need help with cleaning a gun

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by isrummell, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. isrummell

    isrummell Member

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    Nov 5, 2012
    i bought the Remington fast snap cleaning kit. now im not used to this style of patch puller. the kind im used to has a big rubber washer to old the patch against the barrel. these are just a piece with a slot in it. how does that hold a patch against the barrel of a 12 gauge? maybe im not putting it in right
     
  2. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    It doesn't really. It's more like a swab than a jag. Use the largest patch you can and soak it and run it through then run dry ones down after it.
     

  3. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
    not really sure what you mean.
    i buy a brush to fit each guage, then i make my own swab
    i buy a string mop and take enough strands(we will just say 6) and center a string in the strands. tie a knot, that folds the strands in half ,or doubles the diameter. i use a lead sinker to drop the line through the barrel then add your chemical and pull through
     
  4. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
  5. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2012
    mountains of wv.
  6. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Louisiana
    Yea I use a piece of a white tee shirt and soak it in solvent and keep doing till i get tired and then i pass a dry one and put it up. :D
     
  7. isrummell

    isrummell Member

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    Nov 5, 2012
  8. isrummell

    isrummell Member

    79
    Nov 5, 2012
    i just ended up using the mops in the kit
     
  9. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I don't know why they bother putting the 'loop'
    in a kit for a shotgun.
    I too put a piece of cotton material in it....
    but it still is too small to get much material in it
    to do the job worth a hoot.

    Won't the tip from your old kit fit the new cleaning rod?
    Shotguns are better with a bore snake.....
    bought or homemade.
    For brushes, I use a tornado.
     
  10. isrummell

    isrummell Member

    79
    Nov 5, 2012
    i dont have an old kit. i always used my dads at hme. but i moved so i cant steal his anymore lol.
     
  11. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I also usually finish up with a piece of leather
    [elk/deerskin] with a boot lace tied to it
    and pull it thru for the final pass.
     
  12. isrummell

    isrummell Member

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    Nov 5, 2012
    do u guys use the kits with a cleaning rod or a cable? i was alyas told with the rods u had to be realy careful because if u rub the muzzle u can mark it up and mess up the trajectory. plus if u cant take barrel off u push all the dirt into the action. i like the ones with the plastic coated cables
     
  13. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    If the bore[smooth] is really dirty, and needs a brush,
    that's what I use to get the funk.
    Then a piece of cotton t-shirt on a string, solvent if needed.
    Then the leather.

    If you cut a round piece of leather [and try also with cloth]
    and put a hole in the middle, run a boot lace thru the hole,
    and tie it to a small bead...or button....anything that will
    keep the boot string from pulling thru the leather.
    But you get the picture....and there are other ways to fasten
    it......just experiment.
     
  14. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I still prefer one homemade.
    And yes, pull towards the muzzle.
     
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