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Old 06-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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so what cleaning rods do you use and or recomend? especially for longer barrel lengths? brass, gi style, aluminum, etc etc?
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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I use the otis system when possible. Aluminum if I need to and wood on bp rifles.
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Soft steel, one piece rods are the best way to go. and preferably used with a bore guide.

Avoid aluminum like the plague.
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J. Dewy Rods

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

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Definitely use a one-piece rod. I use stainless steel rods. The carbon fiber rods are great also. I also use bore guides. For my bolt-action rifles I have bore guides that take the place of the bolt. I also have a couple that slip over the cleaning rods. For my M1A I have one that fits on the barrel because the rod has to be inserted from the muzzle end. I also use bore-specific jags for the patches instead of the usual patch holders. The jags make a much more effective use of the patch during the cleaning process. The old loop patch holders tend to rub against the bore edges.
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I don't have allot of experience with different brands but I really like the Bore Tech stuff I just got for my first rifle (Rem 700 .308 SPS Varmint).

Bore Stix

Proof Positive Jags

Patch Guide

Proof Positve Brushes


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