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Thread: Bore guide? Yes, no, deffinately?

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    Bore guide? Yes, no, deffinately?

    Hi team,

    Pretty fussy with my cleaning regime but dont have a bore guide. So maybe doing some damage?
    Just after some advice on pros, cons and even some brands to get or not.
    Hey someone may even have one they want to flick?

    Tikka T3 ss .270 ( dont need a lecture on my cal choice either )

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    I am fairly meticulous about cleaning as well Gibo but I have never used a bore guide. To me the bore is the guide for the rod
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Yeah thats true but i dont have a plastic coated cleaning rod, i have a screw together steel one.
    It seems ok when im carefull but i dont know if its causing damage or not. Also dont want solvent or too much oil in the breach?

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    I use them, just a cheap yellow one from reloaders. Supposedly you can do damage with the rod if you don't. For the sake of $20 or what ever it was it can't hurt right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennos View Post
    I use them, just a cheap yellow one from reloaders. Supposedly you can do damage with the rod if you don't. For the sake of $20 or what ever it was it can't hurt right?
    Yeah true, is it that yellow and black one bout $25???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Yeah thats true but i dont have a plastic coated cleaning rod, i have a screw together steel one.
    It seems ok when im carefull but i dont know if its causing damage or not. Also dont want solvent or too much oil in the breach?
    Mate all I use on all of my rifles is an old M16 break down cleaning rod.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Man im getting tight, before my daughter arrived i would have had the best one there is wether i needed it or not!
    Oh well look after the pennies as they say

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    I use one. Mainly for ease, but it's nice to know none of the solvent is getting where it shouldn't. In all honesty the main reason I have one is just because the guy who took me to sight my rifle in when I first got it said I should get one hah I'm no old hand. The plastic one I have only cost $15-$20 or something - why not?
    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Yeah true, is it that yellow and black one bout $25???
    That's the one I have
    Yeah nah bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillipgr View Post
    That's the one I have
    Sweet?

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    I use one,reasoning same as above, dunno if it helps , but can't hurt.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    The only thing i found when using my screw together metal one, was if i wasnt careful it could scrape against any of the straight parts in the receiver (like the top) and would take the golden film on it. leaving shit in the action. So i just rolled up a piece of paper and put that through the bolt channel all the way into the bore. Then run the rod down the middle of that. Worked for me. But im just a lazy cheap prick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Sweet?
    Yeah bro, it's all good.
    Yeah nah bro

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    Gibo / Phillip, the next time you see me tell me why you fellah's are solvent (ab)users.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    I always use them, dont like the idea of the rod rubbing on one side of the throat. Im not sure if im keen on the coated rods as grit can get impregnated in them. One piece stainless rod is what I use

 

 

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