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Bore Tech Eliminator - Bore Cleaner - Product Review

Today we are going to be reviewing Bore Tech's Eliminator barrel cleaning product. Eliminator is supposed to remove, carbon, copper, lead and any corrosive residue, according to their website. Eliminator is also 100 percent barrel safe, odor free, non hazardous and biodegradable! By their description it really seems like an "all in one" product! Let's put it to the test!

Bore Tech Eliminator
Bore Tech Eliminator

Our test subject today will be a Colt Match Target AR-15 chambered in .223 Remington. This gun was already "clean" but I wanted to see if Bore Tech's Eliminator could reach down deep and see if there was any powder fouling or copper following that hadn't been removed.

We followed the directions precisely on the back of the 4oz bottle I had which are:
  1. Wet 3-4 patches with Eliminator and push through the barrel in one direction.
  2. Next, make 10-15 passes with a tight fitting NYLON brush saturated with Eliminator
  3. Repeat step 1 and let soak for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Finally, push dry patches through the bore until they come out clean.
Let's begin cleaning!

First remove the bolt from your firearm and make sure it's safe an unloaded before doing anything else! Following the directions above, I soaked the barrel and scrubbed it with the nylon brush and then let it sit for 3-5 minutes (after running more patches down the bore after using the nylon brush). I found it was best to use a jag rather than the "loop" style rod ends; it allowed better application into the rifling of the barrel.

Remove bolt and unload firearm.
Bore Tech Eliminator

From the photo below, you can see the first "set" of dry patches I ran through the bore to dry out the barrel. After the fifth patch, I noticed it was still a little dirty and it looked like I was still digging out some carbon fouling. So, I decided to repeat the steps above and give the barrel another treatment.

1st set of dry patches run through barrel still a little fouled. Decided to apply a second treatment.
Bore Tech Eliminator

After the second application of Bore Tech's Eliminator, you can see by the fifth patch, it was definitely much cleaner, nearly perfect white. For the last dry patch, I put a small out of lubricating oil on the patch and ran that down the barrel. In their directions, they mention, that before storing a firearm, you can run a patch soaked with Eliminator to protect the barrel. I prefer to just use a light oil myself, but it's nice to see that this product is safe for long term contact with your barrel!

After second application of Eliminator, the patches were coming out nearly 100% white.
Bore Tech Eliminator

In summary, this product does really do what it says! I used an AR-15 as our test subject as I considered it an "extreme" case since higher velocity firearms are subject to increased copper fouling. I am also very pleased to be able to work with a product that doesn't have a strong ammonia smell or is petroleum based! In our test we used a 4oz bottle. 4 oz. may not seem like much, but it only takes 5-10 drops to thoroughly soak a patch. A little goes a long way, which is easier on your wallet!

All in all, this is a great product and I will definitely be using it as my "all in one" cleaning solution for all my guns! Great job Bore Tech!

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