Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-15-2018, 07:49 PM
Anaconda Anaconda is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Bore brush dry ?

I have a Hoppes kit with a rod and brush. I used the brush dry in the barrel. Is this ok? This is the kit :


Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-15-2018, 08:18 PM
sureshotbob sureshotbob is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: western Connecticut
Posts: 1,262
Likes: 6,635
Liked 1,419 Times in 465 Posts
Default

I always use mine wet.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 04-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Anaconda Anaconda is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yikes. Just want to make sure it can’t damage the barrel ?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-15-2018, 08:34 PM
Dieseltech56's Avatar
Dieseltech56 Dieseltech56 is offline
SWCA Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 544
Likes: 433
Liked 684 Times in 296 Posts
Default

I soak a patch, run it through, let the bore sit a minute, then run the brush through, then more wet patches. The brush won't hurt anything but it might not be as effective without solvent of some sort
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #5  
Old 04-15-2018, 08:38 PM
chief38's Avatar
chief38 chief38 is online now
Member
Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,373
Likes: 3,724
Liked 10,676 Times in 4,299 Posts
Default

I always wet mine with a Solvent or Oil and have never used one dry (for 50 + years). Since Bronze Bore Brushes are quite a bit softer I doubt that they could hurt a quality Bore though. Still - it makes me feel better using a solvent or oil with it and believe that they two together have to work better than just the brush itself.

I use Brownell's Bronze Brushes exclusively because I find them superior in every way over the Hoppes and Big Box Store carded ones. For Revolver Cylinders I use the longer Rifle versions that give almost twice the contact length over the handgun versions. Twice the cleaning action with every stroke.

Last edited by chief38; 04-15-2018 at 08:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 04-15-2018, 08:42 PM
oysterer oysterer is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NJ
Posts: 448
Likes: 265
Liked 700 Times in 223 Posts
Default

dry or wet does not matter, it's bronze and can't harm anything.

I run a few wet patches with hoppe's, then a few passes with the brush some times, then 2-3 wet patches with hoppe's, let it sit the rest of the day, then a dry patch to remove any green discoloration and lastly a wet balistol patch and back in the safe. Before shooting a dry patch.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 04-15-2018, 09:01 PM
walkinghorse walkinghorse is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Black Hills
Posts: 2,371
Likes: 13,458
Liked 8,686 Times in 1,642 Posts
Default

I was always told to push the bronze brush all the way through, and to not try to change direction while still in the barrel, primarily to minimize getting the brush stuck in the barrel.
Guess wth a stainless steel brush that could be a potential damage issue. 😥
__________________
Wherever my mind isn't
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-15-2018, 10:07 PM
Bozz10mm's Avatar
Bozz10mm Bozz10mm is offline
US Veteran
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Georgetown, Tx
Posts: 1,600
Likes: 1,176
Liked 1,547 Times in 696 Posts
Default

I always run a very wet patch through the bore and let it sit a few minutes to start working on the carbon deposits. Then run the brush through.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-15-2018, 10:14 PM
snowman snowman is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rural NW Ohio
Posts: 2,756
Likes: 2,847
Liked 1,220 Times in 651 Posts
Default

I used to do as most in this thread do, but saw a thread here a few years ago in which a number of members said that they ran the brush back and forth several times through the bore while it was still dry, so as to loosen up the residue and make it easier for the solvent to remove when it came time for soaked patches to be used. I decided to try that and have been doing it ever since. Seems like a good plan to me.

Regards,
Andy
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 04-15-2018, 10:44 PM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is online now
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 25,410
Likes: 30,575
Liked 21,908 Times in 10,676 Posts
Default When I dry brush......

I only dry brush when I'm looking for a quick fix for crud that I know can be knocked off with a dry brush. Like when I'm at the range and switch from 38 ammo to .357.
__________________
"He was kinda funny lookin'"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-15-2018, 10:53 PM
CH4's Avatar
CH4 CH4 is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Quezon City, PI
Posts: 2,396
Likes: 4,344
Liked 3,538 Times in 1,328 Posts
Default

I’ve never contemplated running a dry brush/patch down a bore.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-15-2018, 10:58 PM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is online now
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 25,410
Likes: 30,575
Liked 21,908 Times in 10,676 Posts
Default When I dry brush......

I only dry brush when I'm looking for a quick fix for crud that I know can be knocked off with a dry brush. Like when I'm at the range and switch from 38 ammo to .357.
__________________
"He was kinda funny lookin'"
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-16-2018, 07:15 AM
soFlaNative's Avatar
soFlaNative soFlaNative is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hollywood
Posts: 7,070
Likes: 11,011
Liked 16,938 Times in 5,075 Posts
Default

Dry brush, wet then dry patches and done. Less mess.
I don't shoot much in the way of jacketed rounds.
I will wet shotgun barrels before brushing.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-16-2018, 01:36 PM
Muley Gil Muley Gil is offline
US Veteran
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The SW Va Blue Ridge
Posts: 10,891
Likes: 30,768
Liked 9,367 Times in 3,668 Posts
Default

When I am shooting muzzleloaders in competition, I run a dry brush into the bore, then invert the rifle and pull the brush out. This removes a lot of the fouling.

When cleaning them new fangled britch loaders, I usually start with a wet brush.
__________________
John 3:16
WAR EAGLE!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-16-2018, 05:54 PM
dfariswheel dfariswheel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,181
Likes: 0
Liked 503 Times in 247 Posts
Default

A bronze brush can't harm the bore used dry.

There is one good reason for using it wet, and that's if you're shooting lead bullets.
Used dry the brush will spray fine particles of lead into the air and you don't need to be inhaling that.

When the brush and bore are wet the lead stays in suspension with the solvent and is flushed out without becoming airborne.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #16  
Old 04-17-2018, 12:32 PM
mscampbell2734 mscampbell2734 is offline
Member
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 280
Likes: 1
Liked 139 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowman View Post
I used to do as most in this thread do, but saw a thread here a few years ago in which a number of members said that they ran the brush back and forth several times through the bore while it was still dry, so as to loosen up the residue and make it easier for the solvent to remove when it came time for soaked patches to be used. I decided to try that and have been doing it ever since. Seems like a good plan to me.

Regards,
Andy
This is how I do it. Dry to get thing loose, and a lot will come out with a couple of passes dry, and then soak for 10-15 and brush again.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-17-2018, 12:51 PM
LoboGunLeather's Avatar
LoboGunLeather LoboGunLeather is offline
US Veteran
Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ? Bore brush dry ?  
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 1,508
Liked 10,291 Times in 2,011 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anaconda View Post
Yikes. Just want to make sure it can’t damage the barrel ?
A properly sized bronze bore brush will not damage a steel bore. I learned to use dry-brushing as the first step in cleaning heavily fouled bores of rifles, submachineguns, machineguns, and anti-tank rifles of all calibers, and from all over the world, while on a temporary assignment at the Fort Benning, GA, post armory where US and foreign weapons were in constant heavy use for training purposes.

I keep my well worn bronze bore brushes for the occasional heavy cleaning requirements of pistols and revolvers fired extensively with lead bullets. Wrap the worn brush with a couple of turns of 0000-grade steel wool to scrub out the worst leading and other fouling, followed by routine cleaning. No damage will ever be done.

Solvent is needed to remove copper fouling from jacketed bullets and powder residue. I apply solvent with a bore patch, let the piece sit for an hour, then bore brush, wet patches, and dry patches until completely clean.

I never oil a bore unless the firearm is going into long-term storage. Guns coming out of long-term storage need a proper cleaning before next use.

Last edited by LoboGunLeather; 04-17-2018 at 12:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K22/40 Bore Swab & Bore Brush blaser1234 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 3 09-12-2015 02:15 PM
Bore Brush LMWIS The Lounge 5 11-08-2012 02:11 AM
Chamber brush vs. bore brush? tguil S&W-Smithing 11 08-05-2011 04:14 PM
WTB,PRE 29 BORE MOP & BRUSH sndbggr1484 WANTED to Buy 0 10-18-2010 06:41 PM
Help Question On a Bronze Bore Cleaning Brush Size For A 460XVR is .50 Caliber Brush too Big???? .460V & XVR Magnum Man S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 9 01-01-2010 09:40 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:28 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)