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Posted: 9/30/2004 11:33:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/17/2012 7:10:37 AM EST by Andrewphillipf]
Link Posted: 11/21/2004 9:13:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2004 7:06:07 AM EST by DoubleFeed]
Why don't I see the product Slip 2000 Carbon Cutter here. It has been written about by may including Small Arms Review. Just wondering.

I'll add it -DF
Link Posted: 12/26/2004 2:23:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2004 1:52:19 PM EST by cleensgreat]
You forgot about the cleenbore SACS kits at www.cleenboreusa.com.  It was also just reviewed at the MD and PA AR sites.  http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/trainingampeducation.msnw
Link Posted: 12/28/2004 11:02:25 PM EST
One product,  Moly-Fusion at ShooterSolutions.com/molyfusion1.html It has been reviewed at a bunch of the smaller-than  the big AR15.com forums, and mentioned at a few more. It might be worth a look.
Link Posted: 5/9/2005 9:24:38 PM EST
I've been looking for metal patch holders for my AR-15s for years. I had been using the plastic ones, but they would strip and get stuck in the barrel.

I log on to this forum and find what I'm looking for at Kleen-Bore in 10 minutes!

Awesome!

-Dan Verssen
Link Posted: 11/4/2005 6:46:04 AM EST
Don't forget about a good cleaning stand to maintain your pride and joy!!!

www.plastixplustx.com/ar15/ar15.html


Originally Posted By Dan_Verssen:
I've been looking for metal patch holders for my AR-15s for years. I had been using the plastic ones, but they would strip and get stuck in the barrel.

I log on to this forum and find what I'm looking for at Kleen-Bore in 10 minutes!

Awesome!

-Dan Verssen

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 9:21:12 AM EST
anyone ever used CORROSION X it is used on aircraft gauges ans such
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 11:56:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 3:16:37 PM EST
What about the Otis Kits? Both come in handle and But.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:22:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 6:04:21 AM EST by DoubleFeed]
Where's the best place to find a Dewey rod?  What length do I want for a 16" carbine that won't have any clearance issues.

They can be obtained from Brownell's.  They offer a 17 inch and a 24 inch rod, and longer. -DF
Link Posted: 5/15/2006 11:56:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By boocoodinkydow:
anyone ever used CORROSION X it is used on aircraft gauges ans such



I use Corrosion X on all gun things in storage including a few firearms.  Works great.  
Link Posted: 5/15/2006 11:59:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2007 10:06:54 AM EST by CarrierKey]
http://www.G96.com
Link Posted: 6/22/2006 11:37:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/22/2006 11:37:38 AM EST by wastegate]
patchworm.com/

I've been using this for the last few months and love it.
Link Posted: 8/1/2006 10:40:32 AM EST
I need a good cleaning kit to replace my old and military kit. I basically have a box full of odds and ends. Its a real mess. The more I research the more confussed I get with all the different systems and choices. I'm actually looking at the Otis system. I never tried it and some people say stay away others say its the best thing since slice bread. Anyone have a better solution? Is this kit worth $196?

The Otis Elite MILITARY VERSION
Link Posted: 8/29/2006 10:41:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2006 10:57:20 PM EST by CoffeeAddict19]
You can order direct from the Dewey rods website:

www.deweyrods.com/

I ordered a chamber cleaning kit and rod guide with no problems...except they shipped fed-ex, so I couldn't track the shipment. Still got in fast though, relatively speaking. Hell of a lot faster than when I ship from Canada.
Link Posted: 10/12/2006 10:24:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2006 10:25:34 PM EST by Shadowstep]
EEZoX .... what about EEZox ? this stuff beats all so far.

a review link:

sigforum.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/430601935/m/795108465
Link Posted: 12/7/2006 7:33:02 PM EST
Where is the Boresnake? It's good for a quick field cleaning until a rod and brush can be used.
Link Posted: 12/7/2006 7:42:51 PM EST
I bought an M16 kit sold by Brigade Quartermasters at the Post Clothing Sales the other day.  

I was pleased to find out that it is really an all-purpose military cleaning kit; it came with the standard rod sections, bottle, and 5.56 bore and chamber brushes, and additionally came with a 9mm, .45, and a .30 rifle brush as well.

I can now bring this one kit to the range and have the capability to clean most of the weapons that I own.

I just need to toss a very small rag in the pouch, along with some larger caliber patches and I should be good to go.

It's no Dewey, but if I decide to clean at the range it should be perfect.

Here's a link if anybody is interested:

BQM Cleaning Kit

Link Posted: 12/17/2006 7:17:34 PM EST
nice thread for the new guys like me!
Link Posted: 12/27/2006 3:56:41 PM EST
Why can't I find the Tapco Deluxe Cleaning Kit referenced in the first post? I went to their site and they have only 2 cleaning kits available for AR15. Pouch and Butt stock kits.

http://www.tapco.com/catalog.aspx?id=218

Am I missing something?
Link Posted: 2/9/2007 4:42:59 PM EST
I am new to the rifle/AR15 world and I am a bit confused by all the choices for cleaning products.  Bottom line can I clean, lube/protect my AR by just using one type of CLP or do I need CLP, Carbon cleaner, gun oil, etc...  I would appreciate any help in this area.  Last thing I want to do is not protect and maintence my rifle, but I don't want to spend $$$ and wasted time over cleaning.
Link Posted: 7/19/2007 10:58:28 PM EST
Stupid question, but where do I get the long Q-tips?
I tried the regular ones and they don't work anywhere near as well as the longer ones with non-flex handles.
Link Posted: 9/4/2007 2:36:03 AM EST
BTT.

Did we ever figure out where to get those long, wooden Q-Tips?
Link Posted: 9/4/2007 4:32:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2007 4:35:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/4/2007 7:34:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/14/2007 5:17:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/14/2007 5:19:04 PM EST by 2chuckles]
height=8
Originally Posted By Hawk97303:
BTT.

Did we ever figure out where to get those long, wooden Q-Tips?

Brownells!
The above poster linked the plastic handled large ones but these are the wooden handled smaller ones. Long but with a small diameter. Cheaper too!


www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=13150&title=COTTON+TIPPED+APPLICATORS
Link Posted: 2/12/2008 11:22:46 PM EST
What tools do you recommend for the barrel? I don't want to scratch or ruin the barrel, but I don't know what to use to apply solvent and the brush.
Link Posted: 3/8/2008 4:03:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By jmccoy:
What tools do you recommend for the barrel? I don't want to scratch or ruin the barrel, but I don't know what to use to apply solvent and the brush.


I have an otis kit around here somewhere, but for the most part I just use the USGI cleaning kit and use breakfree CLP to clean my ARs and pretty much all my guns.
Link Posted: 4/2/2008 1:37:27 AM EST
Otis is a good kit, but it takes practice to get the patch on to where it only takes ~10 lbs of force to pull through.  Also, in the video the guy twists the rod in the chamber to mop it out.  I did that only a few times but don't do it anymore because you can hear the jag and connection point on the rod rubbing against the throat.  Sure they are brass (like the case getting rammed in there in less than ~1/12 of a second) but I don't want to chance it - so I just pull it through instead of mopping the chamber.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 6:56:50 PM EST
Excellent post.  Thanks for the work in maintaining the thread.
Link Posted: 5/13/2008 11:39:35 PM EST
Should have a 30" rod for a 16".
Midlength
Link Posted: 5/17/2008 2:18:16 PM EST
30" is good. I use Brichwood Casey products they are quality products. I am found of Brichwood Casey "Barracade" and their coppertech cases. I live in Puerto Rico (tropics) so rust is a big problem for me here. It has not failed me.
Link Posted: 6/10/2008 3:08:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2008 3:29:23 PM EST by rickmcaz]
Originally Posted By M4A1OwnsYou:
Edit, see following reply.
Link Posted: 6/10/2008 3:26:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/10/2008 5:38:53 PM EST by rickmcaz]

Originally Posted By M4A1OwnsYou:
Where's the best place to find a Dewey rod?  What length do I want for a 16" carbine that won't have any clearance issues.

They can be obtained from Brownell's.  They offer a 17 inch and a 24 inch rod, and longer. -DF

If you're looking for the 30" Dewey cleaning rod(22C-30) for the AR-15 16" carbine at Brownells. use part # 234000074 in their search window(it's a new item and not listed with the other Dewey rods).  Dewey recommended the 30" rod.
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 8:57:38 PM EST
Who carries Kleen Bore M16/AR-15 field kits at a good price?
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 9:08:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/16/2008 9:31:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By QUIB:

Originally Posted By jmkrick:
Who carries Kleen Bore M16/AR-15 field kits at a good price?


Do you have a Sportsman’s Warehouse nearby?


Not that I know of.
I bought a kit from Bushmaster and the chamber brushes were junk. So I ordered chamber brushes from Kleen Bore. I would like to pick a couple more cleaning kits and the Kleen Bore kit looks like it would be better than the one I bought from Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 9/2/2008 12:16:02 PM EST
Otis has been reliable for me everytime. Its not that much of an effort to run the barrel with the flex cords they have in their m16/ar15 specific kits. Breakaway CLP and 4 or 5 times down the barrel and it will be golden.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:09:23 PM EST
I'm going to order this....

http://www.deweyrods.com/cgi-bin/ccp5/cp-app.cgi?usr=DEWEY37259&pg=prod&ref=ar15fieldkit&cat=KITS&catstr=HOME:KITS

And plan to order some extra patches while I'm at it....

http://www.deweyrods.com/cgi-bin/ccp5/cp-app.cgi?usr=DEWEY37259&pg=prod&ref=BULKP&cat=BULK&catstr=HOME:BULK



But was wondering which size and shape is preferred?

Thanks in advance for the guidance.
Link Posted: 11/25/2008 10:48:22 AM EST
Another vote for Otis.  Took a few minutes to learn but I really like it now.
Link Posted: 12/22/2008 2:30:30 PM EST
I would add pro shot products to the list, they now have an online site where they sell all their cleaning kits, bore guides, cleaning rods, patches, etc. They sell nice quality stuff. I use all of their stuff and like it all. :)

http://www.proshotproducts.com/
Link Posted: 1/6/2009 6:03:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/6/2009 6:04:08 PM EST by doc540]
Maybe I'm overdoing it, but I recently purchased my first AR and promptly ordered a Tipton carbon fiber rod for it.

$27 but it should last longer than me
Link Posted: 2/1/2009 11:03:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By M4A1OwnsYou:
Where's the best place to find a Dewey rod?  What length do I want for a 16" carbine that won't have any clearance issues.
They can be obtained from Brownell's.  They offer a 17 inch and a 24 inch rod, and longer. -DF


I'd measure from the rear of the upper receiver to the tip of the flash hider and get the next length up from that.

For bolt action rifles that are cleaned from the breech while still in the stock, some prefer a rod long enough so that the handle of the rod does not come forward of the buttplate.  THat way, the rod is not bent up to clear the comb of the stock.  Not an issue with an AR.

FWIW; AFAIK; IMHO; YMMV; yadda, yadda, yadda.

Regards, Ed Mann

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Link Posted: 2/3/2009 1:57:10 PM EST
I am sold on Otis kits.  Really like the flexible cable rods which are the hallmarks of the Otis cleaning systems.  Several have said that they have had issues with patches being stuck in the bore.  You can also stick them with a conventional rod.  The key is using the correct size of patch.  I use ones designated for .22 cal weapons and they work just fine in .223/5.56 bores.  No point in paying high dollars for Otis kits.  You can get very good deals on E bay if you know your prices.  I bought a kit designed for most military calibres, including 12 gage shotgun, for under $35.
Link Posted: 4/2/2009 1:51:47 AM EST
Dont waste your time with the Mpro-7 tactical kit. I bought one todsy and assembled the rod, before using it I observed the connection points to make sure they met perfectly with no overhangs since the rod is damn near the same size as the bore (dont want to destory the rifling!). The sections, no matter what order I placed them, never met up correctly and were not perfectly straight, needless to say I scrapped the rod and used the factory one that came with my AR.. The cleaning products are effective but not worth 50 bones. Go with Otis.
Link Posted: 5/15/2009 9:32:57 AM EST
Hello,

New to AR's, and found your great post on cleaning -great job- do you have PDF or other printable version of this tutorial? it would be great to print out and save for later review

thanks

Rob
Link Posted: 6/25/2009 11:30:44 AM EST
Many of the links in the first post are dead. Looks like we need to flush and refresh?
Link Posted: 6/28/2009 2:31:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hawk97303:
BTT.

Did we ever figure out where to get those long, wooden Q-Tips?


I order them from Midway or Brownells, whoever has them on sale.

Also, does anyone with an A2 carry a kit in the compartment in the stock?
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 7:07:11 PM EST



Originally Posted By LonelyRaven:


Many of the links in the first post are dead. Looks like we need to flush and refresh?


this...



 
Link Posted: 8/19/2009 9:02:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/19/2009 9:13:10 AM EST by zzz-LAR-8-zzz]
I need help. After reading through several threads and ending up more confused anyway I need some direction. I have Hoppes #9 solvent and lubricating oil with a cleaning rod and patches. My uncle got me all of this for my birthday. But after reading on the internet I read that this solvent is not good on chrome barrels. No bristled brushes were included in the kit. I was wondering what else needs to be purchased to get as good of a job done as possible, without hurting the gun. Do I need a different kit? What kind of brushes do I need? If a new kit is what you think I need which one I have read through the threads but honestly not gotten much out of it (I'm new ). Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks,

Jesse
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