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Old 01-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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I was wondering which bore brush is a good pick. I know some like the bronze, and some like the nylon, and some like stainless steel. That aside, Is there a company that blows the rest away with a well built brush? Like what brand does the us military use?

I just get sick of buying the junk ones every couple months. I would spend some more money on one that lasts.

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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The military gets their stuff from the lowest bidder.

I've used bore snakes, and I really like them, however I don't currently use one. I think my current bore brush may be made by hoppes, but I didn't save the packaging.

What are you cleaning?

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I use a 26" cleaning rod by Pro-Shot,it works really good. I also have a hoppes #9 bore snake that ive never used

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I have the boresnake too. It works very well, but I like to run a brush and patch thru before I run the snake. I just feel like It does a little better.

Im usually cleaning a saiga ak. I only shoot russian ammo, and it gets very dirty, very quickly. Im not worried so much about getting it 'nothing on the patch' clean, it is an ak afterall. I just want a brush that will last, do a good job, and be as effective as possible,,, before I run my boresnake.

Im looking at brownells double tough brusheshttp://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1244/sku=084-144-300/Product/Fits-30-Rifle-pak-3 they 'look' pretty good

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Also, if theres a solvent that anyone thinks is best for crappy ammo residue, Id love to hear it. I still use hoppes9, Ive tried a few(mpro7, breakfree clp, strikehold) and none have done any better in the cleaning dept.

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Also, if theres a solvent that anyone thinks is best for crappy ammo residue, Id love to hear it. I still use hoppes9, Ive tried a few(mpro7, breakfree clp, strikehold) and none have done any better in the cleaning dept.
I do know of something that would work very well for you, without using a brush. I started using a foaming bore cleaner called Wipe Out. I tried this product after doing a lot of research in the internet. This stuff works better than any product I have ever tried. I carefully swap the barrels of my guns first to get out the loose fouling. I then insert a cotton swab in the chamber and fill the barrel with the foaming bore cleaner from the muzzle end. I use the cotton swab in the chamber to prevent the solvent from running out and getting into the action. I leave the foam solution in the barrel for about three hours, but for heavily fouled barrels it can be left in overnight. This stuff will not damage the metal. I finish by running a few patches down the barrel to remove the solution. I was surprised by how much fouling was removed by this stuff, after I had already swabbed the barrel with the copper solution I usually use. You don't even need to coat the inside of the barrel with oil afterwards because this stuff has anti-corrosive agents in it.

You mentioned Hoppe's 9 solvent. Hoppe's 9 is great for removing carbon fouling on metal surfaces but it is just not strong enough to remove lead or copper very well. Hoppe's 9 is also a great metal preservative. I have been wiping down my guns with this stuff for a long time and the bluing on all of my guns still looks new, even my 40 year-old Win 94.
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good info turf, Ill look into that

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Also, if there's a solvent that anyone thinks is best for crappy ammo residue, Id love to hear it. I still use hoppes9, Ive tried a few(mpro7, breakfree clp, strikehold) and none have done any better in the cleaning dept.
Try this........

Ed's Red' Bore Cleaner

Home made, cheap and really works good on crud.
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Try this........

Ed's Red' Bore Cleaner

Home made, cheap and really works good on crud.
Swerts 7.62 or butchs bore shine both are great
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Swerts 7.62 or butchs bore shine both are great
Its sweets 7.62 not swerts sorry
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