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Minimalist Cleaning Kit?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by BerettaNut92, Jan 14, 2003.

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  1. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    Could I get by well-stocked with lots of brake cleaner, a bottle of breakfree, and boresnakes for each caliber?
     
  2. Kevlarman

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    I'd still get some real rods in addition of the boresnakes. As good as they are, there's no substitute for real scrubbing with a rod.
    And besides, you can't hammer out a barrel obstruction with a snake. :)
     
  3. Kahr carrier

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    Brake Cleaner??????
     
  4. TarpleyG

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    Cleans EVERYTHING off metal parts. Do not use on plastic though. They sell Gun Scrubber for $7 a can and you can get Brakleen (the same crap) for $2-$3 a can.

    GT
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    I have replaced Break Free w/ Militec, for what it's worth ;) I'd add a rag to your kit too.
     
  6. No4Mk1

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    When I read the topic, that was almost exactly the kit I was thinking of. However, I would suggest this for "field expedient" cleaning, not for long term maintenance. My habit is to use the "field expedient" method after each range session then give a good cleaning once a month. My CCW is exempt from this, and gets a thorough cleaning after each use.
     
  7. Dave Markowitz

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    Make up some Ed's Red . It's a good general purpose gun cleaner, and I've found it handy around the house, too.
     
  8. sm

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    Otis Pull through system. Skunk you'll like the Tactical Kit :D

    At the range with students I can go from 22lr to 12 bore. Yes I have even removed squib loads. I prefer to use a steel un-coated rod for serious removal of stuck rds, and serious cleaning. I use the Otis in the field ( I may take whole kit or only the cable for gun in use). I have used a varient of this system before Otis came out with it. Leather thong is what we called it, used on 22lr -12 bore. Boresnakes are cal./bore specific--since mine is paid for and multi caliber-plus not having to clean a snake --My preference.
    Personally stay away from aluminum and coated rods, prefer one pc, but still have the 3 pc military style I bought in the mid 60's.

    For a long time I had a Kleen-bore kit and used only their Formula 3, Leather thong, Hoppe's #9 . Q-tips, pipe cleaners, lighter fluid completed the method for a very very long time. Oh a muzzle guard was added--wooden thimbles whittled is what I had to use until the fancey ones came out.

    Reminds me, I have nothing to clean and lube with around the house, gave all the junk I won and collected to a Scout troop. Last time I just used Zippo lighter fluid to clean found a few drops of something to lube in my old shell pouch stuff 'bout 10 yrs old--wouldn't have cleaned but rain and mud and 500 rds or so- figured why not.
     
  9. STEVE M

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    Don't forget a toothbrush!
     
  10. VictorLouis

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    Plastic box, about 3"X9"X5"

    Ballistol(aerosol), Break-Free and Eezox(smallest sizes), MPro-7(small bottle).

    Two CCI 100-ct .22LR plastic boxes with sliding lids contain patches, short rods, brushes, jeweler's drivers, jags, tube of grease, etc. Rest of vacant space has room for 3pc. rod, toothbruses, Brownell's driver w/handle storage, plastic rods etc.

    Eclectic mix that works for me.:D
     
  11. Ledbetter

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    Mineral spirits/Stoddard Solvent does the same thing as lighter fluid and is cheaper and less flammable. I use it for lots of things around the bench. It's like non-aerosol Brake cleaner/gun scrubber.
     
  12. garrettwc

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    My kit is a rod, jag, bore brush, some patches, a toothbrush, and a bottle of FP-10.

    You could pare it down even more with one of the Otis Kits suggested if you are looking for something for range or bugout bag.
     
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