Bore Guides? Bore Snakes? Bore Brushes? Patches?


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Dynasty
March 18, 2008, 01:03 AM
Could someone point me in the right direction here? I need cleaning supplies (bore cleaning) for the following rifles:

-Saiga 7.62x39
-Mosin Nagant M44
-Marlin Model 60

From www.midwayusa.com could someone link me to the bore cleaning supplies I need to properly keep the rifles in good performing order?

I will be using BreakFree CLP and Hoppe's #9 as solvents/lubes.

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drphil
March 18, 2008, 02:27 AM
This is where I get all of my cleaning supplies.

http://www.deweyrods.com/

go_bang
March 18, 2008, 08:56 AM
I can't set you up with links right now, but here is what you will want to search for:

For the Saiga and Mosin you need equipment to fit .30 caliber.

For the Marlin 60 I would not bother with cleaning rods and the like. A .22 caliber boresnake will work just fine.

For patches any basic white cotton 2x2 in will be fine.

One item I would also pick up is a pack of lint-free cotton swabs. If Midway does not have these you can find them at Radio Shack in packs of 100. A drop or two of Breakfree on the end of one of these is great for getting the gunk out of all the tight spots.

As for a cleaner and lube Breakfree is all I have ever used. Works great.

strat81
March 18, 2008, 11:10 AM
Pick up boresnakes in appropriate calibers.
Pick up brass jags in appropriate calibers.
Pick up bronze AND nylon brushes in appropriate calibers.
Pick up a brass loop.
Pick up a coated rod or a brass cleaning rod.

And lots of Q-tips.

rangerruck
March 18, 2008, 12:01 PM
I carry two bore snakes in all my bags, one for dry , and one to put a couple of drops of cleaner on. I also use one piece rods, and segment rod kits, in the various cals I need. Why? If I am going to clean at home, i will use the one piece rod, If i am at the bench, and feel the bore is too dirty, or is coppered up, i will use the segmented rod kit, to do a better cleaning job, than the bore snake. Just be careful with them.

Dynasty
March 18, 2008, 07:25 PM
Would it be wise to get separate bore snakes; one for the AK and one for the Mosin or will one for both be ok?

Wow some cleaning rods are $40...

Dionysusigma
March 18, 2008, 08:25 PM
One will work for both. I use the same bore snake for my .22WRF as my AR-15.

Dynasty
March 20, 2008, 12:49 AM
I keep hearing how bore snakes are not as effective as a rod, brushes, and patches. That being said could someone link me to a cheap and inexpensive rod along with brushes and patches from midwayusa.com?

Savage3006
March 20, 2008, 08:02 AM
I use the cleaning rod at home, but I always carry a bore snake in the field in case I have to give my rifle a quick clean. I also use this small cleaning kit from Otis. Works well and it is tiny.

SSN Vet
March 20, 2008, 11:39 AM
what's wrong with the cleaning kit that comes with the Saiga?

Daemon688
March 20, 2008, 11:43 AM
I own 3 saigas and I have yet to receive the cleaning kit. The best I've got thus far has been the oiler bottless :scrutiny:

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