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Unread 06-17-2011, 07:16 AM
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best cleaning kit available?

Im looking to buy a outstanding cleaning kit that would prevent me from buying every single piece from every where else. Im looking for a kit that has good rods preferably one piece, bore guide, nice jags, etc. etc. I would like to avoid using cheap kits on a very expensive rifle. Please tell there are such kits out there an where to find them. Apparently my google skills suck. If they don't exist what do you guys use and how do you have your kit put together. I already like M PRO products. I just need the proper utensils. thanx for your time.
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    Unread 06-17-2011, 10:29 AM
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    Re: best cleaning kit available?

    I don't think there is a cleaning kit made that would suit me. To each his own I guess.

    I have a Dewy Rod for each rifle along with a Lucas bore guide. I keep everything except the rods in a custom built chest and have been adding and taking away from for 40 years. I also have a small kit that goes with the rifle mainly for upkeep from the weather on hunting trips.

    I'm surprised that damn chest hasn't blown up with all the chemicals in there. One thing though I love the smell when you open it. Good luck on your search.
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    Re: best cleaning kit available?

    X2 What kcebcj said for me too.

    I have a Lucas bore guide for everything and use Dewey cleaning rods.

    I've had multiple "smiths" tell me that if you aren't going to use a good quality bore guide that is specific to the chamber you shouldn't clean it at all because without a quality guide you can do more damage than good.
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    Unread 06-17-2011, 07:23 PM
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    Re: best cleaning kit available?

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    I'm surprised that damn chest hasn't blown up with all the chemicals in there. One thing though I love the smell when you open it. Good luck on your search.
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    Unread 06-19-2011, 10:33 PM
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    Re: best cleaning kit available?

    Kits are a waste of money. You may get one or two pieces that count and mostly a lot of useless extras.

    These are the essentials....

    Tipton carbon fiber cleaning rod
    Tipton Deluxe 1-Piece Cleaning Rod 27 to 45 Caliber 12" Carbon Fiber 8 x 32 Thread - MidwayUSA

    Tipton Bore Guide (Lucas gets high marks. But, I haven't used one)
    Tipton Universal Bore Guide - MidwayUSA

    Tipton Jags and Brushes
    Tipton Ultra Cleaning Jag and Best Bore Brush Set 26-Piece Male Thread Nickel Plated Brass and Bronze - MidwayUSA

    About all that's left are your patches, solvents, and an old wife-beater t-shirt.

    I'm not partial to Midway. You can get these anywhere.

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    Unread 06-20-2011, 06:24 PM
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    Re: best cleaning kit available?

    I'm a dewy guy when it comes to rods, but have been looking for different and possibly better brands for attachments.
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