Just wanted to say hello to everyone here and say to the organizers and members that this site is excellent and extremely well run.
I have been lurking here for a few weeks now and have found a wealth of information and wonderful attitudes too.
I recently returned to recreational shooting (paper punching) after a long 20 yr hiatus (Don't ask but suffice it to say it had to do with the first wife)
I have since remarried and purchased a couple small caliber rifles for my stepson and I to shoot together. His is a Savage 22 LR bolt action and mine is a Savage 22-250 bolt.
I love these guns and have had a ball teaching him the basics of safety as well as shooting.
My question(s) relate to cleaning equipment and the preferences of you more experienced members.
Currently, I am using a 22 cal. all pupose kit with brass cleaning rod and swivel T-handle. I am interested in finding out how you folks feel about using a Bore Snake for quick (non-teardown) cleanings. Also, I saw the Otis kits and was wondering how these two kits compare and what the pros & cons are for each, if any.
I don't mind spending a few extra bucks for a quality kit. I just want it to be effective and fairly easy to use. those are things I'm willing to pay extra for.
I searched the forums already and didn't find anything helpful for these questions. If I missed something please feel free to point me in the right direction and I'll happily read on wherever I need to.
Thanks in advance to all of you and safe shooting!