cleaning rods

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jjfuller1, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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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?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I use the otis system when possible. Aluminum if I need to and wood on bp rifles.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.:(
     
  4. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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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.
     
  5. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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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
    http://www.boretech.com/products/borestix7mm.shtml

    Proof Positive Jags
    http://www.boretech.com/products/borestixpatchjagsproof.shtml

    Patch Guide
    http://www.boretech.com/products/patchguide.shtml

    Proof Positve Brushes
    http://www.boretech.com/products/riflebrushes1packnylonproof.shtml

    Eliminator
    http://www.boretech.com/products/eliminator.shtml