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Old 09-14-2019, 02:27 PM
jimthompson502002 jimthompson502002 is offline
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Originally Posted by Patrickd View Post
I have found regular old fashioned Windex with ammonia works very well to clean the salts out after shooting corrosive ammo. I liberally spray it down the bore and patch out, repeating several times followed by any oil. Never had any rust issues either.

I mix my own, it's on hand. I use the old Consumer Reports formula but double the detergent ( "dish soap" ) and ammonia.

Cheap, works great, and it does a great job cleaning dirty dishes or windshields.

The ammonia speeds up dissolution of any salts and begins dislodging copper fouling.

It's also good for oily residues, especially when combined with the detergent.

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Old 05-25-2020, 09:00 AM
Pinecone Pinecone is offline
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Ammonia does not change performance of dissolving and clearing salts.

The water and the detergent are what do that. So a spray bottle with plain water and a couple of drops of dish washing detergent will work just as well.

The ammonia will react with the copper.
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