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Competitive shooter needs to remove zinc from barrel
I am an active competitive shooter shooting solid brass projectiles, After cleaning the barrel with ammonium hydroxide I have noticed a minute amount of material still left in the barrel, we have determined that this residue is zinc, I am looking for a chemical to actively destroy the zinc during the cleaning process I have read where alkalines are an agent that dissolves zinc.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
millwright - Lewistown, Pennsylvania, USA
I have solved this problem with.....Believe it or not.....A day-or-two of soaking the interior of the barrel with WD-40 [affil link].Randy Hamrick
- Fenwick, West Virginia, USA
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