Cleaning Kit

.257wby

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Just getting started in long range shooting, but something I have always wanted was a complete cleaning kit. I think that if I had an adequate cleaning kit cleaning would not be such a chore.

So, I am looking for recommendations from experience. Are there any complete kits I should look into? I would love to just be able to buy a whole kit and be done with it.

But

If building my own is necessary, what should I get? I have several other handguns, shotguns, rifles ect besides my LR setup. What makes the best complete kit, what is necessary?
 

Bacarrat

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  • Jan 22, 2007
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    Re: Cleaning Kit

    For rifles, a one piece rod is a must. The kits that you have to screw the rods together will break on you.

    I mainly run Deweys on mine and also had good luck with a Tipton Carbon Fiber rod. Jags, patches and brushes are also a must for your long guns. Another thing I always have a steady supply of is Q-tips or ear swabs.

    Bore cleaner is going to vary from person to person. I like to wipe down stuff and clean the exterior of my guns with alcohol. Nothing too aggressive that can possibly eat plastic or eat away at some of the finishes.

    Lube, I just use a light grease on my bolt. For anything that uses oil as the lube, Mobil 1 has always worked for me. I know it might not be popular with some. My rational is that a motor goes through a lot more abuse and runs at higher temps then guns do. So why not?
     

    tommyboy40909

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    Re: Cleaning Kit

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bacarrat</div><div class="ubbcode-body">.

    Lube, I just use a light grease on my bolt. For anything that uses oil as the lube, Mobil 1 has always worked for me. I know it might not be popular with some. My rational is that a motor goes through a lot more abuse and runs at higher temps then guns do. So why not? </div></div>

    i have heard that about motor oil but i have to agree with otis. they are very impressive company with a great product. lifetime warranty is a plus. but if you consider an otis kit order off ebay to save a little money. i got my hardcore hunter off ebay for 23 dollars instead of 76 directly from otis.
     

    427Cobra

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  • Nov 24, 2005
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    Re: Cleaning Kit

    your gonna surprised that many of us don't clean our rifles very offten, my 308 has 1000-1500 without cleaning, my 260 gets cleaned every 200, but thats gonna get extended 500.

    Tipton Carbon Fiber rod
    Lucus boreguide for each caliber
    I only use Parker Hal Jags
    Nylon Brushes
    Patches
    Action Cleaning kit
    Grease for lugs
    I only use Butches Bore Shine and/or Kroil
    Lighter Fluid to clean the triggers
    Inside your cleaning kit\plastic toolbox have all the tools to compltetly break your weapon down, screwdrivers, piliars, torque wrench or wrenches, level, and assorted bits
     

    dajudge43

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    Re: Cleaning Kit

    i have a range kit that i continually improve on..as far as adding and taking away items...wish Dewey made a rod for the length of a barrel exactely