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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Rifle Cleaning Equipment

What equipment do you use rod, rope, vise, brushes, etc. to clean your rifle inside & out ?

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Rifle Cleaning Equipment

For genral after-the-range cleaning:
Kleen-Bore bronze/phosphore bore brushes
Kleen-Bore Brass Rod
Kleen-Bore bronze breech brush
Kleen-Bore chamber brush (several caliber sizes larger than the bore)
Kleen-Bore Brass scraping tool
Hoppes No 9 Powder Solvent
RemOil Gun Oil
Any clean white cotton cloth for patches, store bought, old t-shirts (cut to size)
Brass and plastic slotted jags, and piston type jags
Birchwood Casey Synthetic Safe Gun Scrubber (a degreaser for hosing-off brushes after use)
Powder Free Latex surgical gloves
Q-Tips
Pipe Cleaners
wooded chopsticks (tip shaped to a chisle point)
Safety Goggles
0000 degreased steel wool
Pleanty of cotton autoshop towels

Use a rod to clean rifle and pistol that is designed to swivel on it's axis
Use a non-swiveling rod for shotgun or any smooth bore

A lot of the equipment listed is also more for my pistols and shotguns too.

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
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Toothbrushes for action/bolts/triggers and other small places.

Bronze bore brushes for hunting rifles and nylon for target rifles. Bronze chamber brushes also.

Tipton single piece carbon fiber rods for benchtop and range cleaning and Hoppe's aluminum multi-piece rods in the field box.

Cotton patches.

Brass and plastic jags.

Set of Torx and Allen wrenches and various size screwdrivers.

Montana Extreme and/or Sweet's for copper removal. Montana Cowboy for powder/lead fouling.

3 in 1 oil or gun oil for lubrication, WD-40 for cleaning (mild solvent), brake parts cleaner for degreasing/drying.

Zeiss lense cleaning solution for optics.

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Location: Northern Minnesota
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Who makes a good 1-piece cleaning rod ?

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Location: Misouri
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Dewey makes the best rods money can buy in my humble opinion.

Dewey Rod
Bronze bore brushs
Cotton patches
Stoney Point bore guide
Rubbing alcohol
CLP for bearing surface points
JB Bore Paste (only when accruacy begins to degrade)
Bore Snake for quick field use

Dats it.

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Remington, What do you use the rubbing alcohol for ?

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Location: Misouri
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That's my secret bore cleaner! It's all I use anymore. I clean immediatley after shooting when the barrel is still warm with a bronze brush and alchohol. Then wrap a patch on and older bronze brush and alcohol until clean. Then dry patch until dry. I was taught this at a sniper school from boys down in Mississippi. Works like a champ.

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I'll try it. L.E. or military sniper school ?

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Location: Misouri
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L.E., NRA Precision Rifle Instructor, H&K Precision Rifle Instructor. Never been in the military but have attending a few sniper schools (open to military and LE) with them as well as being instructed by them (which still does NOT make me in the military).

Anyhow it's a neat trick and works like a champ. Best of luck.

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You can probably save mega $$$ by using rubbing alcohol as a bore solvent.
I used to be a big fan of Mpro7. I still am, but just am no longer willing to pay the high price it commands, plus it gets more difficult to find. I just went back to using Hoppes No.9. It's cheaper, it works, and I can find it anywhere gun care products are sold. Call me crazy, but I still don't like it's aroma. You mentioned rubbing alcohol a while back and I'm still meaning to give it a try.

One gun care product I have always sworn by is Remington's RemOil as a lubricant. I use it on all my firearms, even on other mechanical things around the house. Excellent stuff !!!!!!!!! Have tried everything else out there on the market, you name it. I like Remoil the best.

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