May 2005

Firing Line: 05/05

Other Solutions
Re “Getting Bores Clean: Copper Solvents Require Elbow Grease,” February 2005:

I know that it is impossible for you to test every product on the market, but I do wish you had included two of what I consider to be well-known brands in your evaluation of copper solvents. One is Hoppe’s Bench Rest 9, and the other is Butch’s Bore Shine. Both of these products are sold by Brownells. You even made reference to “Hoppe’s No. 9” in your article (without regard to whether it was the “old” No. 9 Nitro-Solvent or the “newer” Bench Rest 9 Copper Solvent), but you did not give any evaluation of the Hoppe’s product. I have used both of the Hoppe’s products for many years a...

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