Suppressors Lead Fouling

HotIce

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Which method do you guys use to clean lead fouling out of your barrels?
 

EddieNFL

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Re: Lead Fouling

Copper Chore Boy pads for quick clean. About twice a year I use a home made Foul-Out.
 

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Re: Lead Fouling

Eddie is right. Unwind some of the copper threads and wind into a bronze brush. Works great. Sometimes I use a "Lead Away" rag cut into patches. Cleans the face of the cylinders too.
 

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Re: Lead Fouling

I found through laziness that the easiest way to clean the lead out of a bore that isn't totally fouled is to shoot a couple hot jacketed rounds through it. By round 3 it's back to the fun.

Then switch to a harder lead alloy in the future. It works exceptionally well when I leaded up a Glock barrel trying to see how soft of an alloy I could shoot from my 10mm's.

The copper chore boy works really well if you can't get to the range to blast it out of there.
 

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One of my revolvers tries to lead all the time. I use a Lewis Lead Remover. Basically a rubber plug with brass screen patches.
 

HotIce

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Re: Lead Fouling

Alright, got a couple of Copper Chore Boy today.
If that works, it's great! Doesn't get cheaper and easier than that.
Do you need to soak the bore with some CLP/Kroil/Hoppes/... or you run it dry?
 

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Re: Lead Fouling

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Victor N TN</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One of my revolvers tries to lead all the time. I use a Lewis Lead Remover. Basically a rubber plug with brass screen patches. </div></div>


Shooting Lead for over 30 years, I have not found a better way.
 

HotIce

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Re: Lead Fouling

Well, today I shot about 400 rounds with my SA Loaded, and I didn't see any trace of leading when I cleaned it after.
This with 230gr LRN Zero bullet, and 4.4/4.5gr of TiteGroup.
 

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Re: Lead Fouling

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I found through laziness that the easiest way to clean the lead out of a bore that isn't totally fouled is to shoot a couple hot jacketed rounds through it.</div></div>

About 20 years ago I sold a M19 Bianchi Cup revolver to a fellow. After a practice session using cast loads, he fired several jacketed rounds to clean out the lead. Split the barrel at the forcing cone which, of course, cracked the frame.