Is there anything wrong with using a large cotton swab to clean your bore?


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Drjones
August 24, 2004, 06:01 PM
Hi all.

A while ago I came across a large cotton/synthetic swab thing that screws onto the end of a cleaning rod that I've been using on my 12 ga and I like it a lot.

I just bought another for my pistols.

Is there anything wrong with using one of those instead of patches?

I use a brush first, with CLP of course, then follow up with the swab and more CLP.

Much easier and more economical than patches.

Anything wrong with that?


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Standing Wolf
August 24, 2004, 06:18 PM
I'd be skeptical of using a swab that wasn't clean. As long as it's clean, it's probably doing a better job than a single patch.

Drjones
August 24, 2004, 06:20 PM
I do clean it after every time I use it. :)

ddc
August 25, 2004, 12:08 AM
Are you referring to a "bore mop" ?

I've got several but the disadvantage compared to patches is it gets dirty quickly and then you have to clean it.

I guess they are a alternative way to apply your CLP (or whatever) but I could easily get by without it.

rayra
August 25, 2004, 01:17 AM
I use them as a post-cleaning oil applicator. No issue with having to clean them, and they are basically 'pre-oiled' from the prior uses. I just punch the bore and I'm done.

Drjones
August 25, 2004, 01:34 PM
I use them as a post-cleaning oil applicator. No issue with having to clean them, and they are basically 'pre-oiled' from the prior uses. I just punch the bore and I'm done.

That sounds like what I'm going to start doing!

Use a patch for the dirt and gunk and then just use the swab for oil.

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