I have struggled for YEARS to find a copper remover that REALLY worked!
My search is over! These products are beyond GREAT!! I recently shot a Water Buffalo with a Remington model 700 ABG IN .416
Remington Mag. I used 400 grain Swift A-Frames which performed flawlessly.
After some practice shooting prior to the hunt & the hunt I’d fired about
25 rds. After the hunt I noticed the rifling grooves we’re filled with copper. I could still see there was a groove, but no barrel steel was visible in the bottom of any groove. I first cleaned with Hopes #9 to remove most of the powder fouling. After that, I used Butches Bore Shine with nylon brushes repeatedly for several days, many hours each day, and I still had copper in the grooves. After that, I tried some “J-B Non-Embedding Bore Cleaning Compound.” I finally made some progress with that, but copper buildup was still present in the rigling grooves. Disappointed with my previous results I started searching the Internet to see what I could find. I found Patch Out/Wipe Out & Accelerator, & the online reviews were extremely positive. Following the directions I had easily obtained outstanding results! Instead of scrubbing for hours on end, I run a loose fitting, saturated patch of Accelerator through the bore, then do the same with the Wipe Out. Instead of scrubbing, I watch a little TV, read awhile, take care of errands or chores, then return to my rifle later. The next tight fitting patch through the bore with Wipe Out makes it look like one of the old style blue ink fountain pen cartridge exploded in my bore, as the blue copper residue pours out the muzzle. I was at first VERY SKEPTICAL about your claim that no brushing would be required, but now I’m an absolute believer! Thanks for making these two OUTSTANDING PRODUCTS!! Sincerely, Kevin McCormack Squires, MO
Hello Terry, As I promised you on the phone, here are a couple of comments about Sharp
Shoot R products I’ve used.
Please note that I am sending this from a different email than I used on
my order. I picked up a can of Wipe-Out in the search for *something* to help me get
the barrel clean on a”closet find” Remington 521-T. No matter what I had
used before, it would get some crud out of the barrel, but I didn’t seem to
be making any progress. I saw the Wipe-Out and thought I’d give it a try. I followed the directions for the overnight soak/patch/reply for 20 minutes
and immediately started getting really dirty patches which I had not seen
using other cleaners. Given the advanced state of neglect I had to do 4
overnight soak/sessions, and used your Accelerator for 2 of them. The patches
are now coming out almost perfectly clean. I expect one more cycle will return
this nice little rifle to where it ought to be. I next used Wipe-Out and Accelerator on a heavy barrel .22-250.
I put a cloth on the floor under the muzzle end to catch any overflow, and noticed that once the foam reached the muzzle end of the barrel, it immediately started dripping blue foam — copper fouling, already dissolving *while* I applied it.
The barrel is now spotless. I have to say, I have a long line up of various cleaning products, back to and
including all the other new stuff and the time-honored standards for both
hunting and benchrest, and I’m giving them away to whoever wants them.***
From this point on, if Sharp Shoot R makes a product for what I need to do,
that’s what I’m using. Thank you for making a really good and effective product. Best Regards, Steve Boyle *** I made the mistake of telling my buddies how pleased I am with Wipe-Out,
and now none of them want to buy my old cleaners.
Hi Terry, I am already using your Wipeout product as my current go-to. I just made an evidence based video called The Tikka T3, how to set it up, break it and shoot it straight. I used my handy Wipeout in this video and it worked like a charm,. The rifle behaved well and did as asked, shooting sub half MOA aftere the initial break in.
I quite often come across very heavy foulers. Wipeout and the accelerator do not create “instant” miricles in these flawed rifles during the break in but they do get the job done and allow me to get on with what I need to do. I can’t waste time with rifles when I have so much work to do. When I next come across a very heavy / gloopy fouler, I will video this and again use Wipeout. Then lap, then shoot and keep filming until the rifle behaves. Such a pity as I have just been through this only a few days ago (SPS 7mm rem Mag) but the client was there and I could not make footage. The rifle started the day at around 3MOA. I eventually got it down to sub .5 MOA at around 3pm. To finish off we shot a nice group at 1km as the sun set. Again, very annoying to miss this footage.
I can put a fresh photo of Wipeout in the stub article (Barrel break in) on our website if you like. That article is now very old and very limited in its range and approach.
Anyway, very much enjoying and grateful for your products.
All the best.
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Robert C. Theall II
Terry, As promised, the following is my experience with what I’ve found to be
the best bore cleaner hands down. I’ve attached images along with a chart showing the duration and results
of the Patch out applications I performed. It’s obvious to me now, after our conversation, that your advise to leave
Patch Out in the bore for a longer period of time initially than I was
allowing was the right thing to do. The longer it was left in the bore the more effectively and completely it
removed the copper and powder fouling build up. It’s as you described to me, layers upon layers of fouling. I can’t believe
how much copper fouling there was from the 45 ACP 230 gr.FMJ ammo I’ve shot.
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. I’ll be sharing my experience
with all of my buddies!
Robert C. Theall II
from Dan Bewsher
To whom it may concern, I have a lee enfield no1 mk 3 made in 1917, that I
acquired approximately 40 plus years ago, it was stored in a unheated coal
shed in Cape Breton Island, sever winters and not the best storage,
I was given it as payment for hauling coal into the old lady that lived there.
it was in rough shape to say the least, because of sentimental value I have
lugged this thing around with me all over the world. I recently decided to
try and get this old rifle back into a condition to use.
I had the barrel checked out and was told “she will fire but it will take some
work to get that barrel clean”.
I have used your product “wipeout” and after two weeks of applying and watching
the drop cloth turn blue under the muzzle spout. it slowly started to lighten
and then come clear. I am both amazed and astonished at what this product has
done for this rifle. The barrel inside now looks no different than it must have
looked coming off the line in 1917. it will be taken it out to the range for the final test but in a short version
I am blown away with your product and what it did for this rifle. if any one
can come up with a rifle in worse shape they will need to find it at the bottom
of the ocean. and I must admit I think your product could clean it to original
condition on the inside at least, a fan of wipeout
Dan Bewsher Retired Navy Clearance Diver.
Thank you for all the extra info, I am quite impressed with the products so far,
I had buildup on the bolt tail of an ar15 that an overnight soak in products such
as mpro 7 gun cleaner and even slip carbon killer wouldn’t touch. I sprayed some
wipeout on it out of curiousity when it was almost clean from numerous soaks, and
after 10 minutes wiped more black off than an overnight soak of anything else did.
So I ordered some tactical advantage and will use it on an ar15 bolt as soon as
its warm enough to shoot On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 1:22 PM, SharpShoot R <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Dear Skyler TA is safe for AR receivers………no damage if you soak them in it for years……No shelf life on TA. Please read enclosed docs and call me if you still have questions
from Glenn Burroughs
I’ve been cleaning rifles for a long time and it wasn’t until recently that I finally got one clean. It was quite by accident that a friend and accuracy gunsmith told to me I needed to try Wipe-Out bore cleaner. He specializes in long range, accurate rifles and his work does not leave his shop until he is satisfied with the accuracy. So when he makes a recommendation I tend to listen. Although his advice is always good I did not act, as I still had plenty of my regular bore cleaner. Then another friend with a reputation for winning groundhog matches gave me the same advice, “The stuff works”. That bit of information was also stored somewhere in the grotos of my memory.
Finally, some months later another top-notch shooter told me to give Wipe-Out a try. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I decided there must be something to this bore cleaner and contacted Terry Paul at SharpShoot-R Precision Products in Paola, Kansas. As soon as he was on the phone I asked, “Is it really true that using Wipe-Out will actually leave my patch white?”. His immediate response was, “Angel white.”
When that quick, very confident reply hit me I could not help but grin. Still, I was a little skeptical, after all, ‘angel white’ is mighty clean for a steel bore.
When the package arrived I could not wait to do the SharpShoot-R “Proof Test”. A rifle that had seen quite a bit of service over the last year, and had been cleaned using a popular cleaner, was retrieved. This rifle had experienced four or five patches run through the bore using the regular cleaner, and the final patch still had a slight tint of gray. I thought this was normal. Using Patch-Out a wet patch was run through the bore, then the rifle set aside for ten minutes. According to SharpShoot-R’s website, if the patch comes out a deep navy blue color there is copper in the bore. If it comes out brown that’s carbon. Powder fouling will always be gray or black, and molybdenum will show up as long black stripes that were in the bottom of the grooves. The patch came out slightly grey, not much gray, about the color of a patch that I would have considered clean. Then a second patch soaked with Patch-Out was pushed through the bore and left overnight. The next day I ran a clean patch through the bore and it actually came out ‘angel white’. The first application had removed the powder residue that the other cleaner had left. I was flabbergasted… and a little excited. I don’t remember ever getting a really white patch after cleaning a barrel.
The first rifle in the test was equipped with a custom, cut-rifled barrel and they don’t foul much, plus they are easy to clean… maybe that was not a sufficient test for Patch-Out. So I decided to try a factory rifle, a Remington 700 chambered in 221 Fireball that had seen about a hundred rounds down the barrel. A patch was soaked in Patch-Out and pushed down the bore. After ten minutes a clean patch was run through the bore and it came out indicating both copper and powder fouling. The bore was treated again with Patch-Out and left on the bench overnight. However a clean patch still showed copper and powder fouling, so it was over-nighted again. The next day a clean patch was pushed through the bore and it came out white.
Old 220 Swift
Okay, I was impressed. Then I decided to try a rifle that would, more than likely, be very dirty. It was an older Ruger Model 77V chambered in 220 Swift that my mother gave me in 1996. She used it for crow hunting and I doubt seriously if it was cleaned on a regular basis. After receiving this nice gift I mounted a scope and sighted it in; other than that it has not seen a crow or any other varmint in many years. This rifle should really have some fouling in the bore. Etc
If necessary and you have a barrel that is heavily fouled with copper, you always have the option to use some ACCELERATOR. This product may be used in conjunction with either WIPE-OUT or PATCH-OUT
Don’t expect to be able to always clean a rifle by running a couple of patches through the bore. I had a custom barrel and would require 6-8 patches, the first would be black then gray before becoming white. ??????????
I was satisfied that Patch-Out was the best cleaner I have ever used, and doesn’t even require a brush. But it doesn’t stop there… I like not having to run an oily patch through the bore after cleaning. That’s an extra step in the cleaning process that would no longer be required. In fact, it’s not only an extra process, but it is not recommended by SharpShoot-R. The reason is simple, the next shot will cause the oil to leave fouling in the bore. If a oily patch is run through the bore after cleaning the next shot will truly be a ‘fouling round’. Once a barrel is cleaned with Patch-Out and followed up by a clean patch the first shot out of the barrel should be the most accurate! And as far as protecting the barrel Patch-Out contains three anti-rust compounds, so there is no worry about rust.
To prove no fouler shot is necessary
Offered a challenge
Take my rifle after it has been cleaned and fire three shots. Measure the group.
Patterson John wrote: Dear Sir, I have been reading a lot about your products and am very interested in the tactical advantage product.
I am a police officer and SWAT operator, and our primary weapon is an m4. I shoot a very high volume of rounds
throughout the year, and as far as I know, the gun has never been cleaned of copper in the 7 years that we have
had the gun. We zero at 50 yards, and I have been less than happy with the groups at that distance for some
time. I was hoping that I could get a sample of the tactical advantage as I am unable to find any in my area.
Thank you for your consideration.
Thank you for the information. I have since purchased the wipeout foam and I really believe in this product
now. I have used it on my new tikka t3 and on a rock river ar15 that has never had the copper fouling removed.
It has seen thousands and thousands of rounds and after about 9 over night soaks I have finally got it down to a
very faint blue color. I was very surprised how clean it left the chamber as well. I have recommended it to
everyone that will listen. I am still unable to find the tactical anywhere so I am probably going to get some
online. Does the L.E. discount require a bulk purchase? Thx a lot. J. Aaron Patterson Crime Suppression/S.W.A.T. Terry Paul <email@example.com> wrote: Dear John: I’m sending you a copy of the how to do it documents for Tactical Advantage. I also am including a copy of our
catalog and some other documents you may find useful. If you have any questions after reading the material don’t
hesitate to call or e-mail me. We also have a special discount for law enforcement agencies.
Included in this e-mail is also our latest price list.
Sirs, I purchased your Accelerator & Wipe-Out last year & it is the best thing since sliced bread. I love this stuff.
I’m never in a hurry for my barrel to be clean, so I always us a nylon brush getting most of the carbon out
the night before & run a couple of patches thru the bore. After using accelerator followed by Foaming the bore
full of Wipe-Out, I allow it to sit overnight before finishing the next morning. I have never been disappointed.
Every 5-6th cleaning, I double check by allowing another treatment of Wipe-out to see if there is any copper
left in the bore. I feel no need to double check it anymore. I have prove to my satisfaction all copper has been
removed with one cleaning. I love this stuff! I would however like to mention a minor inconvenience. The black plastic cone that seals the barrel so no foam
leaks out & gets al over everything, is too small to work on a 1 inch diameter bull barrel. I would be tickled to death if you had a larger plastic cone available with would allow me & others like me to
avoid this problem. Thank you again for a great product!!
Subject: Wipeout Challenge
This email to you today is to tell you that your product performs as advertised and is worth EVERY penny!
I am a gun expert by no means and I don’t compete but I do shoot about 40 weekends a year and do a lot of gun cleaning.
I thought I was doing a good job but Wipeout proved me wrong.
The results on the cleaning bench were enough to convince me how superior the solvent was but to group like
this (see attached image) with the first five shots after a cleaning is very rare (the flyer was the
fourth shot and purely driver error!). This rifle has always been a sub-minute gun but that accuracy
didn’t come until between 7 and 20 rounds with a dry patch between each round. I’m
not looking for free stuff, I just wanted to say that I am a very satisfied customer and will spread the
Black Horse Electrical, LLC
If you are interested, I would like to provide you a copy of a tes?monial I placed on MidwayUSA for your
Thank you for make an outstanding product!
Patch-out really works. I mean it really, really works.
I had some really stubborn copper fouling in a new 7mm-08 X-Bolt rifle and I tried Butch’s Bore Shine,
Hoppes Benchrest Copper Solvent, and a whole lot of elbow grease but nothing touched the copper fouling. I
soaked, I scrubbed, I swore, but neither of the above products worked. I thought I had broken in the barrel
properly, but I was beginning to think maybe I did something wrong. I had never seen copper fouling this
I did a search on the almighty Internet and came across Wipe-Out Patch-Out as something used successfully
by others. I thought, well why not, I was ready to send the rifle back to Browning to have them remove the
I patched two wet patches through the barrel and let it sit for 40 minutes. To my amazement most of copper
fouling was removed with a few dry patches. I figured it could stll use another application so I patched in
two more wet patches of Patch-Out and waited another 40 minutes. Then another a couple of dry patches I
have an honest to God, clean, no copper fouled barrel. Amazing. Just simply amazing.
I’ve read one or two reviews here who said they didn’t get good results. I cannot imagine why it didn’t work
for them, but for me the results were absolutely breathtaking. Finally, a product that works as advertised.
I just wish I hadn’t waited so long before finding out about Patch-Out. Patch-Out is the non foaming version
of Wipe-Out. Because it is non foaming, Patch-Out is more concentrated and less messy to use.
I highly recommend this product.
Subject: I’ll never use another product!
From: Reed McGregor
You might recall we spoke a few weeks ago. I got a can of WipeOut at the Bullet Hole and here are the results. The 1st photo shows patches from my WipeOut Challenge cleaning of a rifle I “knew” was clean and unfired for several years (that rifle just celebrated its 100th birthday this year!). I was amazed at how much material I was able to get out of that bore. The next two photos show ‘before’ and ‘after’ groups from another rifle after pillar bedding and WipeOut cleaning. Again, a “clean” bore was not-so-clean after all and the improvement is dramatic. Even a SS rifle barrel is now looking nearly brand new. There is no doubt in my mind your product is far superior to the solvents
and cleaners I’ve used for decades. I’m going to buy several cans for Christmas and birthday gifts too!
I just put a firing pin from an AR that was totally black with carbon into my ultrasonic cleaner filled with Tactical Advance. Ran it for 5 minutes and pulled the firing pin out. Wiped it with a paper towel and it looks brand new.
As I promised, here is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God……….
As we had discussed on the phone the other day, I had never heard of Wipe Out or any of your other products until a visit from a friend who lives in Texas. We had been shooting his Wilson AR. Not having a clue the last time it had been cleaned (he had not seen the rifle in a year) and after about 75 rounds we thought it a good idea to run some cleaning STUFF down the bore. I have always used Kroil – Shooters Choice and Butches to clean all of my guns. And to the best of my knowledge and what I could see on the patch, ALL OF MY BARRELS WERE CLEAN!!!!!
When my friend handed me a can of Wipe Out and told me to re-clean the gun we had just finished and all of the guns I had that were supposedly clean, my first reaction was, “ARE YOU NUTS”. Why should I re-do all of them when I no there is nothing left in them but squeaky clean metal. Well I did what I was asked and to my total amazement you should have seen the crud that came out with the first patch. Not only was there fouling from God knows what but it had the nicest shade of blue you ever saw plus chunks and pieces that landed gently in my patch catcher. As you can already guess my jaw hit the floor with the force of a 50 BMG, and to add insult to injury all of the money I had spent over the last year on cleaning solutions hit me right between the eyes like a bucket of, well you get the picture.
I have been shooting for about 46 of my 50 years, and have never seen a product that was so easy to use and cleaned the way Wipe Out cleans. I think back on the countless hours of brushing moping and cussing, not to mention using enough patching material to outfit every person on the globe with a pair of full length pants and enough cleaning solution to make every dingy piece of metal ever made in Detroit shine like a new dime, I was truly shocked. Wipe Out is the most amazing product I have ever seen, There is no barrel or breech that Wipe Out will not clean. I have used it in my Varmint rifle all of my Black Powder guns my large bore guns, and even the loose change in my pocket. IT CLEANS EVERYTHING I HAVE USED IT ON.
It is my opinion that this is the best cleaning solution I have ever used!!!!!! It took the groups on my 22-250 from 1.75 to an amazing .312 at a 100 yds with just one cleaning. My Black Powder rifle (54 cal.) went from a 2.25 to a .521 at a hundred yards with just one cleaning as well. As you can see if you think your barrel needs to be replaced clean it once with Wipe Out and see the difference. I did however clean several of my guns twice because of the residue in the lands of the barrel.
Again to the folks @ Sharp Shoot R Co. who just made my life a more accurate place, thank you and please never run out of the truly amazing product you have….
I thought I would give your wipe out a little plug. I’m in the business of killing coyotes, not in the business of endorsing or plugging the products I use but I should give credit where credit is due.
I am a predator control specialist and my rifles are a major part of my equipment used in the daily operation of the predator control program here. Needless to say it is important to keep these rifles in top operating condition and a big part of that is keeping them clean for optimal accuracy. One of my sheep ranchers who as all sheep men do has a rifle that he keeps in his outfit 365 days a year so he can throw lead at every coyote that he sees which is mandatory for every sheep man. This rifle is a model 70 Winchester 22-250 and is not a pre 64 model but is not far from it in age.
The rifle had been shot 100’s of times with out being cleaned. He was going by my place here on the way to a weekend basketball tournament that his son was playing in. I asked him to leave the gun with me on the way by and pick it up on the way home. I also told him to look down the barrel before he dropped it off. Well I had the gun for 3 days. The first day I filled the barrel with wipe out and left it over night.
The next morning I ran a patch through it and it was just amazing the copper and carbon fouling that was in that barrel. Anyways I cleaned it 2 more times with the wipe out and after the 3 rd cleaning it was spotless with no copper or carbon fouling. He stopped and picked up the gun and took it home. The next day he called and said thanks for the new gun. He said he finally could hit something wit it again and couldn’t believe how clean the barrel was._
It is nice to come home at night and just take the rifle I used that day to the gun room fill it with wipe out and then a half hour later go back and run a patch or 2 through it and the gun is clean and ready to go. I just don’t miss running patch after patch through the barrel to get it clean that I had to do with the previous solvents that I used.
I am a 1000 Yard Bench Rest Shooter and a Club Officer at the Original Pennsylvania 1000 Yard Bench Rest Club in Williamsport,PA.
I started using the WipeOut bore cleaner at the start of the 2003 season. To say that I am pleased with your product is an understatement.
After I would fire my record string, I would put the gun on the cleaning bench. Spray the WipeOut in the bore. Take care of my range duty’s.
Then after an hour or so patch it out. I have not put a brush down the bore since using your product. Using WipeOut I was able to take a 3rd place
in the 16.5 pound group agg’s.10 targets for a 100 shot agg of 10.44 inch’s. A 6th place in the 10 match(100shot) score agg with a 87.200.
And a 3rd place in the 6 match score agg with a 93.833. I can say without a doubt. That without the ease of using your product, and the time
it saved me by doing the work for me. I would not have placed as well as I did….”
Author, Firearms Industry Consultant, retired from Federal Cartridge Company.” I’ll relate to you our discussion on the phone regarding the use of Wipe Out. As the original skeptic when it comes to bore cleaners, I decided to give your product a test that would show what it was ‘really made of’. I have a Remington Model 660 in 350 REM MAG that has been the very fires of Hell to clean the copper fouling out of. The gun is accurate, but the barrel has looked like the skin or an orange in both texture and color -for some time. I have tried Sweet’s 7.62, CR-10, every bore cleaner known to man and J-B Bore Paste, all with varying degrees of ‘no-success’. I thought this barrel would be the ideal test for Wipe Out.
I applied the cleaner as instructed and waited overnight. The next morning I noticed a blue puddle in the dish I put under the muzzle. A patch through the bore came out almost gelatinous with navy blue color. Inspecting the bore revealed two lands with just the most minute amounts of copper. I was absolutely stunned! I applied the cleaner again and repeated the patching process the next morning. A minute trace of blue was present. Inspection revealed that the bore was completely free of all copper fouling. Had I been told this, I probably wouldn’t have believed it.
Suffice it to say, Wipe Out works and now is the ONLY bore cleaner on my bench. And probably the biggest personal benefit for me is its
non-toxicity. As you are aware I have a serious health problem and am very careful with any chemical compounds I breath or touch.
Terry, I put a bore guide in that has an O ring that seals around the chamber. Then I spray itin from the muzzle end and the second it starts to come out the end of the bore guide, I put my finger over it and hold it until the pressure goes down, keeping a paper towel handy to wipe any off that oozes out. I can just lay a piece of plastic over the stock to keep from getting any on it. That works best for me. It really does the job.
Terry, I received the 3 cans of Wipeout bore cleaner you sent me. This stuff is absolutely awesome. I followed your instructions and put it into a rifle that I thought was clean. The first dry patch I through the bore,after letting the rifle sit for only a half hour with Wipeout in it, was deep blue. And I absolutely had scrubbed the bore down with an ammonia based cleaner. Needless to say this product deserves the raves I’ve heard about it on the website I read about it on. (accuratereloading.com). thanks for an outstanding product and the end of all the work it used to take to clean my guns.
Yesterday i went to elk castle gun shop (in fort worth texas) and bought a can of wipe out. i think it’s the best gun cleaning product i have ever used. i told you when i talked to you on the phone the other day that i would talk to the people at alpine shooting range about starting to carry this stuff. i called them today but the boss(david smith) wasn’t there and won’t be back until tomorrow. i’ll try again then. if i can get them to start carrying wipe out it will cut the distance i have to drive to get it from 40 miles to about 20 miles. i’m going to need a
bunch of this stuff because i have 40 guns and all of them probably have years of copper and carbon in the barrels, so halving to distance i have to go will help me a great deal. when i talk to david smith i’ll give him your phone number (785-883-4444) and your email please let me know if this number and address are the ones you want me to give him. thanks for your time and thanks for a great product.
Your product is excellent. It cleans guns as you well know that us shooters thought were already clean. Lots of blue patches
the first couple of cleanings. My only problem with your product was using to much. Need to get used to the 2 count you recommend, otherwise it just shoots back out the barrel.
I tried it experimentally on an old, shot-out, non-chrome-lined AR-15 barrel — not currently mounted (and never again will be mounted) on a rifle. It worked but took a couple overnight applications. (This barrel had many thousands of rounds through it and probably was never cleaned with anything but Break-Free.) The tricky part was getting it into the barrel I ended up using a flexible soda straw through the chamber since I obviously couldn’t seal the nozzle on the flash suppressor.
I tried it on a .270 that fouls moderately but usually comes clean with Butch’s Bore Shine and some elbow grease. It worked as advertised with one overnight application plus another 30 minute app.
The tricky part again was getting it into the barrel. After several false starts, I found I had to reverse the nozzle and press the rim of the skinny end directly against the muzzle, HARD– any letup and the foam would follow the path of least resistance out onto my bench. After the second application the patch had a little dark grey fouling, no sign of copper with a bore light inspection. It seems as if it would be easier to apply in a larger-caliber barrel with a larger outside diameter. My #1 suggestion would be maybe a couple different-size nozzles to work in different guns.
For instance, the .270 has a light sporter weight barrel (maybe .500-.550 at the muzzle), and I think a longer, narrower cone would be easier to use.
Will probably try it this weekend on a pair of .30-06es that foul truly horribly. Beats the heck out of the Foul Out III
I used your Wipe Out on a recent squirrel shoot and was quite impressed. I used it on 2 .17 Rems, 2 .223s, a 220 Swift,
a .375H&H and a .416 Rigby. All rifles cleaned up well, especially the .17s and 220. I LOVE the no brush cleaning method!!!
I will be ordering some more of your product soon 🙂
I will also mention Wipe Out to Ron and Don Kesselring of Kesselring Gunshop up here. They do a BIG business (biggest in the Northwest) and I will see about them carrying your product.
Terry so far I find it absolutely the best ,I used it on 3 guns so far a 7 a 375 and a 416Rigby The 7 has a smooth barrel and came clean right away the 375 has tool marks in it ,3 applications 1 hour in-between and the Rigby took about 5.
In the Rigby I shoot Barnes and they foul badly it has shallow rifling and I always had to do a lot of brushing and I always was concerned about the rifling no longer so This is as far as I got the dam. weather bogs me down 18 deg F snowing like there is no tomorrow 18″ today and going strong.
The drawback if you can call it that is that for us Canadians it is fairly expensive the 3 can’s I got from you ended up costing $70 Can.
If nothing else I will just use it on certain guns. I mostly shoot big bores and a can don’t last that long. Had some problems with spilling so now I use rubber or plastic hose that fit’s the chamber nice and tight and fill the bore from the chamber side it takes some playing to find out how to not overfill. Anyway great product would not be without it anymore.
Ronald A. Berry
Your product, Wipe-Out, is great! I will see if I can’t get a dealer nearby to carry it, otherwise order from you. I won’t be without it if I can help it. Spread the word I shall. Thanks.
Mr. Paul, I ordered your product several weeks ago,and upon receiving it I read the instructions carefully and proceeded to follow them to the letter. As you state, repeated applications till the patch comes out clean, will provide proper cleaning It took 7 full applications to achieve that in my rifle. I consider myself very diligent in caring/cleaning of my firearms but believe this is the cleanest that bore has been since 1917. I shoot an Eddystone Enfield that I sporterized in 1969 and always had good accuracy(M.O.A. or better) until I used WIPEOUT.
I just got back from the range and am amazed at the increase in accuracy of this rifle. I shoot factory Federal Classic,150 gr.High Shock loads ( that seems to be what this gun likes best)and the first 5 at 100 yds. could be covered by a nickel. The next 5 at 200yds. measuered 1 3/4 inch.
I shot a total of 40 rds. at 100 and 200, using WIPEOUT every 10 rounds, And never shot over 3/4 M.O.A. at 100 or over M.O.A.at 200. You have an outstanding product, I will use it forever and recommend it to everyone. Terrific Website, and reminder to all that we must vote and educate everyone.
I ordered some Wipe Out and Flush Out about 10 days ago. Received the product, Promptly I might add. Got a chance to use the Wipe out, and guess what, My buddys have just about relieved me of it. I am very impressed with your product. Over the weekend I probably cleaned 50 rifles with the Wipe Out.
Some of these guns haven’t been this clean since they were new. Now I’m not one to let a rifle barrel stay dirty.
But The Wipe out is amazing !!!!! I HAVE THROWN ALL OF MY RIFLE BRUSHES AWAY,
Thanks to your product.
If you get a chance go AccurateReoading.Com.——
Either in the Gunsmithing or the Reloading Forum, And you can get a little feedback on Wipe Out.
If you haven’t already, GET READY to START FILLING A LOT OF ORDERS.
Now, I would like to place another order !!!!
I just tried this at the recommendation of a friend. AMAZING! Used it on my 1943 M-1 Garand, that I had used Sweets, Barnes, Shooters Choice, JB Paste, and even a homeade concoction of Hoppes/Kroil (varminters sauce).
I thought the bore was clean, as my patches were clean. After this stuff sat in the bore a day and a half, my first patch came out blue! After the patches came clean, I used a bore light, and was nearly “blinded” by the shiny new looking (60 year old ) bore!!! I work in a gun shop, and will talk to the owner about carrying wipe out, as I am convinced it is the best bore cleaner, (and easiest), that I’ve ever used.
It seems that the area I am having a difficult time getting is that last 1 – 2 inches of the muzzle. I may be wrong but that it my impression.
I will tell you that I cleaned a .308 that we had never been able to get really clean. The owner named this rifle “Filthy Mc Dirty” because he could not get it clean. This rifle has had at least four thousand rounds through it. I used Wipe-Out on it and after a single 24 hour session and about 4 – 5 two hour sessions it was clean!
Thanks for shipping the Wipe-out so promptly. So far I have just used Wipe-out on one of my rifles — a lever action
Marlin 1895 CB in .45-70. It worked just fine on that rifle. The gun had a bit of fouling in it, so I filled up the bore with
the Wipe-Out a couple of times over a 24-hour period to get the fouling out. The copper fouling dissolved and came out
with no trouble. The powder residue (which appeared black) did dissolve quite as easily. After filling up the bore those
two times, the black residue was still coming out on the patches that I pushed through the bore with a cleaning jag.
It appeared to be a little sticky. (Maybe the residue gets sticky when the Wipe-out dries out in the bore a bit.)
I was afraid I was going to have to brush the bore to get it out, but after I filled up the bore a third time with it,
and then pushed a couple of lightly-oiled patches through, all the black stuff seemed to have come out .
So far, the Wipe-out seems to be a genuine advance over the products requiring a lot of brushing, and over the products
which can etch the bore. I will use it next on my badly copper-fouled 30-30, on my Model 70 .300 Win Mag, and on my
older Model 70 .30-06. If it cleans all those well without the use of a brush, I will be convinced.
The relatively new product Wipe Out was ordered in June. Due to the supplier losing the order, I had to reorder and
received it a couple of days ago.
Sharp Shoot R Co., by way of excuse, E-mailed saying they were really “behind the 8 ball with orders”.
That was supposed to mean that they were swamped!
I used the WipeOut on a 1953 Mauser 25-06 that is still in excellent condition and hasn’t had an excessive number of rounds fired over it’s life.
The rifle was diligently cleaned previously with:
#1. Hoppe’s Benchrest 9 copper solvent.
#2. Barnes CS 10
#3. Sweet’s 7.62 slovent
#4. JB non-embedding bore cleaner.
I applied the Wipe Out as per instruction after setting the rifle up in an Uncle Mikes butterfly sand bag to hold it steady.
I lowered the muzzle about 5 degrees and placed a plastic bag lined waste paper basket under the muzzle to catch drippings
( of which there were none ). I inserted a bore guide in the chamber and squirted the Wipe Out in.
*NOTE: I covered the stock with a thin plastic :supermarket” bag to protect the finish from the Wipe Out which will eat some finishes. This gun has an oil finish that I wanted to protect.
*NOTE. I perforated a sponge ear plug with a darning needle and pushed it onto the nozzle of the Wipe Out spray can.
That effected a good seal. It has a tendency to “stall” or refuse when the barrel is full.
A second squirt results in “kickback” discharging the Wipe-Out back out around the cans nozzle.
The stuff needs to be used SPARINGLY since as much as 1/2 will be wasted with excessive injection.
It takes very little to fill the barrel.
I waited 20 minutes then swabbed the barrel, one time, one direction, chamber to muzzle, with a cotton patch followed
by a cotton ball ( of the type the women use with cosmetics ). They both came out with blue staining!!!
I reinjected and waited one hour. More blue staining more intense in color. I repeated it 3 more times waiting 1 hour to
1 1/2 hours ( total of 5 times ) and only on the 5th time did I get a fairly clean swab without blue but with some gray coloring.
The blue staining means copper but it doesn’t quantify it. How much copper?
In an effort to find out I took a copper penny and weighed it. It weighed out at 38.4 grains on my powder scale.
Then I coated the penny on both sides with Wipe Out and waited until it broke down which took about 15 minutes.
The liquid began to evaporate so I wiped the penny with a Kleenex tissue and weighed it.
It appears to have lose 1/10 grain. I repeated the process and it lost about another 1/10 grain more or less.
*( It is not precise enough to ascertain the exact weight in sub 1/10 grain amounts ).
In order to quantify the volume of copper that was removed I dropped one particle of IMR 4350 stick powder on the
scale and it raised the weight very roughly 1/10 grain. I dropped another on and the weight increased again very
approximately 1/10 grain. That is the assumed amount of copper removed from the penny.
It apparently isn’t possible to correlate the amount of copper removed from the barrel from color comparison but the
color of the cotton patch and cotton swab on the first barrel cleaning was very similar in intensity and amount to that
of the swabbing from the copper penny. After having cleaned the barrel with all four of the above mentioned products,
the Wipe Out took out “A LOT” more copper.
1. Wipe Out seems to perform as advertised.
2. When a barrel seems to be clean using other products, it is NOT totally clean.
I have loaded some rounds that I shot previously and that were giving excellent sub-MOA accuracy. The next step is
to shoot these at the range and see if the barrel has come back to it’s original accuracy.
Interesting thing I found…….I’ve tried the wipeout on a couple of barrels. The first was a slightly fouled rem 700 25-06.
It took 3 applications to get it clean. I wasn’t impressed….THEN I pulled out a really fouled .257 wby–guess what it…it came clean in one application. So maybe all copper is pretty much the same but the way it sticks to a barrel pretty much is related to the barrel and how smooth it is. ANYHOW SO FAR I LOVE THE STUFF. I can take three guns to the range,,
Just lay them flat on the top of my freezer, give ’em a shot and go watch tv. Come back a while later and plunge them out.
ALL in all time spent at the cleaning cradle is about 1/3 what it used to be YIPPEE!!
I shot the 26-06 Mauser that had been thoroughly cleaned with Wipe Out using 51 grains of IMR 4350 and a Sierra 100 grain bullet. The first two shots were about 1 1/2″ too high. The next three grouped 1/2″ wide x 3/4″ high.
I laid a penny on the group and all of the three holes edges touched the penny. The horizontal ( windage ) alignment was right dead center on the “X ” the official NRA military type target.
I am not exactly sure as to what to call the two initial shots but there are two terms: 1. Fouling shot, 2. Flier.
The barrel was cool to the touch on the first two shots but heated up on the next three although I gave is a few minutes to cool down.
On the same trip I took my Ruger Model 77 Mark II .338 Winchester Magnum along and shot it.
I had loaded the French GPA all copper hollow point bullets 213 grain, using 66 grains of IMR 4350.
The first shot was 1 1/2″ high and 1″ to the left. The next three shots were as follows #1. 3/8″ above the “X” ( dead center) and 1/8″ to the left. #2 and #3 were both touching ( straddling ) the “X” ring and 10 ring circle
*( That is 1/2 in the “X” ring. The group was 3/4″ x 3/4″ at 100 yards. I laid a penny on the group and all three bullet holes touched the penny. It can be noted that the powder/load/bullet combination was from ” scratch” never before loaded. It was a “first”.
Both rifled acted in a similar fashion. The first and or second shots were a little high. Then subsequent shots grouped very acceptably for a hunting rifle ( sub MOA ). That seems to indicate that on the initial shot or two, when hunting,
The point of impact should be held a littel bit low ( 1″to 2″ ) then subsequent shots can be held basically “on”.
There isn’t much room to complain about the performance of either rifle. But a little more refinement may result in some smaller groups.
I just got mine delivered to me today. I tried it in one rifle that had bad “copper painting” in the last 2 inches of the barrel by the muzzle. After 2 applications, all the copper was gone!! I had tried other solvents, but was not getting
very far. I’m sure if I would have let it sit longer (like the directions say) I could have got it all in one application.
The next rifle I try it in, I am going to leave it in the barrel overnight, and see what happens.
This is what they suggest for badly fouled barrels, or for barrels that you do not know how much fouling is in them.
The good thing with this is- it will not harm your barrel, bluing, or health. It actually contains a rust inhibitor, and does
not attack the steel like ammonia.
I also ordered the Flush-out degreaser and Slicker.
I really like the Slicker lube as well.
It sprays on as a light penetrating oil, then dries to a lightweight grease.
Congratulations to these guys for making great products!!!!!
I ordered some of this product last week, based on the second round of “thumbs up”. It hadn’t yet arrived when I
discovered it on the shelf of my local gun store. So I bought a can and tried it yesterday.
I’d been following this thread closely because I have a “tiger stripe” barrel on a new gun.
Black grooves; orange lands. So much for not following the correct break in procedure!
Anyway, I’ve spent a week and a half with Hoppe’s copper remover, and Shooter’s Choice, and a brush, and I
just couldn’t make any progress on the copper. That bore soaked for at least a week, and I couldn’t see any difference.
Lots of green on the patches, but the bore still was nice and coppery.
Wipe-Out fixed it. I let the first application sit for four hours. (OK, I’m impatient. So shoot me.)
Patch came out bright blue. So I applied it again, and went to bed. This morning, the patch was totally clean.
I’m blown away. Got three more guns working as I type…….almost makes you feel guilty!
Like others, I’ve had trouble getting enough Wipe-Out in the barrel without making a big mess, with it dripping
all around the can and muzzle. I don’t care though; the product is much cheaper than elbow grease!!!
And the mess isn’t all that bad. Do expect drips out of the muzzle and possibly chamber though. But the good news is that
I know that Wipe-Out can’t set up into a solid glue……..that isn’t true of some other stuff out there.
Breaking in a barrel (right) will be unbelievably easy with this stuff.
Big thumbs up everybody, this stuff works!!!
After reading these posts, I couldn’t resist trying this product on a relatively new Dakota Safari 375 H&H (about 100 rounds fired). Here are my observations. Sprayed the Wipe-Out from the breach using a bore guide (without solvent reservoir). Absolutely no mess and no residue in the action. The excess Wipe-Out was neatly pushed out the end of the barrel.
First application was left in barrel 2 hours and using a patch and jag, found no blue residue.
However the “tiger stripes” at the end of the bore were eliminated. There was obviously some residual copper fouling but not enough to cause the tell-tale bluing effect.
My usual cleaning regimen with Sweet’s 7.62, and J-B, had probably kept the copper fouling under control. However I was never able to eliminate the highly visible “tiger stripes” until I used this product.
I was impressed with the product’s ease of use and will continue to experiment with it on my other rifles.
I think we have a winner here. Noting the difficulty some users had with excess Wipe-Out in the action,
I recommend trying the bore guide method as I found it to be very clean way to use it.
At the advise of M’Bogo I went out and bought some wipe out as it appears that I was using a product called XXXXXX (product name Xed out) and it is also a shaving cream, I was not impressed with it…the other stuff sets up like epoxy.
The wipe out is very good indeed, so be careful all that stuff is not the same.….I have had some checkered experience with a similar product.
Well, I have almost finished off my first can. It didn’t last 100 cleanings, but it sure cleaned the crap out of all my rifles.
I am sold on it. It cleaned bores that I have never been able to clean with thoroughly with other standard cleaning solutions.
FYI though, I only got about 50 cleanings out of a can. I might have gotten 70 if I was a little less wasteful.
I finally received my product from these folks. Damn, took nearly four weeks.
I had a 25.06 ready and waiting to test. The rifle had been cleaned thoroughly and there was no visible copper fouling nor did Sweets or Butchs indicate presence of the same.
Applied the Wipe Out, let sit overnight, and pushed a tight one through which came out mildly blue! I had scrubbed the
hell out of this rifle! The fouling was minimal and a second 10 minute application yielded a clean patch.
My beloved and often used .375 was next. It had received a “standard” cleaning.
Same overnight test resulted in an extemely blue patch. Two more 10-15 minute applications took care of that.
My .458 is soaking right now. It’s a notorious copper fouler, so it will also be a good test.
I am tracking the number and calibre of filled barrels. (Not the number of rifles cleaned.)
It will be interesting to see how far it will go. Overall, I must admit to being impressed with the product.
Haven’t tried the Flush Out or the Slicker yet, but will soon.
I am ordering more Wipe Out now so it will arrive before this can runs out!