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Well, I joined the .35 club today. I bought a 1966 model, will post pics tomorrow if I get a chance. The bore looks to be in good shape, but I'm sure there is years of build-up there. I have a few things to tinker on with it, bluing is worn, small crack in the stock, and a few small issues but will try to give it a good cleaning if I can get some good recomendations. Thanks
 

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Butch's Bore Shine does a good job of removing copper.
 

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I'll second the sweets 7.62. It's so strong you actually have to follow the directions or risk damage to your bore.
 

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I find that foaming bore cleaners are the best for me, I hate cleaning rods in my bore!
 

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Wipe-Out.
 
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i will third for Sweets 7.62 if there is a lot of copper wash showing otherwise Wipe-out with Wipe-out accelerator to start with. It really is amazing stuff. Congrats on your .35. I am heading out the door to go look at a 1952 DOM 336A in .35. I hope its as nice as he said it was.
 

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Best I've used is Birchwood Casey's Bore Scrubber. Don't get a snoot full though because it has so much ammonia it will really do a number on your sinus!
 

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RG12 works pretty good for me. I used some Gunslick foam cleaner and it worked pretty well also.
 
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If you are talking Copper - Barnes CR-10. Nasty stuff and requires a follow-up with something petroleum based or Kroil oil

Oh - It is the answer for copper X 10. I use it when needed on my bench rifles. Iosso Bore Past is also great and a fine after-treatment that does most anything.

Now, if you want a general cleaner then Butch's Bore Shine will work, It's not real aggressive on copper but has a little affect. Plain old-fashioned Hoppe's Bore Cleaner seems to be so ignored today but that stuff also works.

My secret, if there's no copper, is Bore Tech's C4 Carbon Remover. C4 is a MUST for all shooters. Carbon fouling is hideous and not noticeable until you show pressure signs and then get the barrel bore-scoped. Ends of revolver cylinders and frames and ...well anywhere the black stains of carbon build up.
 
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Bore Tech Eliminator is an other good bore cleaner.
 
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Unless you are having accuracy issues don't worry about it. Once a year I clean all my rifles with JB's to get any Copper fouling out. I do clean them with Bore Brite after shooting them then run a patch of Rem Oil thru. JB's is a once a year thing and will take any seasoning out of your barrel also so you must oil as soon as your done to avoid rust.
 

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Bore Tech Eliminator is an other good bore cleaner.
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Bore Tech Eliminator will remove the copper that Barnes CR-10, Butch's Bore Shine, Sweet's 7.62, and the foams leave behind. And... If in doubt, give it a try, you'll see what I mean.
 

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I got some gunslick foaming cleaner yesterday. It was the only thing that the local walmart had that had been recommended. I cleaned it about 5 or 6 times and I am still getting some residue. The first couple times, my cleaning rod had a lot of green residue on it. I am assuming that was dissolved copper. It's getting better though. I will do it several more times a couple nights this week. Thanks for the suggestions. I will contact the local gun store and see what kind of of cleaner he has in stock.
 

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I am with Morganrider on this one. Ammonia. Go to ACE hardware and get a gallon of janitoral strength ammonia. Use it straight out of the bottle. Just don't get it on your stock. That is my go-to barrel cleaner now. It will blue-up real good if there is a lot of copper. Use plastic or steal rod tips for your patches. Do not use brass. You will find the active ingredient in most bore cleaners have a lot of ammonia. You get more of it in the industrial strenth. A gallon is really cheap and you can clean guns for years with it.

I have a Rem. 700 in 35 Whelen that coppers up really bad with the Barnes bullets it likes. This stuff really works on it.
 
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