Brownells Heavy Weight Nylon Bore Brush and Standard Line Bronze Bore Brushes
Most shooters find the need to use bore brushes in other areas on their weapon and do at times use steel brushes and then find they have scratched the finish. With the tough nylon bristles you can rest assured that you would not scratch the finish, when used for other odd cleaning jobs on your weapon.
However, the nylon bristles are tough enough to clean even the toughest fouling deposits and yet will not wear down the barrel’s rifling. With a smooth bore, of course, you do not have this worry but several models of shotguns allow you to switch out barrels rather easily from smooth bore to a rifled barrel and you will need the proper cleaning tools available.
Some users are concerned about the nylon bristles not being tough enough for embedded fouling. If you use a quality solvent and allow it to soak long enough to soften the fouling the nylon brushes will work. Even with bronze or stainless steel brushed you need to let the solvent do all of the heavy lifting. Allow the solvent to soak. Wearing your rifling down using a wire brush is not the answer to tough deposits. Following the directions on the back of the solvent will ensure you get the job done with minimal effort. In some cases if the fouling is heavy, you may have to allow the solvent to work for several hours or even overnight. This is another reason for proper weapons maintenance. Allowing a weapon to get to the point where it is more than a simple chore to clean is one that is probably not well cared for in other areas as well.
Bronze is softer than your barrel material but stainless steel is another matter and can wear your rifling down over time, so once again the proper use of solvent and a little patience will make the job considerably easier and less destructive to your barrel.
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Always use a wet brush even though you have used patches soaked in solvent, because friction is a problem with dry brushes and will increase your cleaning time.
Clean your brushes after each use particularly the nylon ones. Even though the nylon is designed to withstand the solvent, allowing solvent to remain on the bristles for an extended period is not ideal.
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