No, there aren't any pictures.
A good friend came over today and gave me a bottle of some new fangled super-duper gun solvent to try out. Apparently he fell into a couple of bottles and was impressed, so he gave one bottle to me to try out. It is called "Stage One Shooter Lube solvent". (Apparently there is also a Stage One lubricant, but all I got was the solvent.) It was in a small spray bottle. Maybe a red tint to a watery looking liquid, with virtually zero smell. It says spray on, wipe off all the crud. Eco-friendly ( yawnnnnnn....), synthetic, yada-yada-yada.
Wonderful, another bottle of snake oil that will clean like no other. I watched several youboob videos about guys trying it on their guns, and got to thinking of a way to actually figure out if this stuff does clean better than the other solvents. I ended up taking an AR bolt and bolt carrier, which was shall we say----pretty dirty. I decided to clean a part with one cleaner, then wipe it down with extreme prejudice, then use a different brand solvent to see if the second one will loosen up anything the first one didn't. Then, maybe even try a third solvent.
So, I started with a dirty bolt, and wiped it down with ol' faithful--Hoppes #9. (I used clean white old t-shirts to see whatever broke loose.) As expected, after letting the Hoppes#9 sit for a few minutes, it produced a pretty black gnarly looking cloth. I wiped it down really good, and tried Shooter's Choice for the second test. I used about the same amount, let it sit, and again wiped off the whole thing to see if anything new blackened the rag. Sure enough, there was a significant amount of black goop on my test rag. Again, I also realize a second application of Hoppes might have shown the same results.
I then took the carrier and applied the Hoppes #9. After waiting and wiping it down, I sprayed some of the new Stage One Shooter Lube on the carrier.. (The lack of any smell sure was weird.) After a few minutes, I wiped it down, and found a considerably large amount of black crap on the rag, more so than the second try with Shooter's Choice after the Hoppes #9 earlier.
Since I was pretty well out of dirty AR components, I grabbed my trusty .22 suppressed Ruger Mk1 anti-tree-rat discombobulator I keep handy. (I try to keep that particular pistol as dirty as possible.) I took the Hoppes #9 to the bolt, and afterwards, I tried Butch's Bore Shine ( the only other solvent I had right there.) The Butch's Bore Shine probably did the best in removing more than the Hoppe's #9.
Not scientific al all, as there were a whole bunch of variables, but interesting to me none the less. No, I didn't try to clean the bore, as copper fouling is a separate problem to deal with.
(I think I'm going to stick with Shooter's Choice for powder/crud cleaning .)