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Old February 6, 2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Cleaning Kits

I'm looking to buy a good rifle cleaning kit. Does anyone know of any kits that work really well?
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Old February 6, 2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Hoppes, a "basic" cleaning rod, and some old rags and patches have kept mine and my grandads rifles clean for years and years.
I dont think you need a specific kit.
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Old February 6, 2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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I recently bought the Remington squeegie cable pull kit that comes in a tote bag. The squeegies are ok as a replacement for patches, but I still keep a cleaning rod that breaks down in the kit too for brushes. I mostly like it because I can carry other cleaning supplies in the tote part of the bag.
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Old February 6, 2013, 07:18 PM   #4
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I like Otis, but many don't like pull-through which can get stuck. I think breech to muzzle cleaning makes sense.
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Old February 6, 2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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There really isn't any good kit that serves all needs, so most shooters eventually just build their own kit.

Buy a fishing tackle box and label compartments for each caliber.
Buy GOOD one-piece stainless steel or carbon fiber rods and buy the tips, patches, and brushes for each caliber.

This way when you add a new caliber, all you have to do is buy tips and brushes.
Usually, for rifles and shotguns you can get by with two one-piece rods, and one pistol rod.
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