits at least 8 inches down the bore. Right in the corner of the lands. The barrel was not even a year old.


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Re: no lead

Post by MAH » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:58 pm

I use to use their products, Black Powder Solvent. It will pit the bore! My rifle has pits at least 8 inches down the bore. Right in the corner of the lands. The barrel was not even a year old.


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Re: no lead

Post by bruce m » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:58 am

mah,
it is surprising that black powder solvents are commercially marketed.
you can make your own, just as good, far more cheaply.
reading the website, they make it clear that their no lead product should be used as per direction, which includes deactivating it after use.
not sure about the cleaner.
the copper product is highly regarded in smokeless circles.
maybe the lead one is meant more for rimfire barrels?
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Re: no lead

Post by martinibelgian » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:27 am

No such deactivation instructions on my bottle, also the instructions are a bit wierd - it talks a bout a clear, red gel while the bottle contents are more yellowish...

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Re: no lead

Post by semtav » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:31 am

MAH wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:58 pm
I use to use their products, Black Powder Solvent. It will pit the bore! My rifle has pits at least 8 inches down the bore. Right in the corner of the lands. The barrel was not even a year old.
MAH
I've use their Wipe-out, Patch out for my Blackhorn 209 and have never had a problem with it. but I lube my barrel and action liberally with power lube when done cleaning. Have a bottle of the BP solvent. Never found a reason to use it when water works so well. Probably won't now for sure.

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Re: no lead

Post by monkeyboy » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:48 am

[quote=martinibelgian post_id=300347 time=1545726449 user_id=3092]
No such deactivation instructions on my bottle, also the instructions are a bit wierd - it talks a bout a clear, red gel while the bottle contents are more yellowish...
[/quote]That's the same stuff that I tried and although I didn't see any lead removal the patches came out reddish brown and looked suspiciously like surface rust. The bottle went in the trash and I went back to using the tried and true turpentine on a tight patch.

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Re: no lead

Post by bruce m » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:32 pm

i think i won't chase it up.
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Re: no lead

Post by martinibelgian » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:30 am

BRuce,

If you want a decent lead remover, the Boretech rimfire blend https://www.boretech.com/products/rimfire-blend and their chameleon gel are pretty good. And they also have a carbon remover, but normally the rimfire blend also takes care of that. Not cheap, but they work quite well. That's what I use nowadays.
And they do seem to have Australian distributors.

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