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Old 09-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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I have a Remington 700P in .308.

I've been looking at the Bore Tech patch guide and cleaning rods but I can't justify spending almost $100 on a cleaning rod/bore guide. It looks like a really great system but it sure is pricey! What's the best alternative?

I want a 44" coated cleaning rod and a decent bore guide that will protect my bore. Preferably made in the USA. What do you guys use?

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Old 09-22-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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An outers kit at Walmart should be under $20.

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I don't think Outers makes a rod long enough.. I need a 44" rod so I can clean from the bolt side of the bore and have enough length for the 26" barrel and the bore guide.

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Hoppe's Bore Guides on sale.

Hoppe's Bore Guides, Cleaning Kits & Accessories, Gun Maintenance, Shooting : Cabela's

Dewey cleaning rod; 30C-44 .27 Cal. & up 44’’ - $29.95

.27 Caliber and up Nylon Coated Rods ... J. Dewey Mfg. Gun Care Products

I own both and they work.

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I don't think Outers makes a rod long enough.. I need a 44" rod so I can clean from the bolt side of the bore and have enough length for the 26" barrel and the bore guide.
Buy 2 0f 'em!

Seriously, for a barrel that long you

probably want a good rod, not a Wal-mart quick kit.
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Hoppe's Bore Guides on sale.

Hoppe's Bore Guides, Cleaning Kits & Accessories, Gun Maintenance, Shooting : Cabela's

Dewey cleaning rod; 30C-44 .27 Cal. & up 44’’ - $29.95

.27 Caliber and up Nylon Coated Rods ... J. Dewey Mfg. Gun Care Products

I own both and they work.
Thanks a lot! Ordered both.
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Thanks a lot! Ordered both.
You're welcome.

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Maybe it was the Hoppe's kit, anyway I have two shotguns with 36" bbls. and it works with the longer tip accessories. A good coated rod one piece rod will cost more than two aluminum kits. A plastic chamber guide will help, and is fairly inexpensive.

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Bore snake, starting fluid, clp, & cotton rag.

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I think aluminum is too soft and could end up leaving residue inside the barrel. I like coated rods for worthwhile rifles.
I would also like to find a 9mm hi-power

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