Originally Posted by John_Deer
I have seen a number of ruined military rifles that were cleaned with a steel rod. The rifling was gone near the bore from cleaning with a steel rod. This was the most common fault with SKS and AK rifles that flooded gun shops in the 80's. You could buy em for $50 each but you had to go check them carefully to leave with a functioning and accurate rifle.
They weren't ruined by STEEL rods, they were ruined by JOINTED rods.
Read Fred Sinclair's information on bore cleaning. (Fred is one of the foremost bench rest authorities)
I didn't fight to defend your freedom so you could vote to take away mine.
"A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill."