Hoppe's #9 - "powder solvent' vs. 'gun bore cleaner' ??

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  1. Grabbrass

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    I've got an old glass bottle of Hoppe's #9 labeled "Powder Solvent." A couple weeks ago I picked up a plastic bottle of what I thought was the same thing, but I've since noticed it is labeled "Gun Bore Cleaner."

    Same thing, or different stuff?
     
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    My friend go ask that in the reloaders forum. Best firearm techs there is for sure. :cool:
     

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    But the banter's better here. :supergrin:

    You're right though. I'll do that if nobody seems to know. Thanks.
     
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    Generally, bore cleaners are for rifles that copper foul the barrel.
    This is not an issue with handguns.

    Does the bore cleaner smell kinda like ammonia?
     
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    I have not opened it.

    I believe the Hoppes product intended for that job is their "Bench Rest 9 Copper Cleaner."

    If you go to the page for the basic Hoppe's No. 9, it is referred to as "No. 9 Bore Cleaner."

    http://www.hoppes.com/bore-cleaners/no-9-solvent

    But the product photo there does not match the new 5oz plastic bottle I bought, which is labeled "Hoppe's No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner." The pictured bottle on the website says "Hoppe's No. 9 Solvent," even though it is referred to on the same page as "Bore Cleaner." It looks the same as my bottle in all other respects, though. (Bottle size, label colors)

    I'm beginning to think its the same stuff.



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