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Thread: Nylon vs bronze bore brushes.

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    I have a Hammerli free pistol. The cleaning kit came with a nylon brush and a fiberglass cleaning rod. Of course it is a .22LR. A new Hammerli is around $2200. Just saying.

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    How would bronze scratch steel when it is softer than steel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveruger View Post
    How would bronze scratch steel when it is softer than steel?
    Good question. I've talked to guys that worried about a Bronze brush wearing out the barrel faster.
    When I asked if it was worse than a few jacketed bullets running down through the bore, it gets real quiet.

    On the outside of a barrel, I'd guess that the brush just 'disturbed' the finish more than it actually scratched the steel.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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