GUN Having a hard time finding a cleaning kit for the ar

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    well more or less a specific set of brushes for it. i found a rifle cleaning kit at walmart that cleaned different gauges of shotguns and a .22. would that work?
     
  2. blindarrow

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    So long as it's got a .223 set in there..

    You should just hop on CheaperThanDirt and pick up a truly universal kit for next to nothing.
     
  3. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    Get a Bore Snake for the barrel and keep in the buttstock.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    sometimes you can find some cheap usgi m16 cleaning kits too.
     
  5. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I use a boresnake and just spray down the rest with CLP
     
  6. eWRXshun

    eWRXshun hai

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    no gun store around you where you can just buy a one piece rod, a .22 cal brush, a patch puller, some patches and appropriate solvents/lubricants?
     
  7. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i can get that in the kit at walmart but i needed to make sure something like the .22 would fit the .223. i'm needing to get it asap b/c i'm shooting it saturday. nothing specifically says .223 on it so i wasnt sure if something else would come close enough to work
     
  8. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    If you do get a rod, as eWRXshun said, get a one piece rod with a bearing handle. They are a more expensive, but worth it if you want to really protect the barrel.
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

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    yeah i found one and thats what i want to get b/c i've got oil, lube and wipes in my other kit. i just need the brushes.
     
  10. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Boresnake.. if you use wolf.. it will be 25 cleaning patches or 1-2 pulls with the boresnake
     
  11. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    Good to hear you got a good rod, now get a Hoppe's #1250 : .22 caliber Tornado Brush and your set. Any .22 cal rifle brush will work as long as it fits your rod thread.

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    BoreSnake's is the only thing I use in my guns... like Y2kAccord says, 1-2 pulls and your done. Looking down the barrel the bore will look like glass also... they are that good.
     
  12. Pineapple Devil

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    ya know, i didnt even remember it until now but the place i bought my ar from has bore snakes. i'll get one from there when i go get some wolf on friday. is that really all i'll need to clean the barrel is a bore snake?
     
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    +1 for boresnakes. Makes me wish i got one long ago for my .22

    but every once and a while its good to do a thourough cleaning on it.
     
  14. Bdog

    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    Yep, either a dry pass or put a couple drops of oil on the brush of the snake. Make one pass with oil, then 1 more pass and your done.

    Just a reminder, always run a brush from the action to the crown. That's what nice about the snake, you have a long leader and then pull it through. With a rod you have to put the rod down the barrel, screw on the brush, pull through, unscrew the brush and repeat 5-10 times.
     
  15. eWRXshun

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    i run my brushes from action to crown then back to the action w/o unscrewing.

    i use nylon bristled brushes, though. takes a little longer than copper but cleans just the same.
     
  16. Pineapple Devil

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    so the bore snake works like a squeegee for a paintball gun
     
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    Bdog ...but do I really care?

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    ^^

    Probably close, it takes some effort to get the snake pulled through the barrel. The snake is a woven and is a lot larger in diameter than the barrel.

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    its got a brass weight on the end, followed by a length of thin rope. Then thicker, more porous rope which is the right diameter for the bore. Behind that, is a copper brush that is the right bore, then a fatter rope.


    so it clears loose debris from the bore with the more porous rope, then brushes and spins as it brushes for the packed on stuff, then wipes clean with teh fatter rope.

    I like to throw a patch w/ hoppes number 9 first, but thats just me.
     
  19. 993kgt

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    don't get the "MIL SPEC" kit, it sucks ass...liek someone said, get the one piece rod w/ the T handle that is ergonomic
     
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    plus if you have a muzzle guard it makes it even easier. I don't care for nylon brushes though, too weak :o
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    oh and if you're getting a rod look at the Tipton carbon fiber models, they're great.
     
  22. m.i.a.

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    Its intresting no one has even mentioned a pipe cleaner for the gas tube on the bolt.
     
  23. eWRXshun

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    because with 35k psi blowing down the fucking thing, it doesn't need to be cleaned.
     
  24. Bigsnake

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    I don't know how quickly the AR's barrel fouls with copper or how often you run it through yours but the boresnake I had sucked at getting copper build up out of the mini-14. You still had to use a road, copper solvent, and brush at some point to get it all removed. One or two passes (I did even more) with the bore snake does NOT get that out.
     
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    I thought about that too, I'm sure boresnakes are great for a quick run through but theres no way a cotton swab with some bristle in it is going to clean a barrel better than a rod plus brushes, solvents, patches, etc.
     

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