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Bore Guides? Bore Snakes? Bore Brushes? Patches?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dynasty, Mar 18, 2008.

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  1. Dynasty

    Dynasty Member

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    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.
     
  2. drphil

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    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.
     
  4. strat81

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    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.
     
  5. rangerruck

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    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.
     
  6. Dynasty

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    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...
     
  7. Dionysusigma

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    One will work for both. I use the same bore snake for my .22WRF as my AR-15.
     
  8. Dynasty

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    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?
     
  9. Savage3006

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    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.
     
  10. SSN Vet

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    what's wrong with the cleaning kit that comes with the Saiga?
     
  11. Daemon688

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    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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