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Thread: Putting together my first centrefire cleaning kit. Help Please!

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    Putting together my first centrefire cleaning kit. Help Please!

    Hi guys

    I have just bought my first centrefire. A remington 700 ADL in 22-250.

    I need to put a cleaning kit together and when i first bought my shotgun I wasted a load of money on cheap rubbish in terms of cleaning gear and I dont want to do that again!

    I will need-

    Boreguide
    Rod
    Jag
    Brush
    Solvents

    Has anyone got any reccomdations before I part with my hard earned?

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    I suggest you give reloading solutions a call as they have everything you will need and at a good price

    I bought dewey rods for my guns,they are a bit pricey but will last a long time.

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    I think solvents are very much a personal choice as different people prefer different ways of cleaning. I've been using Butches Boreshine for what it is worth.

    In terms of rods I bought a Tipton carbon fibre rod and have been very pleased with it. I guess the only drawback is it is one piece so not easy to travel with but I never have any concerns about it doing damage. It also says it will take "moderate" hammer blows for removing something stuck in the bore not that I've ever needed it. Think I got it from midwayuk but there will be better (less expensive) sources. I would certainly recommend it.

    http://www.midwayuk.com/apps/eproduc...eItemID=164517


    If you go that route than you will need male ends on your brushes and jags. I think this is a UK/US thing though most stuff now seems to conform to the US pattern.

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    Boreguide - I purchased a generic type which works well in my 700 & pro-hunter
    Rod - A good solid one peice rod, Park Hale rods are fine but you will need adaptors for all the newer type brushes.
    Jag - Parker Hale type is as good as any.
    Brush - 1 x bronze 1 x nylon (pro-shot), 2 x mops one for solvent & one for oil.
    Solvents - KG -1 is the best!! Break free CPL oil with a touch of ZX1 micro oil and a good carbon cleaner ( I use the one from the KG range).

    If you don't want to fork out for KG -1 then Roblasolo Mil is a fine copper solvent but remember, not all solvents remove copper and most copper solvents do not remove carbon.

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    don't buy a boreguide, take a used 20gauge cartridge and knock the primer out, then stick it bendy end into the back of the action...and the rod should go through the primer pocket/flash hole fine..no point in spending the monies on fancy stuff for that purpose...just my 2 cents.

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    A 1 piece metal rod with spinning handle, bronze brush, jag, patches, copper solvent, oily rag and some light oil.

    The simpler the better.
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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    If you can afford the best, forget the rest................. Wipeout, tipton carbon fibre rod & jag.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Forget the brush - just get some wipe-out liquid (patch-out) and don't look back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    If you can afford the best, forget the rest................. Wipeout, tipton carbon fibre rod & jag.
    Is carbon fibre fashionable?

    What is wrong with a plastic coated metal one?
    There is a place on this planet for all of God's creatures, right next to my tatties and gravy!!!

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    Don't forget that the chamber needs cleaning as well as the barrel. I bought a Hornady kit which has all sorts of bits in it but I have since had advice (from a South African former bench-rest shooter and gun shop owner who has written papers and books on the subject) that the best way to clean a chamber is to use an over size mop, soaked in Zippo lighter fuel, on a pistol rod. After swabbing out with the mop give the chamber a final rinse with methylated spirit. Methylated spirit is also good for a final swabbing out after barrel cleaning to get rid of any oil residue.

    Phil

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