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Old 04-01-2011, 02:58 PM   #11
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I have used a Bore Snake on my .357 and it does wonders (the 9mm work fine on the 38sp/357).
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I like bore snakes, but some people don't care for them at all. For a really good cleaning, I prefer a rod and brush followed by patches.

However, I use a bore snake on my Mini14 and my 10/22 because they're such a pain to clean with a rod. Everything else gets the rod and brush treatment.

I wet them down with solvent before I run them through the bore and they work fine.

Bore snakes are washable. I toss mine in the washer with gun rags and other stuff that's too nasty to wash in a regular load.
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1. Buy decent rod with a muzzle protector.

Tetra Gun ProSmith Universal Pistol Rod 900C. 900C. Tetra Gun Cleaning Rods, Tetra Gun Gun Vises.

2. Clean as required.

I've always found that the barrel was the least of my problems with revolvers. Getting all the crud out of all the nooks & crannies is way more trouble.
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I have used a boresnake and a rod and brush from the business end. I like the boresnake. The hardest place to clean for me is at the breech end just above the breech between there and the top strap
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I've become a big fan of the bore snake.
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I clean a lot of guns for the gun shops, and I have found that OTIS has the best cleaning kits, they have flexible rods that can go from the breech, you just screw in your loop, apply a wet patch, run it through once, screw the brush into the other end, run it through 3-5 times, remove the brush, put a dry patch in, run it through twice, repeat until at least relatively clean , it works wonders, I am not sure why no one knows about them, I attached a link to the OTIS website.

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I clean a lot of guns for the gun shops, and I have found that OTIS has the best cleaning kits, they have flexible rods that can go from the breech, you just screw in your loop, apply a wet patch, run it through once, screw the brush into the other end, run it through 3-5 times, remove the brush, put a dry patch in, run it through twice, repeat until at least relatively clean , it works wonders, I am not sure why no one knows about them, I attached a link to the OTIS website.
I'm sorry, but that is just Dead Frikkin Sexy right there! Do you clean windows too?

Imagine, a woman who will clean your guns for you; damn, i gotta develop some standards.
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As Samples stated. I like the OTIS Cleaning Kits for my pistols. Even though as mentioned if you have a rod and brush that will not damage the crown you are good to go. I have cleaned from the muzzle end for eons. But in the past five years only use the OTIS Kit on my pistols. Check them out on their website.

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I'm sorry, but that is just Dead Frikkin Sexy right there! Do you clean windows too?

Imagine, a woman who will clean your guns for you; damn, i gotta develop some standards.

Yeah but I use vinegar and coffee filters for my windows
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I'm familiar with the OTIS kits. They were issue items during my last deployment. I certainly have no complaints about them, but more than a few guys still used their bore snakes.

Vinegar and coffee filters, huh?
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