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March 10, 2024 - 3:25 pm
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I happen to have bottles labeled both ways, not sure which I bought first. By default I have used the non-hazardous label brown bottle the most.

I recently picked up what I thought was the old stand by Hoppes No. 9 only to be disappointed at the lack of odor I grew up with. I noticed it is labeled synthetic blend. It doesn’t seem to work as I remembered. I have not looked to see if the original version is available any more.

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Either way Pro-Shot does the trick.

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Darrin Smith said
I happen to have bottles labeled both ways, not sure which I bought first. By default I have used the non-hazardous label brown bottle the most.

I recently picked up what I thought was the old stand by Hoppes No. 9 only to be disappointed at the lack of odor I grew up with. I noticed it is labeled synthetic blend. It doesn’t seem to work as I remembered. I have not looked to see if the original version is available any more.

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Either way Pro-Shot does the trick.

Darrin

  

Darin – the one with the non-hazardous marking is definitely the older bottle.  I did send an e-mail question to the manufacturer asking them if they had changed the formula.  Maybe Mike is right – given the pleasant citrus aroma – someone decided to slug it down!  In that line of thought, if you can actually drink it, surely Clarence is right and it wouldn’t be effective.  Although maybe I’m being premature with that statement – I understand Pepsi or Coke can take paint off – and we put that in our stomachs.

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steve004 said I understand Pepsi or Coke can take paint off – and we put that in our stomachs.
  

If so, they might be more effective than the “safe & non-toxic” 3M paint remover I made the mistake of buying; should have asked “why is this on sale at half-price?”

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TXGunNut said

steve004 said

Darrin Smith said

Steve,

I’ve had really good results using this Big 45 Frontier metal cleaner. I just wrapped a small bit around a nylon brush with Pro-Shot 1 step.

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https://www.proshotproducts.com/1-Step-CLP-8-fl-oz-Bottle_p_1044.html

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Darrin – 

Thanks for the input.  Do you happened to know if the formula changed in the past few years.  The bottles used to be marked, “not hazardous” quite prominently on the front.  Now they are no so marked.

  

I’m thinking someone took it as a challenge.

 

Mike

  

I heard back from the company on One-Step Pro Shot.  They did not change the formula.

I was in the basement scrubbing a bore on a 120+ year Winchester.  Is a clean white patch the true holy grail?

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Steve-

I’ve only seen a clean white patch come out of one bore in recent memory, it was a 52C bought from a member here so I know it can happen. I’ll settle for gray from an old gun because I hope to be shooting it again soon. I think a slightly fouled bore may shoot a bit better than a clean, cold bore unless it is a near-perfect bore but that may just be justification for my laziness. If a dry patch comes out clean there’s a good chance one with Iosso will remove a bit more. 
I used to get my PPC match guns clean until we learned bores that were almost never cleaned actually shot better with the type ammo we used. My social equipment bores generally produce nearly white patches but they generally get shot with my cast bullets and LLA lube and there is never that much fouling to begin with.

 

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TXGunNut said I think a slightly fouled bore may shoot a bit better than a clean, cold bore unless it is a near-perfect bore but that may just be justification for my laziness.
  

Don’t know if it shoots “better,” but more importantly, it shoots to the same point of impact of your last sight adjustment; probably, at any rate.  May not be as important a consideration with CFs, but it does matter with RFs.

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