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Cleaning kit suggestions...

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

  1. ratf51

    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:
     
  2. byf43

    byf43 NRA Endowment Life Member

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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

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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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

    collim1 Because Alexa said so!

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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

    collim1 Because Alexa said so!

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    They haven't restricted them...yet.