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Lead in my barrel!

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I loaded some 250 semi-wadcutter bullets recently in front of charge of Clays and shot all 100 in one afternoon. I didn't look down my barrel til I got home and have been trying to get this mess out every since. I've been running a wet patch down the barrel and letting it soak for awhile then running a brush thru it multiple times. THIS CRAP WON"T COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I were to load up a couple of rather warm JHP bullets and shoot them,would this blow this mess out of my barrel.

After all this I went back a took a close look at these bullets. They seem rather soft.I should probably pull the ones I have loaded now and not shoot them.

Any comments or suggestions? I've not tried a Toronado brush yet but am headed to the gun store tomorrow.

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Get a good "lead solvent" - some cleaners are lead solvents and some aren't. Apply it with a Q tip or on a patch - let it sit for 20 or 30 seconds - and then get that tornado brush in there and it'll come out. I forget the name of the one I use - but it comes in a small white squeeze bottle ( and stinks like amonia ) but it works. Hoppes has a "lead solvent" as well as a "copper solvent" - along with the old #9 - you might want to try one of them as well.

I've gone exclusively to Montana Gold bullets - all jacketed - in all of my reloads - and I don't even shoot lead bullets in my 22's anymore.
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