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Posted: 12/15/2002 5:18:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2002 5:34:26 AM EDT by alpo]
Just wondering how many use a slotted tip and how many use a jag when cleaning the barrel of their AR15. I use a slotted tip when cleaning mine.

I'd put a poll up, but couldn't figure out how to do it!!
Finnally figured out how to do it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 5:27:20 AM EDT
I use a bore brush and a slotted tip.

On my Sendero I only use a slotted tip and patches. This is because I only use moly coated bullets in it and I don't have to scrub it. A few patches and it is CLEAN!
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 5:37:13 AM EDT
Slotted Tip on 5.56, Jag on the 9mm.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 5:40:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By s0ulzer0:
Slotted Tip on 5.56, Jag on the 9mm.



I use the slot for my rifles but I do use a jag for my pistols. Don't know why but thats just the way I do it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 5:50:25 AM EDT
All I use are bore snakes anymore. (that wasn't on the list)
I will occasionally use a chamber brush on the end of a rod.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 6:34:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By crumabn:
All I use are bore snakes anymore. (that wasn't on the list)
I will occasionally use a chamber brush on the end of a rod.



opps! forgot about those.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 6:41:10 AM EDT
I use both, depends on what stage I am at in cleaning. Too bad I can't vote for both.
Oh, I keep meaning to get a bore snake, I keep hearing good things about them.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 7:41:30 AM EDT
I use jags exclusively.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 7:50:39 AM EDT
Both!

Gun Scrubber to blast the crap out of the barrel, CLP and a brass brush to work the crap loose, more Gun Scrubber to blast the crap out of the barrel, CLP and a slotted tip till clean, then one Jag and CLP.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 7:53:12 AM EDT
slotted all the way!

I'm no jag-fag!
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 9:02:07 AM EDT
I've got both, but I find myself going to the slotted tip much more often.

I've got a Bore Snake, but for some inexplicable reason it's yet to be opened! I'm gonna get off my *ss and put it in my Bushy's sekrit compartment right now.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 9:53:59 AM EDT
Slotted when putting a wet patch through, a jag when putting a dry patch through. I thought everyone did it that way?
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:09:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By --BATMAN--:
Slotted when putting a wet patch through, a jag when putting a dry patch through. I thought everyone did it that way?


Me too!
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:14:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2002 10:19:14 AM EDT by Halfcocked]
I use the pierce jag and a length of braided 60 lb test with a loop tied in it to pull dry patches through. Just blow it down the bore with one of those cans of air, place patch through loop and pull it back out.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:15:03 AM EDT
Bore Snake now that I jammed my Otis (slotted) in the barrel of my NEW Springfield.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:25:52 AM EDT
Bore snake.. I HATE cleaning my guns.. it does all the work for me :D
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 10:43:16 AM EDT
Jag everything Rifle, 22 to 50 BMG.
Slotted tips for pistolas.

MM419
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 11:18:37 AM EDT
It seems like the slotted tips wedge the patch tighter down the bore than the Jag if you're using the proper patch size. Seems like when I us a jag on barrels, I have to use a slightly oversize patch to accomplish the same thing.

Obviously, one should visually check the bore after the final patch goes through, but with the slotted tip there is less chance of having a patch come off and go mia in the barrel.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 11:34:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2002 11:34:29 AM EDT by Vinnie]
I use a bore snake instead of patches now. I still use a brush, though.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 3:36:08 PM EDT
I use a boresnake for my two .22CF's.

Polished SS rod with brass jag and brushes for everything else.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 3:56:58 PM EDT
I never tried using a jag for cleaning rifles. I've been using an Otis rifle cleaning kit with the brass slotted tips.
I do use the jag tips when cleaning my handguns though.

ArmaLiter
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 4:14:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 4:18:33 PM EDT
When pushing patches thru I use a pierce jag.

When scrubbing with Hoppes #9 or Sweet's 7.62 I use a Parker Hale wrap around jag.

I never use any type of a brush.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 6:16:56 PM EDT
pretty much nothing but bore snakes for me anymore

Dirk
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 6:35:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red-Leg:
I use jags exclusively.



DITTO !!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 6:39:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's a jag tip? Is that the one that's just solid piece?





Link Posted: 12/15/2002 6:45:15 PM EDT
I use the Parker-Hale wraparound style jags. I use the 1-3/8" square for the 5.56 and the 2-1/4" square for the 7.62. I use the pierce style jag for the 9mm and my handguns. The only time I use the slotted tip is on the shotguns, only because my jag is too tight, I can't ever get it to fit.
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 7:21:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By Red-Leg:
I use jags exclusively.



DITTO !!!



ME TOO!!! .............Santa?....that you?....Doing it your way.....means I've been good!.........right?

J
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 8:15:33 PM EDT
Both. Slotted for multiple wet passes with Sweet's 7.62. Jag for single wet pass with Hoppes Benchrest, alcohol (kills ammonia action), FP-10, or dry patch. Brass or nylon brush (depends on solvent).
Link Posted: 12/15/2002 8:53:17 PM EDT
Boresnakes.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 4:23:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
Excuse my ignorance, but what's a jag tip? Is that the one that's just solid piece?



I think you're just kidding!!! But that about explains it.


Guess I should have included bore snakes in the poll too. Never thought about those. They seem to be getting a lot of votes.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:00:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:48:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 6:55:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I use brass spear-tip jags from Pro Shot Products. Have you guys tried them? They are so well made you can't even feel the joint where you screw stuff on to the rod. They have every thing you could possibly need to clean anything from .17 to .50 BMG. They are not on the internet, but their phone number is: (217) 824-9133. They are located not far from me (Taylorville, IL) and the couple who own the business are very fine people. Their product line cannot be beat. I just got a new catalog from them last week.



Pro Shot site for brass spear-tip jag...www.proshotproducts.com/page1.html#jags
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 7:59:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 9:37:51 AM EDT
Clean an AR? Common, Everyone knows they are self cleaning, the army said so!

LOL
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 9:58:19 AM EDT
thebeekeeper1,

That's what all my rods and jags/brushes are, Pro-Shot. I love thier products.
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 12:40:54 PM EDT
Otis clean sytem and a slotted tip.WarDawg
Link Posted: 12/16/2002 4:04:50 PM EDT
Never, never, never use a slotted tip on a match barrel. With that being said, I gave up the slot on all even the chrome lined ones.
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