GUN What's a good AR cleaning kit?

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  1. Slick26

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    And I mean something that has everything that I need. I hate picking stuff up individually.
    A full kit would be ideal. :x:
     
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    I have a cleaing thread in the archive. The truth is cleaning kits come in two forms. Inexpensive but garbage, or expensive but with just about everything you need but twice as much as you could get by buying individually.

    For a AR the first thing you should get is a good one piece rod like a dewey. The segmented rods which can get bent out of alignment easily can scratch the shit out of your bore. The bore snakes work well when clean, but are like wiping your ass with dirty toliet paper when dirty.

    A special scaper for the inside of the bolt carrier is nice, but a 308 case works too (kinda but not really).

    CJ Weapons Lug Recess Swabs are great for cleaning the lug area.

    Lastly you just need patches and solvent. So really it's like 5 things. You can go to midwayusa order all 5 and be done with it.
     
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    Thanks yar.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Boresnake, toothbrush, solvent, and break free.

    P.s. Yar how do you clean a boresnake?
     
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    Probably warm water and soap.
     
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    put it inside a sock and throw it in the washer is the easiest way
     
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    Not a bad idea.
     
  8. I use the Mark Brown scraper. When I do it I don't bother to try and scrape all the carbon out, I just get most of it out with a few twists and leave the small amount still there alone. Is that how you do it? It looks like the design of the scraper is to that it doesn't bottom out and have the cutting tip attack the carrier itself.
     
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    Yes I'm using the mark brown myself. I generally give it two turns with pressure and then tap the carrier on the table to shake out the carbon.
     
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    I'm using gunbutter and it's a lot better than when I was using mobile 1. Still have to scape though. Makes me really start considering a pistol upper.
     
  11. How much gun butter are you using on the carrier rails? I apply a thin layer like the gun butter people say, but after a couple hundred rounds it's noticeably harder to pull back on the charging handle. Do you reapply it periodically during events?
     
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    I get gunbutter for free.
     
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    Just get KG1 Carbon Remover for cleaning and be done with it
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    KG1 for removing carbon
    KG12 for solvent
    Slip2000 degreaser for general cleaning
     
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    People sure like cleaning supplies, I personally use a boresnake and a chamber brush and haven't seen the need for more than that yet.
     
  16. Other than my carbon scraper I just use a chamber brush, patches, qtips, and a boresnake.
     
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    If you stake your ego or life on a tool then you make the extra effort I guess. For me if I travel 2-16 hours to a match, invest $$$ and practice I want to eliminate as many of the potential problems as possible. God knows I have enough of them while on the clock. I don't need to add any more.

    While I have to admit I do not always do so I try to treat practice and local matches like a big match just so I keep my head strait. That means cleaning the gun like it was going to a big match but of course I'm 50% on this.
     

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