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Posted: 3/1/2002 1:18:46 PM EDT
I just got an Otis cleaning system in the mail today. An issue unit for the Army. Nice flex rod, and appears to work well (only cleaned one I shot at lunch today). Any one out there with experience with these?
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 1:55:52 PM EDT
Yes I do have experience with them. They work well enough, but:

- They don't do anything that the simpler and cheaper boresnake doesn't do atleast as well.

- You should do what the troops that are issued do and keep the old style metal cleaning rod available. That flexible 'rod' won't do anything for you if you need to push something out of the barrel.

Link Posted: 3/1/2002 1:59:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2002 6:31:26 PM EDT by Shadowblade]
I like mine. Works great and forces me to clean breech to muzzle. I keep a standard sectional cleaning rod in the buttstock for if I ever have to clear the barrel - hasn't happened yet.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 2:38:08 PM EDT
Both points well taken, the sectional will stay in the butt. Had to use it to clean the locking lugs, Otis just couldn't.
Link Posted: 3/1/2002 2:58:04 PM EDT
I gave my Otis away...
Link Posted: 3/15/2002 6:19:50 PM EDT
to borrow from Dice....

using an otis is "like masturbating with a cheese grater"
Link Posted: 3/15/2002 7:07:24 PM EDT
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