Author Topic: Cleaning Lead out of Barrels / Inexpensively / Non Toxic  (Read 1907 times)

Steve H.

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Cleaning Lead out of Barrels / Inexpensively / Non Toxic
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:04:55 PM »
All shooters who use lead bullets for reloading.

100% Vinegar will strip the Bluing off metal. However, 50% Vinegar / 50% Hydrogen Peroxide dissolution is what old time re-loaders use. For cleaning Lead out of barrels. Lead just dissolves off and 90% of all residue after swabbing out barrel. (watch the lead just dissolve off barrel while soaking in jar).

After Lead Cleaning follow your usual cleaning method, with 50% less work and no wire brush.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2013, 08:49:20 AM by Steve H. »

Kevin J

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Re: Cleaning Lead out of Barrels / Inexpensively / IT WORKS
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 05:14:44 PM »
Wow. Thanks a lot. I'll give it a go. It will sure beat some of the scarily toxic stuff I've purchased in the past to remove lead from barrels.

Steve H.

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Re: Cleaning Lead out of Barrels / Inexpensively / IT WORKS
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 06:23:52 PM »
Walmart: Hydrogen Peroxide 32 oz. @ 88cents / White Vinegar 1 gal. $3 to $4 (approx.??). Old timers sure new what they were doing.

I also switched over too:  M-Pro 7  for gun cleaner.  ** ODORLESS, NON TOXIC **
                                         CORROSIONX for lubricant

It's now a joy to clean up after a day at range.

Keep in touch with any new products !!!!


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Re: Cleaning Lead out of Barrels / Inexpensively / IT WORKS
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 05:20:16 AM »
Just shoot a few rounds of jacketed ammo after shooting lead.  The lead is gone after that.

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Re: Cleaning Lead out of Barrels / Inexpensively / IT WORKS
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 06:18:45 AM »
 :smiley: The real Rodolfo Fierro would consider that Blasphemous !!  :smiley:

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 07:44:02 AM »
He did not take criticism well either.