GUN List you essential cleaning supplies

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  1. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Was going through my small collection today and doing some cleaning when I got to thinking about how random my cleaning setup is. I'm thinking about splurging and buying a good cleaning setup that will do everything I could ever need. Something for each caliber, whether it be pistol, rifle, or shotgun.

    What's a good cleaning kit? What are essential solvents? Oils? Grease? Dry lubes?

    My current process has been to buy a brass bore brush for whatever gun I need it for, and a jag as well. I occaisionally pick up a bottle or two of oil or solvents depending on what looks good that day, but I don't really have a preferred brand or anything.

    Thoughts?

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    Soybomb New Member

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    I think people get crazy with their elaborate cleaning rituals. I use hoppes as a powder solvent, clp for general oil lubrication, some grease in a syringe for most lubrication that has since been refilled with mobil 1 grease (its pink!), and eezox for rust prevention (and I think I'd probably be okay with going to clp only for that even). I have dewey jags and they seem to work. I rarely use brushes.

    If your gun shoots the same on $15 worth of cleaning gear as it does on $150 worth of gear, I don't see what the extra money goes for. Bench rest shooters may have different needs and expecatations than me.
     
  3. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Oh, I'm far from the religious cleaning type. I just like to have the best of items when I do need to use them.
     
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    Hoppes #9 and some gauze

    I'll use the bore brush every few trips as well. I don't go crazy with cleaning, but I've never had a problem :dunno:
     
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    Boresnake is required, imo. great tool

    I also have some hoppes #9, various bore brushes that I rarely use, as well as cleaning jags, cloth patches, cleaning rod, etc, etc, etc.

    99.9% of the time I use the bore-snake and some rem-oil.
     
  6. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    Boresnake, Hoppes, CLP, jags, brushes, rod, silicone cloth. I cut my own patches out of old cotton t-shirts.
     
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    +1 on the boresnake, i run it through a couple times after i've finished cleaning the barrel just to make sure everything is out of there. other than that i use Hoppes solvent and oil, some q-tips, patches, rod, and thats about it.

    I do clean mine with 24 hours (at the latest) after every use. Usually i sit down and grab a cold drink, pop in a movie, and enjoy the relaxed feeling i get after shooting while i clean up.
     
  8. Boresnakes, Breakfree CLP, patches, brushes, q-tips.
     
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    I have a combo rifle/shotgun rod and brush kit. Unfortunately the rod was shit and bent and snapped. It was made of brass, but I had another aluminum one on hand. I use that for my rifles, usually some hopes or foaming bore cleaner first then brush. I think they're either brass or copper brushes. Need to pick up some nylon, then jag clean and wet with clp.

    I'm thinking that when my clp runs out i'll try using remoil. my dad's had excellent luck with it, and it seems that it has a little better rust prevention . That's about it. Hoppes no.9, clp, and foaming bore cleaner for most solutions. windex with amonia for the corrosive stuff.
     
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    Slip2000.

    It's the best stuff on the market right now.

    Then a jag for bore cleaning (running pads through it).
    A bore brush.
    Some Powder Cleaner to use on the pads.
    Chamber brush for us AR folk.

    Umm, and then a bunch of q-tips and other cleaning rags.
     
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    Hoppes 9, CLP, and Hoppes Elite gun oil.

    Boresnake, 1pc stainless rod, and brass jags. Nylon brush for when things get REALLY dirty.
     
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    Weaponshield.

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    Google around a bit, I've never seen a corrosion test that didn't wind up with clp near the top and remoil further down.

    ex: http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
     
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    Hoppes #9, CLP/weapon shield, boresnake, windex, dish soap, hot water. (last three for the mosin)
     
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    Boresnake, hotwater and soap, then oil is all my guns get.
     
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    Dawt
     
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    CLP and some patches/brushes. Interested in trying some weapon shield though
     

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