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I enjoy knowing firearms are always put away clean. Hoppe's No. 9 used with patches and bronze bore brushes, toothbrushes and other small brushes is mostly used here.

There's a great sub-forum here full of stuff about gun cleaning. Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance

In fact, we'll just meet over there for further discussion.
 
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Froglube, brass and nylon brushes and bore brushes , patches.
 

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Scrub off the worst gunk, then leave it in kerosene overnight. Re-assemble and you're done :)

That's how I used to clean my .22 when I was competing. I did this once a year and that was all the cleaning it really needed. And I shot a LOT.

I probably wouldn't do this to all my guns, but you didn't say what kind of guns you want to clean...
 

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Brass is much softer metal that steel in your barrel. The shaft of your brush may be a bit harder if made of metal. Just be careful as you clean and you should not have any scratches.
 
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That makes sense! spray CLP in the barrel then send the brass brush thru it?
Yes, most people dip the brush in solvent or cleaner before scrubbing the bore. Always ( if possible ) start from the chamber and push all the way through before reversing direction and pulling the brush back.
 
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Ballistol....smell is tolerable, even nice.. like licorice. it is all natural and is a cleaner and lubricant. have to let the ballistol sit in the barrel and bit (a few minutes) clean as you would normally. than I wipe down the whole gun with a cloth with some ballistol on it before it goes in the safe.. you can use CLP in conjunction if something is really dirty but I have not had the need.
 

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I like to use Hoppes #9 in my barrels. I just dip the brass bore brush right in the bottle and tap off the excess. Once that is swabbed out I finish with a light patch of CLP or something like that. I finally bought a spray can of Ballistol last weekend. I'll give that a try after my next range trip.
 

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trying out ramrodzs and a couple of cleaners ..for basic cleaning the rods seem to be doing ok and are easy for me then patch which for some stupid reason I still have issues with
 
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