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Best Gun Cleaning Kit?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by TacoNH, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Apr 28, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    TacoNH

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    So I've got an old cardboard box I haul out each time I give my guns their proper cleaning but after ten plus years it's a mess of patches, sprays, oils, snakes of guns I don't own anymore, and I want to purchase just a nice single kit and clean my act up. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Apr 29, 2017 at 12:39 AM
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    Are you asking for a certain gun or something for any pistol or any rifle you might have? I think the consensus is to keep a bottle of Mpro7 cleaner and CLP spray around, maybe some grease for the slides.

    I bought this for my AR, you should be able to use something like this on every gun by using larger patches and bore brushes.

    https://www.amazon.com/Real-Avid-22...=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1493451518&sr=1-2
     
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  3. Apr 29, 2017 at 1:07 AM
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    I have so many "kits" and left over this and that. I just grabbed a small steel tote tool box with a tray from sears. years ago for bench cleaning and put all the stuff in it. I have a small kit like the one listed above for the range.
     
  4. Apr 29, 2017 at 1:26 AM
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    im mean to my guns tho so opinions may differ lol , the set Caligula listed is pretty sweet tho
     
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    It's been years (decades maybe?) since I've bought an entire "kit". Now I keep all my cleaning stuff, which includes remnants of said kits, in a Plano box with a couple of trays. I just bring the entire thing with me, be it at the range or on a hunting trip. That way I know I won't forget something. Works well for me given the variety & range of firearms I shoot. The only item not included is a coated barrel cleaning rod. Bore snakes are fine for the road/range. I do review the contents periodically for potential replenishment, discard, etc.
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  6. Apr 29, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    I think I'm just going to buy a Plano case and replace the cardboard box! I've got a slew of firearms but mostly hunting related calibers. Just starting to get into the fun rounds like 5.56, etc.
     
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    CLP spray is not cheap, good lord.
     
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    I like the large handled kits the best, they allow you to really put your shoulder into cleaning bores. Cotton patches are the best, I am not a big fan of the synthetic fiber type, they just don't absorb well.

    As far as bore solvents, Shooter's Choice is excellent if you can find it. I like Hoppes too, it leaves a light oily residue in the bore when you are finished.

    To remove copper, get some Sweet's 66, but make sure you clean all of the residue out and follow up with a lightly oiled patch. Use this stuff in a well ventilated room, the smell is overpowering. Don't use this stuff on a stainless barrel.

    To remove lead, use a copper bore brush. Mercury works the best for hopelessly lead-fouled barrels, but it can be messy.
     
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    I bought a wooden box years & years ago and have been adding to it since.

    OP, if your looking for an all in one kit look at Otis' kits. They make quality products an in my opinion the best bore brushes that I've ever used. Not sure what caliber your looking to clean, but for 9mm, get the #38 bore brush instead of the #35 brush. It's a little oversized, but cleans the barrel a lot faster.
     
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    Great advice in here!
     
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    Thats what I use on all my toys, along with some hoppes oil.
     
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    Is a dedicated copper solvent something you would say is a must to keep on hand, more than just some Hoppes? Is it needed more on an AR?
     
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    Yes, you should get a dedicated copper solvent. If you clean out all the carbon fouling with something like MPro-7 or Hoppes, then hit the barrel with a copper solvent, you'll definitely get blue streaks on the patch.

    I recommend Montana Xtreme. It's not super aggressive like Sweets, but it is also fairly bore safe. If you can manage with the foaming bore cleaner, Wipe-Out definitely strips copper and you'd be amazed by how much comes out. The foaming bore cleaner can be a pain to use, though.

    On the AR, I'll use the copper solvent on stainless steel barrels every cleaning, but with a chrome lined bore, I use a copper solvent on a less frequent interval.
     
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    At work we use Otis, Montana cleaners or the full series of KG cleaners and lube.
     

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