• Hoppe's Elite Bore Cleaner

    El Oso again with a new product everyone should try. I saw an add for Hoppe's Elite Bore Ceaner and thought if its from Hoppe's it's worth a shot. I sent for a free sample to avoid spending my cash as long as possible.

    When it came in the mail I couldn't wait to give it a try. My S.S. Vaquero was chosen as my test subject, so I went out and got it dirty with some nice lead handloads. When I thought it was dirty enough I came in and took it apart.

    When I opened the new cleaner I noticed something was wrong, where was that famous Hoppe's smell? Thinking this was not my normal Hoppe's I turned to the directions (this is not something I normally do) it said soak a patch run it through the bore and let sit a few minutes.

    I then hit it with the bore brush a few passes then another patch. The patch came out filthy so another soaked went down the bore, this one was just lightly soiled. A dry patch that was next came out clean.

    I sprayed some on the top strap and front of the cylinder, let them sit then hit them with a brush and wiped all the grime away. The cylinder looker new I couldn't believe it. I have to say if gun cleaning is not at the top of your list of fun chores give this Hoppe's Elite a try.

    We do need to see if they can add that wonderful Hoppe's 9 smell, then it would be perfect.

    El Oso


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