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    And to answer the OP's question, I usually use which ever my hand lands on first if it's just a post range cleaning session. I always use brass brushes with my old rifles (Mosin's, Enfields, Mausers, and such)
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    After sending copper down the barrel at hundreds to thousands of fps, I never could convince myself that a) brass would hurt anything or b) nylon would help anything. So I always use brass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    After sending copper down the barrel at hundreds to thousands of fps, I never could convince myself that a) brass would hurt anything or b) nylon would help anything. So I always use brass.
    Former Ranger and long range shooter Ryan Cleckner tends to agree. He doesn't hold back with the brass brush -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yissnakk View Post
    To specify, you mean wet as in dipped in Hoppes #9, correct? (I mean, that's how I roll with my brushes )

    Yup...any solvent as a lubricant. Like JWC007 says...I use wire brushes sparingly. (truth be told, to my shame, I clean sparingly many times )
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    I use brass dipped in Hoppes #9.
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    Ty guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yissnakk View Post
    To specify, you mean wet as in dipped in Hoppes #9, correct? (I mean, that's how I roll with my brushes )
    That's what I do when cleaning a smokeless powder gun.

    Black powder clean up is done with Ballastoil (or however it's spelled) or a homemade cleaner consisting of equal parts Murphy's Oil Soap, peroxide and rubbing alcohol.
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    Scrub with a soaking wet brass brush, then follow with a couple of clean patches, to get everything out, or a couple of times through with a bore snake.

 

 
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