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Cleaning kit suggestions...

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ratf51, Feb 10, 2013.


  1. ratf51

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    I am looking to put together 2-3 simple, portable cleaning kits. One to ride in the buttstock of an AR (Magpul MOE rifle stock), one to carry when hunting (.30 cal. rifle and usually a .22 handgun), and one to go in an emergency bag/get home bag (.40 S&W handgun.) Am I better off to throw in a boresnake and a small bottle of CLP on these or buy a small preconfigured kit? Should I stick with the standard AR cleaning kit that came with one of my ARs or is their a better option? We are talking field cleaning here, not a full blown detail cleaning. I am looking for something small, simple, and expedient. Any recommendations inclusive of recommended lubes/cleaners?

    (I utilized my weak "search-fu" on this topic but found no similar thread. If I am duplicating an earlier thread, my apologies; and give me a link. Thanks in advance!) :wavey:
     

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  2. byf43

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    I've got several cleaning kits.

    For your AR, configure a kit that will fit in your buttstock.
    (I haven't.)
    I have a cleaning kit built from a USGI 'kit', and have both .223 and .308/.30-'06 cleaning rods and bore brushes/chamber brushes, and patches.

    The ONE cleaning kit that I really like, is the OTIS Cleaning Kit.
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     

  3. bustedknee

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    1. A bore-snake in the proper caliber.
    2. A small brush for those hard to reach areas.
    3. A small bottle of CLP (Breakfree).
    3. A small cloth.
    4. A small screwdriver.


    You said cleaning kit. Not repair kit.
    A repair kit will be more specialized per the gun.
     
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  4. collim1

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    I keep a 1oz dropper bottle of CLP, .22 Boresnake, front sight tool, an old toothbrush I cut the handle off of, a chamber brush in a plastic tube to keep from crushing the bristles, and a small rag in my buttstock. I stuff the rag in on top to silence any rattling.

    During extended shooting sessions its nice to be able to swap the bore and apply a few drops of CLP to the witness holes during a break.
     
  5. ratf51

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    Yes. Cleaning kit. I had not thought of including a small screwdriver, though. I would normally have either a Leatherman or a Swiss Army Knife on me but there is nothing wrong with some redundancy. Thanks.
     
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    Old sawed-off toothbrush (I hope it's a legal length)-- alright, added to the list of potentials.
     
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    I've started using the Otis system for my AR and have been pleased with it. Packs up compact and fits in the range bag with no problems.
     
  8. collim1

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    They haven't restricted them...yet.