i clean my barrel with HOT water only. ill heat a pot of water to boiling then set it in the floor and plce the barrel breech end first into the pan and using a .45 cotton brush (and a glove or hotpad) runnig up and down the barrel as to draw the hot water in and out essentialy flushing the barrel clean. remove the barrel which will dry in a few minutes because of the heat. then ill coat another cotton brush with bore butter and run it through the barrel. the heat will melt the butter and thouroughly coat and "cure" the barrel. i lube my patches when shootin round balls or the bullets when using conicals.
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