Gun Cleaning Routines in Guns & Equipment Posted October 3 · Edited October 3 by Taileron On 30/09/2021 at 12:46, Poor Shot said: What are others doing for lead fowling in the first few inches of the barrels? I seem to get this a lot when using fibre wads. It can be a right PITA to remove at times as well. I've tried a few different solvents and cleaning sprays which claim to soften lead fowling but they never work as well as claimed. Normally takes 10 mins or so solid brush with a brass brush head to get all of the fowling out. I have tried multiple different ways and multiple types of cleaners to remove the lead fowling which seems to be a problem on my Miroku’s. Some were marginally better than others but it was still a problem. I stumbled upon a Hoppes Tornado Brush, revelation. It removes all fouling in literally under a minute with no need for spraying/soaking for 30 mins then scrubbing the bores. The thread is American and won’t fit English threads so I bought some cheapo American thread brushes and rods off flea bay. Best £7.99 I have spent in a while.