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Posted: 9/15/2016 6:04:21 PM EDT
I've heard the Otis cleaning kit is good thoughts?
Link Posted: 9/15/2016 6:49:16 PM EDT
I use
3 piece brass rod
Copper bore brush
Chamber brush
Cotton bore mop
Old tooth brush
A medium brush from harbor freight
Q- tips
Foreceps, for cotter pin on bolt, keep pin locked in foreceps so you don't lose it.
Old shirt or sock to clean brushes and parts
CLP.

Link Posted: 9/15/2016 8:59:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2016 9:03:25 PM EDT by Ghoul]
it's as good as any other cleaning kit out there.

I use the M16 cleaning kit that I had at my last unit before retiring. just had to buy new bronze bore brushes every so often when the old wears out.
Link Posted: 9/15/2016 9:01:08 PM EDT
An AR cleaning kit is solvent cotton swabs snake bore brush, soft small rags chamber brush and gun lube. Solvent, like hoppes or ballistol.
And perhaps a bore brush. Brass or nylon.
Thats it.
But you can also purchase a deluxe cleaning kit.
Link Posted: 9/15/2016 9:51:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By iagbarrb:
An AR cleaning kit is solvent cotton swabs snake bore brush, soft small rags chamber brush and gun lube. Solvent, like hoppes or ballistol.
And perhaps a bore brush. Brass or nylon.
Thats it.
But you can also purchase a deluxe cleaning kit.
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Fully agree.

Maybe a carbon scrapper....but that's it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2016 6:33:30 AM EDT
You can keep your gun running with just CLP, a rag, chamber brush and boresnake. A dental pick doesn't hurt.
Link Posted: 9/16/2016 6:49:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2016 9:19:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AS556:
You can keep your gun running with just CLP, a rag, chamber brush and boresnake. A dental pick doesn't hurt.
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That's all I use.
Link Posted: 9/16/2016 7:21:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
Dewey rod, jags, Dewey chamber rod, chamber brush and mopsAR bore guide
Patches
Kroil, Shooter's Choice, JB Bore Paste, Gunslick foaming bore cleaner
Nylon brush, bronze brush


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Dewey rod
Sinclair guide
Parker Hale jag
nylon brush
patches (in a baby food jar full of bore cleaner, thanks for the tip Mr Cleckner)
Shooter's Choice or Hoppe's bore cleaner (depends on the gun)
Sweet's
patches
a few cotton swabs
a rag
Sinclair carrier scraper (every once in a while)
Link Posted: 9/19/2016 9:09:39 PM EDT
Otis kits are bullshit.

Just get a segmented cleaning rod, 223 brush, chamber brush, AP brush, and an eyelet

Aka GI cleaning kit
Link Posted: 9/20/2016 1:01:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2016 1:06:25 AM EDT by TrevorPhilips]
So just buy an m16 cleaning kit. I've heard bore snakes work well. I have plenty of cleaning rods but want something compact I can throw in a range bag.
Link Posted: 9/20/2016 12:17:23 PM EDT
I've never been a fan of segmented rods, especially steel rods. I prefer one-piece rods. I don't like the idea of them banging around inside the rifling, and gunk getting trapped between segments.
Link Posted: 9/20/2016 12:35:56 PM EDT
If you use a snake you should also have at least a pull through cable with brass brush when you want to scrub the bore. Only rod I use is part of the chamber brush and handle.

Use a 17" brass rod from the hardware store for stuck cases etc.
Link Posted: 9/20/2016 8:23:50 PM EDT
It's helpful to add the CAT M4 tool and the Talon lug scraping tool to your cleaning kit, makes things just a little bit easier.
Link Posted: 9/30/2016 4:02:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TrevorPhilips:
I've heard the Otis cleaning kit is good thoughts?
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The Otis is overkill. All you need is a toothbrush and boresnake (or tod/brush). The AR is no Ferrari. It does not require specialized tools to work on it. Yank the BCG, scrub it, clean it, lube it. Brush the BE (barrel extension), run a snake down the bore... and you're GTG.
Life isn't the Marine core, and you don't need white glove inspections. It doesn't have to be meticulous.
Link Posted: 10/4/2016 11:38:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Seanquigley:
I use 3 piece brass rod
Copper bore brush
Chamber brush
Cotton bore mop
Old tooth brush

A medium brush from harbor freight
Q- tips
Foreceps, for cotter pin on bolt, keep pin locked in foreceps so you don't lose it.
Old shirt or sock to clean brushes and parts
CLP.


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Id say a boresnake is a great addition to this kit.
Link Posted: 10/5/2016 9:54:08 AM EDT
Years ago I got a $20 winchester kit from walmart that had brushes and connectors for about 7 different calibers, including .22. It has a segmented rod, pick, clp, brass brushes, and patches. Over the years, I've had to supply more CLP and patches. That kit alone is enough to keep the rifle in good shape. I have also added bore snakes in different calibers, a box of q-tips, and a handful of rags. Its not because I *needed* all this extra stuff, but it makes cleaning a pile of guns after a range trip faster.
Link Posted: 10/7/2016 8:54:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2016 8:56:07 PM EDT by 5-0Joe]
Cleaning kit

I have this in my patrol bag. Just need solvent and lube. Works well in a pinch.
Link Posted: 10/15/2016 4:11:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AS556:
You can keep your gun running with just CLP, a rag, chamber brush and boresnake. A dental pick doesn't hurt.
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This post nails it.

It's a few steps above the minimalist kit consisting of the T shirt your wearing, one of your boot laces knotted up and some SPF-15 sun block.
Link Posted: 11/1/2016 11:42:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AS556:
You can keep your gun running with just CLP, a rag, chamber brush and boresnake. A dental pick doesn't hurt.
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What I use in all my ARs and aks. I don't bother with rods anymore.


I use hoppes 9 when I deep clean.
Link Posted: 11/19/2016 5:00:47 PM EDT
I have one of those buttstock GI cleaning kits, came with the rifle. It stays in the stock in pristine condition . I always clean it with gear I have at home.
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