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 Caliber of 7.62 X 39 AK-47 bore brushes?
TurkeyBurgers  [Member]
5/18/2005 11:44:03 AM
I was wondering what size bore brushes to get to clean my 7.62 x 39 AK? Is it the same size as a .308? I think the are different bullets but just wondering if they are close enough for cleaning purposes. Thanks. -Turk182
obershutze916  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 11:46:21 AM
I would go with a .brush for .303 British. It is the correct size. .308 is too small.
1-Rusty-Nut  [Member]
5/18/2005 11:48:10 AM
I use bronze brushes marked for .32 cal handguns. They work great!

Yours,
One Rusty Nut.
TheRedHorseman  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 11:55:33 AM
you guys clean your bores?
Richard-ar15  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 12:17:49 PM
Went all the way up to a 9mm brush to scrub my rusty, crusty, crappy-bored Yugo from CFS.
JaketheSnake  [Member]
5/18/2005 12:45:24 PM

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
you guys clean your bores?


I have yet to clean an AK yet to this day.
TheRedHorseman  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 12:51:15 PM

Originally Posted By JaketheSnake:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
you guys clean your bores?


I have yet to clean an AK yet to this day.



actually I was joking, but hey its your rifle
TurkeyBurgers  [Member]
5/18/2005 1:02:52 PM
Thanks guys. I will use my Kel-Tec p32 brushes to get that Ak squeaky clean so i can shoot that rich spotless wolf ammo i just bought :)
JaketheSnake  [Member]
5/18/2005 2:59:00 PM
I never clean my WASR, maybe I should give it a scrubing with some CLP and a boresnake now that I think of it.

But damn it's a AK, is cleaning that necessary for these rifles. All I do is plink with them anyway.
repub18  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 5:10:13 PM
I think I think I use a .30 brush with mine....
TurkeyBurgers  [Member]
5/18/2005 5:13:38 PM
I am surprised you guys dont give your AK's more loving. My MAK-90 is my first Ak. I will polish it with a diaper. I honestly do enjoy cleaning weapons after using them. Its like cuddling and pillow talk after doing the matress manuevers. Has anyone used a boresnake on a 7.62 and if so what caliber?
C-4  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 9:09:43 PM
All this time I've been using .308. So .32 or .303 is better?
TurkeyBurgers  [Member]
5/18/2005 10:46:45 PM
It would be cool for someone to do some kind of math deally thingy thinking brain talky talky with it. I have seen a COUPLE of 7.62 x 39 cleaning kits advertised. I know that 5.56 is ALLMOST the same as .223 I use .22 cal bore brushes for my AR. What does the 7.62 x 39 relate to? I allways ASSUMED .308 We need a response force.
C-4  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 10:52:02 PM

Originally Posted By TurkeyBurgers:
It would be cool for someone to do some kind of math deally thingy thinking brain talky talky with it. I have seen a COUPLE of 7.62 x 39 cleaning kits advertised. I know that 5.56 is ALLMOST the same as .223 I use .22 cal bore brushes for my AR. What does the 7.62 x 39 relate to? I allways ASSUMED .308 We need a response force.



7.62X39 is (IIRC and someone will be along to correct me disclaimer) .311. Hence the .32cal brush used above. I'm not sure what the .303 diameter is.
TurkeyBurgers  [Member]
5/18/2005 11:04:41 PM
MATH DEALY THINGY TALKY TALKY! You rule. Thanks.
DocGun  [Team Member]
5/18/2005 11:13:19 PM
.30 caliber
I use Kleen Bore phosphor bronze bore brushes. The tube they come in is marked 30/7.62mm rifle.