Cleaning... an AK?
Waiting for Henderson Defense to get more AK-101s ready. Wondering about what you cleaning rods you guys use to clean it. I've always heard amazing stuff about dewey rods for ar15s, and I was wondering if it also applied to AKs. Don't AKs come with some sort of cleaning rod anyways?
In Iraq they just tie their boot laces together, put in some knots, and dip it in motor oil and run it through the barrel. I didn't realize you ever had to clean AKs in the first place though
buy a bore snake and be done with it
.30 cal rod for the -47 and .223 rod for -74
wtf is that?
i just liberally spritz it with brake cleaner. *shrug*
I use the Otis pull cables for all my stuff. But rods are great for bacon, clp and patch in one.
The AK can be maintained with the onboard cleaning kit and rod.
I don't know that I'd be emulating anything the Iraqi Army does.
Sov AK armorer's manual: www.box.net/shared/cu2djae1zb
So... basically... a Dewey rod is not necessary? Is that the cleaning rod under the barrel?
Is it just a rod... that has no patch loop, etc?
I guess I'm more of the guy who does brush, patches, mop.
Yes, that's the cleaning rod under the barrel. The black tobacco tin can looking thing is the cleaning kit where the other parts of the kit is stored. The silver flask is for oil. BSW
You definitely do not need a $40 Dewey rod. If you do not shoot corrosive ammo, you can neglect cleaning for a quite awhile.
Dewey rods are good for precision rifles for a few reasons. 1 being that the rod attaches to the handle via a set of ball bearings, this allows the cleaning brush/patch to rotate and follow the lands/grooves in the barrel.
I use the German tobacco tin kits with pull-throughs. More thorough cleaning is for a full rod. It even comes with a nifty little dusting brush to clear out crevices and doubles for cleaning sidearms.
[IM sent - crude comment in a technical forum. Paul]