Bore Guides?

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by SEHunter, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. SEHunter

    SEHunter New Member

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    Many of us (includiong myself) probably dont see too many technical issues with cleaning a rifle barrel but i came across the break-in procedure by a guy named "Speedy" that is supposidly a well known gunsmith as well as a serious target shooter and in the article, they were gung ho on using a bore guide, and talked about how carelessly using a regular rod with no bore guide has damaged even new barrels to the point that accuracy suffered under 100 rounds. They scoped barrels to show what damage was done and it made me want to do all they recommended after i got through reading. Now i am the gullable consumer once again and am wanting to go buy all this stuff. Take a look:


    http://www.rifle-accuracy-reports.com/barrel-break-in.html
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Bore guides work really well if your using jags. Not so much that it matters if your using ye olde loop to hold patches.

    I use jags and bore guides. The jp guides are superb for ar15.

    Brushes jags loops one way only from breech to muzzle. No scrubbing

    Never heard of "speedy" till you brought him up.
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I HAVE heard of him. If I could catch him id blow his poser butt to the next week. He is one of them that gives gunsmiths a bad rep. He spouts what his betters have said and claims it as his. The guides do work awesomely no doubt about that. But they don't seem to make as big a difference as they claim.
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I've pretty much converted to using guides on my target guns.

    Hunting guns get the standard though.

    Either way is breech to muzzle only.
     
  5. SEHunter

    SEHunter New Member

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    I know dude. that article was getting on my nerves because they refered to barrels as if they are as fragile as a flower. i know the rifling can be damaged with carelessness but if all they say is true, i probably dont have a single gun with a good barrel. i have never used guides but i have always used good one piece rods and premium brushes with no sharp edges.
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Good rods and brushes make all the difference. Bore snakes as well
     
  7. SEHunter

    SEHunter New Member

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    well, i bought one anyway. I didnt get the one that the "speedy" article raves about but it is pretty handy. Im not sure exactly how much it protects the barrel from my nylon coated rod but i will say this- it sure does do a good job in keeping all solvents and oil from getting in the action. the rubber o-ring fits snug in the chamber and all fluids are restricted to the barrel. its worth it to me for that alone.