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This is a discussion on Hoppe's # 9 Worthless???? within the Art Luppino forums, part of the Gun Professionals category; [quote=nf1e;2004857] Originally Posted by art luppino Actually, I needed to go to Hondo, it's the only place around that handles San Meguel Beer and Bering ...


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Old September 1st, 2016, 01:27 PM   #16
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Actually, I needed to go to Hondo, it's the only place around that handles San Meguel Beer and Bering Cigars in the same Town..
Been almost 50 years since I heard of San Meguel Beer in a far away land across the sea.
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Don't drink beer anymore or smoke, dipping Snuff is still on however. Back in '57, along with 42 other Marines, we cleaned out all the POW's that went into the hills from Koji Do Island prison camp. Dipping snuff kept you alert and awake, probably saved all 42.. Art

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Another vote for Hoppe's #9. I have used it since my Drill Instructor (1960) told me it was the ONLY solvent to use.
I'm a newer user ripcord, just since the late 80's.


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Old September 1st, 2016, 02:42 PM   #18
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Actually, I needed to go to Hondo, it's the only place around that handles San Meguel Beer and Bering Cigars in the same Town.. Sixty miles in Texas is just warming the engine up. Good day to have a few laughs. Nice of you to write,, thank you... After my performance at the range this morning I almost went again...Art
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Actually, I needed to go to Hondo, it's the only place around that handles San Meguel Beer and Bering Cigars in the same Town..
Been almost 50 years since I heard of San Meguel Beer in a far away land across the sea.
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AHHHHHHH......an ice cold San Magoo slid across the bar from Mamasaan....

I had San Miguel here a few times....just not the same unless it is in a bottle with a chipped rim and the label nearly completely worn off, slid to you by Mamasaan or one her Bar Janes, in a bar off Magsaysay or Gordon in Olangapo, with the sound of jeepmes , bikes and trikes coming from outside.....man I miss the PI !!!!!

Did y'all do the PI Pop before you drank from the bottles?....; )

Oh yeah......I use Hoppes #9 as well.....no complaints....

But now I want an icey cold Magoo and some lumpia.....maybe some pancit of pork adobo as well....; )

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Old September 1st, 2016, 02:50 PM   #19
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Hoppe`s learned on it and I like the smell also. But I switched to Sweet`s 7.62 and Mc-7 Shooters Choice along time ago and can`t seem to tolerate anything less aggressive. JMHO

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Old September 1st, 2016, 02:54 PM   #20
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While Hoppes does work and I have used it for many, many years there are other products IMO that work faster. So in my book are better.

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Old September 1st, 2016, 03:01 PM   #21
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I bought a bottle of Hoppes 9 about a year back that didn't seem to do anything. It smelled right but I got no residue on cleaning patches. Then I noticed it beaded up on oiled rifle surfaces like water on a freshly waxed car. I'm assuming it was a bad bottle or batch.
Bought another and it worked fine.

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Old September 1st, 2016, 03:27 PM   #22
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My X-wife used to say that if she would put a little Hoppe's No.9 behind her ears that I would follow her anywhere... She should have taken her own advice.

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Old September 1st, 2016, 03:28 PM   #23
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Come on! Everyone knows old school stuff is for the birds. Get rid of that bar of soap and buy Axe bodywash! Synthetic oil will keep yout car running 300k miles. Heck, you probably don't even buy your razors on-line do you? Hoppes, pfffff.....

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Old September 1st, 2016, 03:49 PM   #24
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Dad taught me to use the Hoppes many years ago. Several years ago My BR shooting buds said to try Ed's red. Been mixing that up ever since. I have the ingredients in the shop anyway and it seems to work well...

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I've read a zillion articles on how to clean a rifle. Some conclusions I've come to:

1) No two people clean a rifle the same way.

2) Everyone thinks his method is the right way, and all other methods are wrong.

3) Every cleaning product has people who swear by it and people who swear at it.

4) Virtually any way you want to clean a rifle is fine.

5) Rifle cleaning is not nearly as important as some people think.

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Dad taught me to use the Hoppes many years ago. Several years ago My BR shooting buds said to try Ed's red. Been mixing that up ever since. I have the ingredients in the shop anyway and it seems to work well...
Same here, I have a couple gallons of Ed's Red and a pint or so of the original Hoppes formulation and use whatever is close to hand at the time for cleaning. I've no complaints about either.

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I use Hoppe's #9, but not as much as I used to. Been using Wipe Out foam bore cleaner for several years now and it works real good for a lazy guy like me.

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I switched to Sweet`s 7.62 and Mc-7 Shooters Choice along time ago and can`t seem to tolerate anything less aggressive. JMHO
That aggressive ammonia solvent is a two edged sword. While Sweets works as advertised it attacks barrel steel - especially stainless. I recall an article by Mic McPhearson (I believe) in Precision Shooting where he investigated this on a sectioned barrel. After prolonged exposure the steel was badly attacked. Don't leave aggressive ammonia based solvents on the steel for more than a few minutes.

As for Hoppe's, while it was an ever present aroma, my father preferred Rusteprufe Nitro Solvent in the bottle and the chamois in the glass jar. Like most of you I have collected about every type of gun snake oil made over the years. I still come back to Rusteprufe.

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Old September 1st, 2016, 05:26 PM   #29
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I have a big bottle of #9 that I take with when I shoot my Black powder guns, I swab the barrels when I am done shooting for the day, It makes clean up much easier at home.

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Old September 1st, 2016, 05:59 PM   #30
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Another #9 user here, a couple of pre-soaked patches down the barrel before I leave the range and a couple more pre-soaked patches after I get home, a dry patch or two then an oiled patch and the rifles are good to go. If they get heavy copper fouling I will use Sweets but that doesn't happen very often.


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