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Posted: 9/14/2010 9:11:36 PM EDT
I just got my first AR and a cleaning kit at the local sports shop. It included a brass bore brush and bronze chamber brush. I wasn't sure if I should use these or look for nylon instead.

Should I avoid the bore brush and use my boresnake and wet patches down the barrel instead? and for the chamber cleaning, should I ditch the bronze chamber brush and look for a nylon one?

thanks!
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 9:31:56 PM EDT
Brass/ bronze brush won't hurt anything. Boresnake has a brass brush in it. I find nylon bore brushes to be pretty useless...

- AG
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 2:01:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2010 3:20:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tycho:
I just got my first AR and a cleaning kit at the local sports shop. It included a brass bore brush and bronze chamber brush. I wasn't sure if I should use these or look for nylon instead.

Should I avoid the bore brush and use my boresnake and wet patches down the barrel instead? and for the chamber cleaning, should I ditch the bronze chamber brush and look for a nylon one?

thanks!



Did your AR come with a manual?

One of the best things I bought was a Armorers manual to go along with the regular manual

I use GI clean kit 90% of the time

the brass/bronze bore/chamber brush wont hurt a chrome lined bore/chamber


I have used NYLON bore brush but in handgun only
Takes a little more elbow grease but they work

Some Bore foams/Cleaners dont like the metal type bore brush
Thats why NYLON is used sometimes


If I had a 500$$ Match Grade barrel I would treat it different



BTW

A good US GI clean kit should be under 20 bucks

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