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Posted: 3/11/2005 2:56:28 PM EDT
Tired of using GI cleaning kits.

I am in the market for top quality cleaning equipment, and am seeking advice. Currently, I have assembled a bunch of different pieces in the shopping cart at Dewey. These Dewey items total nearly $100. I already have a Stoney Point Adjustable Bore Guide, and it seems to do the trick. I don't mind spending a couple hundred bucks for the ideal gear.

Before I pull the trigger on the Dewey purchase, figured I would seek other recommendations. What do you guys use to "get 'er done"?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 2:58:42 PM EDT
otis tactical cleaning kit here
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 2:59:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 2:59:12 PM EDT
Dewey makes first rate rods and other gear.

Have you shopped around for Dewey prices elsewhere, I make it a habit of always checking multiple retailers for bargains.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 2:59:59 PM EDT
Dewey 1 piece cleaning rods are the shit. Got one for my M1.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 4:34:51 PM EDT
Dewey rod, brass jags, Phosphor brush, bore guide, cotton patches, Butch's Bore Shine, and that's about it. I might run some JB down the bore every once in a while. All of this shouldn't be close to $100.00.

Once a year, I use the Outer's Foul Out III kit. In fact, I used it today on my .308. It gets out what the other methods leave behind, but you don't need it all of the time.
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 4:45:53 PM EDT
montana bore xtreme is great stuff...
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 8:49:07 PM EDT
You talking AR’s? I didn’t know Stoney Point made a bore guide for them.

Anyway, there’s no one perfect set-up. Here’s mine (and yes – I’m a bit fussy):

Bore Tech one-piece coated steel rod (a little nicer than Dewey, but also more expensive)
Dewey Chamber Brush Rod
Sinclair Rod (bore) Guide with add-on solvent port
Dewey Parker Hale type (wrap-around) jags and Bore Tech pierce type (pointy) jags
Phospher bronze bore brushes (with brass cores and couplings)
Sinclair Cleaning Link
Sinclair Cleaning Rod Stop
Stoney Point Rifle Cradle
Sinclair AR15 Lug Recess Tool (admittedly just a nice and somewhat expensive luxury)
Shooter’s Choice bore solvent
FP-10 CLP
Sweet’s bore solvent and J-B Bore Paste (both for occasional heavy duty cleaning and decoppering)

Or, you could just get a Bore Snake and pretend you’re cleaning your AR instead.

Incidentally, you’ll pay top dollar ordering through Dewey.

I’d suggest you get a C&R License from ATF (if you don’t have one already) for $30, set yourself up as a dealer with Brownells and with Midway, and then get your stuff from them. For example, Dewey’s price for its 22CF 30 rod is $24.95. Brownell’s dealer price for the same rod is $16.54!
Link Posted: 3/11/2005 9:25:14 PM EDT
Having multiple Dewey rods onhand all tipped as necessary is a real timesaver.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:03:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 7:04:11 PM EDT by Cope]
Bought a very nice storage chest to house my misc. gun related tools. Now, if I only had some killer cleaning gear to add to the mix...



Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:04:36 PM EDT
$30 Otis kit will do everything you ever need.


Or take a look at the SACS kit - very fast.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:05:22 PM EDT
I've always used simply kits like we did in the army.


But last week I got a boresnake, and it ROCKS !!! w00t!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:08:42 PM EDT
check out otis. I won't ever buy anything else.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:09:39 PM EDT
You mean you guys don't spend quality time inside your vaults, fondling your goods? For me, it's not simply about what will do the job. It's about enjoying the process.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:10:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cope:

You mean you guys don't spend quality time inside your vaults, fondling your goods? For me, it's not simply about what will do the job. It's about enjoying the process.




I don't enjoy the cleaning process, it's just a job to get done. YMMV
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:13:24 PM EDT
OTIS
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 7:22:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
$30 Otis kit will do everything you ever need.



Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:47:24 PM EDT
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