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Nylon or bronze brush?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Timradcliffe345, Sep 10, 2008.

?

I use

  1. a bronze brush.

    35 vote(s)
    61.4%
  2. a nylon brush.

    18 vote(s)
    31.6%
  3. I use something else (please state what).

    4 vote(s)
    7.0%
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  1. Timradcliffe345

    Timradcliffe345 member

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    For cleaning your weapons, what do you use?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jst1mr

    Jst1mr Member

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    Depends what I'm cleaning...there are uses for nylon, bronze, brass, and copper.
     
  3. Coal Dragger

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    I usually run a nylon brush on a Dewey coated rod. The only time I use bronze brushes in a rifle is if the bore is really really really dirty.
     
  4. tantrix

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    Bronze for the bore, steel for the chamber, nylon for the inside of receivers, bolts, magwells, etc.
     
  5. U.S.SFC_RET

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    Bronze when I clean the bore. Nylon when I am using a copper solvent in the bore.
     
  6. ZeSpectre

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    I use bronze bore brushes but am becoming fond of the nylon ones as I always seem to forget to clean the solvent off my brushes and they get eaten up kinda fast.

    I have a few nylon "toothbrush" like brushes for the rest of the gun (chamber and so forth).

    I also found a set of nylon "scrapers" recently (Outers I think was the brand). A sort of plastic dental pick set. They work nicely though I wish the tips were just a bit stiffer than they are. Still they work well for getting crud out from behind extractors.
     
  7. moooose102

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    i voteted for a bronze, but in reality, i use both. but, i have not used the extra heavy nylons enough to form an honest opinion of them yet.
     
  8. Sgt.Dusk

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    I use both, but voted nylon because I dont use brass brush unless the bore is leaded or otherwise very dirty
     
  9. A man with a gun!

    A man with a gun! Member

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    Nylon on the Parkerized guns, bronze on everything else.
     
  10. Walkalong

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    Bronze. Tried Nylon brushes, but they just don't get it in a dirty bore. Patches will work for anything else.
     
  11. USSR

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    My rifles have never seen a brush. I use a jag with an Ed's Red soaked patch for powder fouling, followed by Montana Extreme's .50BMG copper solvent.

    Don
     
  12. Toten Kopf

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    I use the nylon brushes to "wet" the bore, then go to the bronze to finish up.
     
  13. stubbicatt

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    Nylon for introducing copper solvents, bronze for the bore, either copper, nylon, or steel "GI toothbrushes" for other bits and pieces.
     
  14. Auburn1992

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    I'll use a bronze bore brush for the barrel and a nylon for the insides of the receiver.
     
  15. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Member

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    Bronze, mostly because that's what all my cleaning kits came with. I only use any brush if I have to - I run patches first, and if wet patches will clean it up, I don't use a brush.
     
  16. glockman19

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    I use a Bronze Brush a majority of the time. But I also ue all the others somewher in my cleaning regimin for one of my firearms.
    I agree.
     
  17. jhansman

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    With a good solvent, a nylon brush will get out all metals and residue. I stopped using bronze years ago.
     
  18. hoghunting

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    I use Wipe-Out foam cleaner. I spray it in the barrel, let it sit, and patch it out using a jag. Except for cleaning lead, I haven't used a brush in a rifle barrel in the last 3 years.
     
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