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Old September 27, 2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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gun cleaning kit recommendations needed

can anyone recommend a decent all around gun cleaning kit that can clean both rifles and shotguns? when I check sites like Cabela's it's a bit overwhelming looking at the sheer selection of stuff. I don't even know where to start. i'd like something decent, not cheaply made.
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Old September 27, 2010, 05:32 PM   #2
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I really like the Otis system and Bore Snakes.
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Old September 27, 2010, 07:50 PM   #3
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Another thumbs up for the Otis system. They have a kit for any budget.
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Old September 28, 2010, 10:02 AM   #4
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I got rid of all my rods and brushes, I got tired of having miss matched threads on everything, and replaced them with one piece rods and brushes from kleen bore with no regrets.
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Old September 28, 2010, 12:35 PM   #5
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Add another vote for Otis. Best cleaning kit the Air Force has ever issued me.

The Cabelas brand kits are pretty good too. Come with a couple different size rods and brushes that will clean anything from a .22 to a 12 gauge.
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Old September 28, 2010, 03:20 PM   #6
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Here's the Kit

then you will need a rod or 2
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Old September 28, 2010, 08:00 PM   #7
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Any "Kit" that has a jointed rod, the rod is usually junk. Like psyscobily said get the midway one then buy one piece cleaning rods.

The jointed ones break
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Old September 28, 2010, 08:58 PM   #8
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I'd recommend getting a fairly long cleaning rod too - no less than 36". If you clean from the breech rather than the muzzle (which is better because you don''t risk damaging the crown) then you need the extra length - at least, I need it when cleaning my old Mosin Nagant and that doesn't have a particularly long barrel.
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Old September 30, 2010, 01:57 PM   #9
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I love Tipton cleaning rods. I've also used Deweys but didn't like them at all. The coating came off after a couple of uses, and the handle just imo wasn't that great. The Tipton doesn't have a coating to wear off, and I love the handle on it. I'd get a Tipton rod then just a nice set of brushes and jags.
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Old October 4, 2010, 12:14 AM   #10
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Another vote for the Otis system. I haven’t used any of my rods since I bought an Otis system. Check out their videos on the use of the Otis systems.
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