I was out at the range on the weekend and I'm now cleaning my rifles.
I start off with a copper cleaner, then dry patch them. Then I use Hoppe's #9 gun bore cleaner.
How many patches do you run through the gun with #9 before you call the barrel clean?
I know in a perfect world the patches should probably be white after a good cleaning, but **** I can only get a very light grey, but not white.
After the #9 I follow up with dry patches, after several of these I can get white patches.
But if I hit the barrel again with #9 I get the light grey patches again.
Where do you draw the line when cleaning your guns?
Yes, I can understand you since some of them was made not on the US. Most of them was made not from the carbon (personally for me it is best material for the gun). However many times I have faced some problems with my uncleaned gun and started to look some options that might help. Then I found a guide that describes a lot of things about cleaning rods for rifles and handguns that can be ordered from Amazon. So if you have a wish to find some useful info you can check this guide ( https://smartguncleaning.com/best-gun-cleaning-rods/ )
Bore snake is what I use,I run a couple patches thru with solvent and then the bore snake.
Bore snake —- 36 inch long with a heavy string attached ,on the end of that string is a brass weight.
Put the weight down the barrel and pull the snake thru. Snake has brass brush built in .
They come for different gauges and calibers.