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Posted: 8/16/2007 10:29:40 PM EDT
Am I the only one that figured out to use a cordless drill with a cleaning rod in the chuck ? It helps cut cleaning time by 80%.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 10:44:46 PM EDT


You sure you aren't doing any damage in there? What kind of brush are you using?
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 10:59:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2007 11:44:06 PM EDT by xkaper]

Originally Posted By porcher:
Am I the only one that figured out to use a cordless drill with a cleaning rod in the chuck ? It helps cut cleaning time by 80%.


Your not the only one...
Brownells - DRILL CHUCKABLE SHOTGUN CLEANING ROD

I think I will stick to the told fashion way. I actually like cleaning my guns.
Link Posted: 8/16/2007 11:20:41 PM EDT
the drill spinning passes the bristles OVER the lands.
you need to use a saws-all ,it will move the blade in and out ALONG the lands.



just kidding
seriously

don't do this at home
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:01:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By porcher:
Am I the only one that figured out to use a cordless drill with a cleaning rod in the chuck ? It helps cut cleaning time by 80%.




Keep us informed. Let us know how nice your groups open up over time.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 2:54:46 AM EDT
I use a drill on smooth bore shot guns after a match where a lot of slugs have gone down range. Besides using a heavy metal (not the safest) nothing is faster. I would never use a power drill on a pistol or rifle.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 3:56:43 AM EDT
Ehh...I had sort of a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard moment when I read that. I could see maybe cleaning out the chamber and lugs with that method, but I wouldn't do that to the bore of my rifles.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 4:15:28 AM EDT
Shotgun barrels are smooth. Rifle barrels have lands.

I have seen for myself a Colt M16A2 barrel that was eroded so bad from a well meaning Marine using the same method that he had to pay for the unauthorized damage done. He had it clean alright, right past the chrome and into the barrel steel.
Incident happened in Lima Co, 6th Marines, 2nd MARDIV. Rifle was elevated to 2ndFSSG for rebarrel after being coded out and the Marine recieved a statement of charges for the cost of the new barrel as well as a Art 15.

Yea, just keep right on grinding your bore with that drill
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 6:41:29 AM EDT
Porcher,

If your looking to cut down cleaning time and effort, look into purchasing a can of Break-Free Bore Cleaning Foam.

Link Posted: 8/17/2007 8:18:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QUIB:
Porcher,

If your looking to cut down cleaning time and effort, look into purchasing a can of Break-Free Bore Cleaning Foam.

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+1 For "The Good Stuff"

Link Posted: 8/17/2007 8:31:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By porcher:
Am I the only one that figured out to use a cordless drill with a cleaning rod in the chuck ? It helps cut cleaning time by 80%.


If you clean your AR barrels with cordless drill, you are the only one that figured this out.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 8:41:33 AM EDT
Is there such a thing as .223 bird shot?
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 8:59:05 AM EDT
Hey Quib,

We need that Army comic strip telling people not to use power tools to clean their AR's...
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 9:23:03 AM EDT
How bad would it be if you used a nylong brush and not a bronze one with a drill?

I'm not going to try this, I'm just curious.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 9:27:19 AM EDT
I use a nylon brush and have had no damage to the weapon.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 11:08:34 AM EDT
you will.
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:50:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yojimbo:
Hey Quib,

We need that Army comic strip telling people not to use power tools to clean their AR's...


Ask, and you shall receive! Well, that is, if I have a related cartoon!


Link Posted: 8/17/2007 12:58:31 PM EDT
Get some Flitz metal polish and take the nasty rough parkerizing off the barrel while your at it. Make it smooth inside and out.

I use to wonder why the comic magazine was even made, but things like this continue to prove that it is needed.

All I can add is:
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 1:01:16 PM EDT
use the drill till the grooves in the barrel are gone. It reduces the friction and turns the bullet into a hypervelocity round
Link Posted: 8/17/2007 7:06:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2007 7:06:12 PM EDT by Roadhawk]
The point has been made that using a drill is not a good idea. You can disagree, but please do so in a respectful manner.
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