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Lead Removal

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:52 pm
by Joshua L Chamberlin
Any suggestions on ways to delead a bore other than the conventional ways? Will ultrasonic cleaners lose lead in the bore?

Re: Lead Removal

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:02 pm
by RobsTV
No on ultrasonic removing lead.

Chore boy copper wrapped around stiff brush works fast and easy.

Also, make sure the lead boolit is large enough after slugging bore.
Shoot Dry Tumble Powder Coated lead boolits instead of using conventional lube for much better results with no leading.

Re: Lead Removal

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:15 am
by scottly
Plated bullet...one round should do the trick.

Re: Lead Removal

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:24 pm
by hurricanecharlie
pb blaster or kroil
soak some patches and fill the bore
or can use that cotton like stuff they put in medicine and vitamins
leave it sit over night
then use a lewis lead remover or super tight patch on a jag or use brush(brass brush not stainless or nylon) go a size bigger like 45 in a 357 [smilie=cheers1.gif]

Re: Lead Removal

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:13 pm
by Joshua L Chamberlin
How does a plated bullet remove lead ?

Re: Lead Removal

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:13 am
by Rentprop1
Joshua L Chamberlin wrote:How does a plated bullet remove lead ?
the wrong way [-X ....get a Lewis Lead Removal kit if you plan to shoot a lot of lead reloads

Re: Lead Removal

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:03 am
by RobsTV
Rentprop1 wrote:
Joshua L Chamberlin wrote:How does a plated bullet remove lead ?
the wrong way [-X ....get a Lewis Lead Removal kit if you plan to shoot a lot of lead reloads
Or better yet if you plan to shoot a lot of reloads, shoot the correct size/hardness lead for your barrel, and never have to worry about it again!

The question should not be "how do I remove lead" but instead "how did I get leading in my barrel". It is not a normal thing or something you should expect when shooting lead.

Re: Lead Removal

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:58 am
by g.willikers
^^^^
Yessir,
It's surprising how many folks focus on removing lead rather than preventing it.
Reloading done correctly, barrel leading shouldn't be a problem.
The same procedures that prevent leading also increase accuracy, too.
A Two for one deal.
In the meantime, the best lead removal i've found is the Lewis gizmo and a mildly abrasive bore cleaner.
Just follow the directions for very good results.
If the lead has been there for a long time and is stubborn to remove, filling the barrel with hydrogen peroxide will dissolve and/or soften the lead.
Just be careful not to get any on where the bluing is.