Approximately ten years ago, the government began restricting the use of chlorofluorocarbons, a potentially dangerous component commonly found in cleaning solutions used to clean guns and metals.
This became a highly regulated solvent because it was extremely dangerous to the human skin. Recently, shooters and hunters have found ultrasonic cleaning to be a safer and more effective cleaning process to clean different types of gun-metals.
Competitive shooting is such a technical sport, and any improvement in technique can give the shooter a big advantage. Case preparation is the most complex component of professional shooting competitions. To win, shooters must be absolutely perfect with uniformed methods of preparation.
When a shot is fired, the bullet leaves rough deposits in the case and primer pocket. As time goes on, carbon and other residues will flake off which can alter the path of the bullet. A case that is perfectly clean models that of a new brass case. The clean environment positively impacts a shooter’s accuracy.
The best way to restore a case back to its original perfection is with ultrasound and water based soaps. This unique technology is capable of cleaning specialized gun parts in a fraction of the time, reaches areas unreachable by hand-cleaning, and effectively leaves no residue without any harm human skin to the hand or the gun metal.
Hand washing these same parts can take up to 5x longer. Most importantly, ultrasound is able to accomplish these amazing tasks because it works so cohesively with water based soaps. One of the most popular soaps for gun cleaning, OmegaBlue, is a gentle cleaning solution that never removes bluing from carbon steel gun barrels.
Older style cleaning methods involve a case tumbler and treated corn, which doesn’t completely clean the inside. Traditional tumblers are also prone to leaving corn grit stuck in the gun mechanism, and can become very difficult to get out.
To achieve the maximum accuracy in your shot, you should demand perfection. You should use an ultrasonic cleaner for all of your firearms. Effectively protect the guns that protect you and your family.