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Old 02-15-2012, 01:45   #1
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Cleaning AR15 Barrel

What do you guys use? I just cleaned my gun before shooting for the first time. CLP and then rem oil. Seemed to be a pain with a rod and cutting small patches for the barrel size. I went out and bought a bore snake. Guess next time I will soak that snake with Hoppes and run it down a few times hopefully for a easy/quick clean up. What do you guys prefer or use?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:13   #2
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What kind of barrel is it? Chrome Lined barrels clean up easy and fast. I spend a little more time with my Noveske stainless barrels and use brass brushes, 5 different solvents, and a mixture of rare synthetic oils and Voodoo.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:21   #3
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Chrome lined
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:38   #4
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I use a Bore Snake. Very easy, very clean.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:48   #5
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I use a Dewey coated cleaning rod and per-cut 22 patches with #9, CPL and .22 copper brush. The Dewey rod is very sturdy and does not bind as easy as a aluminum section cleaning rod.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=5...ct/COATED-RODS



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Old 02-15-2012, 09:06   #6
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I use a Dewey coated cleaning rod and per-cut 22 patches with #9, CPL and .22 copper brush. The Dewey rod is very sturdy and does not bind as easy as a aluminum section cleaning rod.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=5...ct/COATED-RODS


I gotta ask.......why?

What makes you feel the need to go through all of that to clean your barrel?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:08   #7
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Maybe I'm not doing it right... But I just soak up the end (between the two brushes) of a bore snake with CLP and yank it through 3-4 times. Done deal. Then I clean up the chamber with some swabs.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:21   #8
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I have been using Hoppes Elite Bore Gel for about 5 years now and I love this stuff. I use it on the barrels of all my rifles and handguns.



I pour some of the Bore Gel on a brush, then I run it up and down the barrel 5 or 6 times and then I let it sit for 10 minutes and repeat.Then I run a few clean patches through the barrel and usually it comes clean after the first application.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...leaning%20Gel/
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:45   #9
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You mean no one uses Frog lube????
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:00   #10
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I use a bore snake as well and have never had any problems with it. Plus, it takes me all of 5 seconds to do.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:14   #11
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Same here 3 pulls with bore snake done! Chrome lined or not thats all it takes!
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:16   #12
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I prefer the Otis system to the bore snake. The boresnake just gets dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:28   #13
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Wash the dirty BoreSnake in a sink with detergent and it'll be like new again.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:41   #14
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Spray down the barrel with Mpro7 and pull a bore snake through 3-4 times.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:30   #15
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I prefer the Otis system to the bore snake. The boresnake just gets dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier, and dirtier.
You....uhhh...wash it.

I've washed mine several times, no problem.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:24   #16
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Hoppe's bore snake. It's quick and easy, and does a surprisingly good job.

When I start shooting NRA High Power matches or something I'll do something better.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:29   #17
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I use a Boresnake as well.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:35   #18
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I use the MPro7 kit from Brownells and usually CLP or Milcomm depending on what I haven't used in awhile..

Bronze brush, patch and a barrel mop work for me..... Haven't tried Bore Snake yet
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Old 02-15-2012, 14:23   #19
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I have been using Hoppes Elite Bore Gel for about 5 years now and I love this stuff. I use it on the barrels of all my rifles and handguns.



I pour some of the Bore Gel on a brush, then I run it up and down the barrel 5 or 6 times and then I let it sit for 10 minutes and repeat.Then I run a few clean patches through the barrel and usually it comes clean after the first application.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...leaning%20Gel/

Not a good practice to run a brush back and forth. Chamber to muzzle remove and repeat.
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Old 02-15-2012, 15:19   #20
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Why? How would a bursh that is softer then the barrel hurt it? I frankly here alot of BS on how to clean barrels! This is definately one of them!
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