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I just purches a stainless steel tornado brush. Are these safe to use? I'm concerned about scratching my barrel with extended use.
 

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I bought one when I first got my Kimber but have never used it, for the concerns you've cited. I only shoot jacketed ammo, and usually only a few hundred rounds between cleanings, so I've never run into anything that a nylon brush, Break-Free, and a little elbow grease wouldn't take care of.


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I bought a tornado brush to clean the cylinders of my revolvers. I have used it several times and have not seen even a hint of scratching from its' use.
 

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I think this is another one of the gimmics.It's made of material that is close to the hardness of what you're cleaning,and the ends are looped? Great on flat surfaces but not much on the corners.I bought 1 for a Super Blackhawk,and it hasn't been used 3 times.The gun was parted with over 10yrs ago.Guess I should go see if it's rusted.


[This message has been edited by rex (edited 10-07-2001).]
 

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I always wondered about those tornado brushes. Never bought them though. The bronze, and nylon have been working for me.

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Toss it and get a phospher bronze brush, preferably without points on the end. This is just my opinion. I won't use a carbon or stainless steel brush on my guns.
 

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I have ruined several barrels with stainless brushes, though I have not used the tornado variety.

Accuracy is destroyed by fouling long before you can see any damage in the bore.
 

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I used the tornado brushes in rifles and pistols but gave up as they just didn't clean any better then a snug fitting bronze one. No damage incurred as the SS is very soft with no hard, stiff edges as a SS brush. However, they are the best thing going to clean shotgun barrels with. Nothing else even comes close.
 
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I agree with 45shortcolt.

I don't use them on my shotguns either.

I normally use my Bore Snake for this chore.

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