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Bore brushes and cleaning solvents/lubes

This is a discussion on Bore brushes and cleaning solvents/lubes within the XD Gunsmithing and Maintenance forums, part of the XD Talk category; So i am a little confused/out of the loop. Whats the difference between brass and nylon bore brushes. I have always used the brass type ...


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Old 05-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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Bore brushes and cleaning solvents/lubes

So i am a little confused/out of the loop. Whats the difference between brass and nylon bore brushes. I have always used the brass type and i just recently discovered the nylon type. Are they for certain parts or certain kinds of material? And second question here is whats the best cleaning solvents and lubes for firearms? I shoot any where from 500 to 1,000 rounds a month. And i live in a dry sandy and dusty environment.
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So i am a little confused/out of the loop. Whats the difference between brass and nylon bore brushes. I have always used the brass type and i just recently discovered the nylon type. Are they for certain parts or certain kinds of material? And second question here is whats the best cleaning solvents and lubes for firearms? I shoot any where from 500 to 1,000 rounds a month. And i live in a dry sandy and dusty environment.
I like the nylon brushes myself (Glocks come w/& recomend them). As far as cleaner & oil it's kinda a personal preff. thing you'll get 100 diff. answers from 100 diff. people. I've use Hoppes, Birches, Remignton. They all seem to work fine IMO. The biggest thing IMO is cleaning the firearm on regular basis & I clean after every range trip.
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I like the nylon brushes myself (Glocks come w/& recomend them). The biggest thing IMO is cleaning the firearm on regular basis & I clean after every range trip.
What is the difference between the nylon and brass types? I agree with you on the cleaning part i do it after every time i shoot as well.
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What is the difference between the nylon and brass types? I agree with you on the cleaning part i do it after every time i shoot as well.
I was told that with a nylon you run no chance of scratching/scaring the barrel. I've used brass & never had a problem but have switched to nylon when the brass wore out. IMO the nylon hold their shape better & last longer.
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Alright that makes since. Thanks for the help.
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Alright that makes since. Thanks for the help.
No prob man.
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Another reason for using nylon brushes is if you use a copper cleaner periodically to get the copper residue out of the barrel, those cleaners will ruin the brass brushes since copper is used to make brass.
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How does a nylon brush scratch a barrel when a bullet flying at 1000fps does not?
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How does a nylon brush scratch a barrel when a bullet flying at 1000fps does not?
Nylon does Not scratch a barrel, you must have misread something.
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ermm...yeah I misread what richeyo2 said...=)
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