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      Best Way to Remove Lead Fouling

      I had a recent batch of handloads that went awry. Still not sure what the cause was; I suspect they were a little hot, but I leaded up the barrel of one of my 9mms pretty bad. What's the best way to remove this? I've tried the old Hoppes and BoreTech Eliminator and a lot of scrubbing with 40 cal. brushes. That's what I have on hand. It's removed some of it, but the bore is still lead-y. Any recommendations on how to get this out without damaging the bore? Maybe time & elbow grease is the best way, but figured I'd see if there's a faster method.

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      We used to use the Lewis Lead Remover. Don't know if they still make them.

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      A proper sized brush will remove the lead better than an oversized brush. An over-sized brush's bristles lay down such that they scrub less effectively. It might be faster to put some JB bore paste on a patch then wrap that around a 9MM brush.

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      Good point, I never thought about it that way. I haven't tried the properly sized copper brush, just the nylon one with Boretech. Tonight, I'll give it a go with a 9mm copper brush.

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      Lead away works good.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fj40 View Post
      We used to use the Lewis Lead Remover. Don't know if they still make them.
      I still use one at times. If a person could find copper screen I'm guessing you could duplicate its action with a tight jag.

      https://www.brownells.com/gun-cleani...prod21587.aspx

      If you shoot lead you should not be without one of these. One pass and your lead is normally gone. Two passes if there is so much lead the first pass fills the screen. In a very smooth bore I have had this lead remover pull pieces of lead a half inch long.

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