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Posted: 11/22/2003 8:20:43 AM EST
I want to make sure I take care of my Bushy Varminter correctly, before I regret using something that will inhibit it's accuracy or anything like that.(it's my first AR if you couldn't tell)

First, I know most really advise 1 piece cleaning rods, but I currently have a Saf-T-Clad Kleenbore 5 section rod. Is this alright to use?? Am I taking a great risk? I feel stupid asking this because all I've ever used in the past is a 3 piece hoppes aluminum rod, now I'm worried if a sectioned coated rod is bad.

Second, I know I asked this before, but now I'm curious again. I know a lot of people use CLP for ALL their lubrication ( bolts, carriers, heavy moving parts, barrels etc) But then I see lubes like TW 25 and Tetra Grease that are higher viscosity. Wouldn't something a little "heavier" be best for some of the heavy moving parts, and then CLP for just rust prevention and lubrication of the barrel, exterior, magazine ect? I guess I just think of it in terms of cars. The engine uses low viscosity oil, while your suspension parts use heavy grease. I know there is more of an issue with dirt collection in firearms, but where do you draw the line? What are people using to lube the heavier parts? Lighter parts?

Link Posted: 11/22/2003 9:42:47 AM EST
I haven't used the Kleen Bore but it looks like a good cleaning rod. I use CLP on almost everything, the exception is the trigger/sear and the slots in the takedown pin and hinge pin that the detent pin slides in, I use a lubricating grease on those.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 1:46:48 PM EST
I’m not acquainted with the rod you mention (I learn something new here every day!!). While I certainly don’t think it’s going to ruin your rifle, here are a couple of things to consider: A sectioned rod is weaker than a one piece one and will flex more (thus rubbing against the bore). Abrasive fouling will collect in the joints between the sections. Also, I suspect the coating in the vicinity of the joints will wear pretty quickly (just a guess, though). IMHO, a one piece rod is better. As far as lub goes, in the past I’ve used a small amount of grease in high pressure points without problems. However, I’ve found that things seem to work just as well with plain old CLP. Also keep in mind that if you use two different brands of lube (say TW-25 grease and FP-10 CLP), you may encounter some incompatibility between those lubes. Note that in your car example, the engine oil and the suspension grease don’t come into contact with each other.
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