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What's a bore brush???? I only use patches and a good brass jag! in any barrel of mine.

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WESHOOT2 said:
I no longer use bore brushes; I use chemistry.

The most common way to ruin a handgun's bore is by cleaning.......
I've used chemistry too, to remove excess leading. But the chemistry scares me more than the bore brush, in terms of damaging the bore.

Worn brushes?

When my bore brushes get worn down too much to make good contact, I keep them for use with "chore boy" copper mesh. Wrap a layer around the worn bore brush, and use the result to clean lead and powder fouling out of the barrel. Gives the brush a whole new lease on life.
 

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Depends how you use 'em.
Some wrap them in a solvent or oil-soaked patch, though most use them plain, just dipped in solvent.
It also of course depends on the number of passes you make with the brush.

My own routine includes pushing the brush, after first soaking it in M Pro-7 gel, through the barrel from breech to muzzle, then back, a couple dozen times, then letting the barrel sit for awhile.
Used this way, I'll get probably 8-12 cleanings out of a bronze .45ACP or .50BMG bore brush.
 
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