Cleaning Kit Recommendations - Target Shooting

Stortford

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Hi all!

Been shooting both small bore and full bore for over a year now and have acquired a collection of firearms!

Now my question is, does anyone have a 'go to' brand for cleaning supplies/accessories? Currently I'm just using some cheapo kit from amazon, a bore snake (for my 20 cal rifles), an old tooth brush, and some blue roll with the Napier cleaner/oil for cleaning and oiling my guns!

Are there any components of a kit that are a 'must have', or any secret tools I'm missing out on using? Been using tooth picks and cotton buds to get into those hard to reach places! I've seen Napier do a solid 1 piece rod, was thinking about picking one of them up?

If it matters, I shoot majority GRSB/GRCF.

Let me know what you think!
 
I'm a fan of Bore Tech products, and the Rimfire blend is excellent for the small bores. The only downside is their stuff is not cheap!
Blimey their rods are expensive! But their brushes and cleaner aren't too bad, might have to pick some up!
 
Pro-shot for me, its top quality cleaning equipment. I will only use other brands if I can't get a pro-shot version.
Just had a quick look and their stuff seems fairly reasonably priced! The pre cut patches look a lot more convenient than the ones I'm using now
 
For competition centre fire, i would suggest a bore scope for only checking the cleaning process and ensuring the removal of the start of a carbon ring before its a problem.
If you don't know what you are looking at the first time you poke the scope down the tube, plenty here to help.

Boretech has good product, and using precut patches are easy to use.
 
For competition centre fire, i would suggest a bore scope for only checking the cleaning process and ensuring the removal of the start of a carbon ring before its a problem.
If you don't know what you are looking at the first time you poke the scope down the tube, plenty here to help.

Boretech has good product, and using precut patches are easy to use.
I only really shoot centerfire comps every few months, hardly get any rounds through it in all honesty, still worth the investment you think?
 
I only really shoot centerfire comps every few months, hardly get any rounds through it in all honesty, still worth the investment you think?
i shoot comps once a month, but it adds consistency to the whole process - you know how clean or dirty the barrel is, not just relying on a patch colour.
 
Quality tools cost money, buy once cry once. I prefer nylon brushes, they don't get eaten by copper solvents. Coated rods make sense to me as well. I use Hoppes no9, Sweets 7.62, Montana extreme copper killer, USGI bore cleaner and Ballistol. All work. Seen Bore tech in use and I am a fan, once my stocks are depleted I will buy Bore tech.
 
Tipton jags and carbon rods and Boretech Eliminator. You can get a set of jags which works for me as I have several calibres to clean.
I used Eliminator for the first time last night in a relatively new barrel which I had previously cleaned with Butch’s bore shine and ballistol. That Eliminator stuff came out bright blue from the copper! It certainly seems to work.
 
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