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    Hoppe's has gone metric

    Apparently Hoppe's has gone metric on their cleaning gear and brushes will no longer fit American SAE threaded rods.

    I recently bought a Hoppe's Tornado shotgun brush and two 9mm pistol brushes.

    The packages specifically state that the shotgun brush is the standard 5/16x27 threads, and the pistol brushes are standard 8/32.

    I was rather surprised that the shotgun brush would not screw into my standard shotgun rod, and the pistol brushes were a very loose fit in my pistol and rifle rods.

    In fact, the shotgun brush is a metric M8x10 and the pistol brushes appear to be a M4.


    On another site we've been discussing this and one member has written a letter to the company boss.

    Attempts to contact Hoppe's lead to the Bushnell company who now own it.

    These attempts have not gotten any useful info, other then to write them a letter or call.


    So, if you buy new cleaning gear, be aware that it's now metric and will not interchange with your American SAE gear.

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    Like so many other tools & devices - "planned obsolescence".
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    dear hoppes, just don't change that wonderful solvent scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryboy View Post
    dear hoppes, just don't change that wonderful solvent scent.
    The person who bottles that scent in a cologne will be an overnight millionaire!
    If we refuse to rule ourselves with reason, then we shall be ruled by our passions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oswald Bastable View Post
    The person who bottles that scent in a cologne will be an overnight millionaire!
    If it were made into a perfume for women, then there wouldn't be many single men left in the world.

    Not sure what it would do if men were to wear it.....talk about a monkey pox vector scent.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    Not sure what it would do if men were to wear it.....talk about a monkey pox vector scent.....
    I think you're mistaken there...CC, for one, loves it.
    If we refuse to rule ourselves with reason, then we shall be ruled by our passions.

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