Cleaning kit

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by lead, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    I had a 3 piece Outer's cleaning rod kit for .22's that I've used for years. Tonight, while cleaning a Savage MkII, one of the rods broke.
    Since it looks like I'm gonna need a new cleaning rod, I thought I'd ask what all of you prefer. The 3 piece rod was nice cause I could use just one rod for most pistols. A single piece rod might be better, or a boresnake might be best.
    Thinking mostly about .22 rifles, what do you like most and recommend?
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    I like and use boresnakes for range cleanings. They are worth the money. For a serious cleaning kit, Otis is the way to go.

  3. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    I use whatever I can find at a good price - get most of my stuff at auctions.
  4. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    Bore snake:) Cliff
  5. phinsnfur1

    phinsnfur1 Member

    Jan 28, 2009
    Otis I use it for everything from 22 to shotguns works great
  6. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    I like the Otis system---just can't figure out how to use their patches.
  7. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    I've broken more aluminum three piece rods that I care to mention, right at the threaded area. I'm going to get some steel one piece rods and use on all my rifles, with a bore guide for the AR. Pricey but worth it. However, I also like bore snakes. The may not get your bore squeaky clean but they are good enough. I only use a rod once in a great while.
  8. about once a year i use a brass rod for deleading my 22,s.i have bore snakes that i take to the range and use them about every 50 rounds on 22,s and between each shot on my tactical rifles. old semperfi
  9. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    One-piece rods last a LONG time :)

    Get one for your rifles...
    and use your leftovers for your pistols!!
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