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Any Opinions on Break Free Carbon Cutter

Over the last couple decades I've used or at least tried most gun cleaning and lubricating product available on the commercial market.

Long ago I settled on Remingtons RemOil as my choice above all others for a lubricant and even a cleaner for all my firearms, and have been using Mpro7 Cleaner strictly as a bore cleaner for the last 5 to 6 years with great results.

Just noticed that Break Free now offers a Carbon Cutter and a Bore Cleaning Foam and was considering giving them a try. I have used Break Free CLP off and on in the past and am fairly familiar with it.

Does any one here have any experience, good or bad, about the Carbon Cutter and the Bore Cleaning Foam offered by Break Free?

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Any Opinions on Break Free Carbon Cutter

The last few years I've been cleaning my rifle with WD40 and the odd time with Hopps solvent, whatever is handy at the time.
The powders used today are basically non- corrosive and should not cause any problems.

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Any Opinions on Break Free Carbon Cutter

Thanks for the input, but I've use both WD40 and Hoppes and was never happy with either. Besides WD40 runs and seeps everywhere and has developed a bad reputation for killing primers. A real bad choice for guns that are kept chambered for personal protection or home defense. A lot of folks use WD40 for cleaning, but it's really not good for guns. About the only thing it's really useful for in a pinch is spraying down the action of a shotgun to displace moisture after it been dropped in water in the middle of a duck hunting trip. Never really understood the cult following that Hoppes has, always thought it was a mediocre so so cleaner that smells awful. The stuff also gels up and congeals in the action and nether regions of a firearm if not completely wiped out.

People will hate me for saying this and I don't mean to tick anyone off, but I'm sure Hoppes is more useful for causing it's users nerve damage and cancer than for actually being a effective cleaner. I just never really liked Hoppes much, but since dad used it for decades, it was the first slovent I used when he tought me how to clean my own guns as an early teenager . Used it regularly for the first three to five years. It was okay stuff, but after I began buying my own stuff with my own money I found other products to be superior to it. Ahhhhuuggg the smell of that old No9, it reminds me of chewing tobacco spit mixed with smashed bananas. Been told several times that I'm not a true Sportsman because I don't like or use Hoppes No9. Oh well, I've been hunting and shooting longer and much more often that those who have told me that. neener!

Like I said I've been using Mpro7 as a bore cleaner with great results, but it's getting to be too expensive and was looking an alternative.

What I was asking about specifically are the two newer products from Break Free. Any input on those two would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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