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Old 09-01-2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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Comments on Hoppe's Elite gun cleaner?

I have been using Hoppe's #9 since the 1970's. Not sure why at this age I would start to be concerned about health risks, but with that said, I picked up some Hoppe's elite recently. The only thing I don't like is it comes in a spray bottle, kind of cumbersome to use. I used in on my wife's aluminum frame S&W with a mat finish that was really covered with powder residue. It cleaned the gun up very well with minimal scrubbing. Anyone have good or bad results with it?
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:04 PM   #2
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I use the #9 and have for many years and hadn't heard of the "elite" before..

I Googled to see some reviews and here's what I found..

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Hoppe's Elite Gun Cleaner, 8 oz. Spray Bottle
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:01 PM   #3
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I bought a bottle of Hoppe's Elite bore cleaner several years ago at a gun show. Wasn't all impressed with it compared to Hoppe's #9 at almost twice the cost. The bottle is still sitting on the shelf in my man cave, unused after trying it several times.
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Anyone use the Balistol that Ol Hickok45 uses? Haven't ordered any yet, wanted to get some opinions first. I've used Hoppes #9 and Hoppes gun oil forever on every firearm I own.
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Old 09-01-2015, 09:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
Anyone use the Balistol that Ol Hickok45 uses? Haven't ordered any yet, wanted to get some opinions first. I've used Hoppes #9 and Hoppes gun oil forever on every firearm I own.
I'm a huge HickOk fan and keep telling myself to grab a can at the lgs..
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:29 AM   #6
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We use Hoppe's #9 on everything except my two EDC's that are frog lubed.

I wouldn't use a gun cleaner in a spray bottle - too messy!
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:46 AM   #7
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Hoppe's #9, been using it since the late 40's when I was first taught to clean my fathers and grand fathers guns. There are 2 bottles sitting on my bench right now.
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I need to restock on some cleaner..going to have to try some of this.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:18 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Markie View Post
I need to restock on some cleaner..going to have to try some of this.
Let us know your thoughts please.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:47 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by jonh1373 View Post
Let us know your thoughts please.
I will...have three pistols that need cleaning now.
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