Recomendations on Cleaning Rods and Accessories

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Bioman, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Bioman

    Bioman New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Any particular make that is decent but wont break the bank account?
    Also what accesories for usage with it, brushes, mops etc.:confused:
  2. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Pop into your local gunshop and take their advice. A good gunshop wont sell you more than you need.

    To keep the cost down, and do a better job, I use a lot of other brushes, old tooth brushes are good, I use my 12g brush on rifle receivers and often a 1" paintbrush to dust out rifle mag wells etc.
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  3. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

    Nov 19, 2008
    Akron, Ohio
    I quit using cleaning rods and have gone to bore snakes. I have one for each caliber I own. They are convenient and for several of my longguns that happen to have storage in the pistol grip they stay with each gun instead of my needing to lug a cleaning kit around. Rods can damage your bore and crown if not used carefully; bore snakes avoid that problem. I paid around $16.00-$17.00 a piece for mine.
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    I've got rods and jags and brushes and all that happy horse kaka, but it pretty much sits in the corner, while I use Ballistol on a boresnake.

    Toothbrushes used to be good, but the nylon they use now for both the brush and the bristles will melt when it is used with many gun cleaning liquids. I suggest a brush made especially for gun cleaning. The M16 brush is excellent.
  5. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

    Aug 23, 2003
    For rilfe and shotguns I like single piece stainless steel and for pistols the plastic ones like Glock puts in their cases.
  6. Bioman

    Bioman New Member

    Apr 23, 2009
    I am told to be carefull of the barrel rim. Do you use a guide?
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