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    Bore guides

    Any recommendations? Doing some reading and they seem to come very highly recommended. One website even went so far as to say you might as well just not bother cleaning without one, which seemed OTT but I'm new to this so hey what do I know!

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    Most are ill fitting and serve no purpose at all - some even make it harder to clean the rifle like the MTM(?) ones they're rubbish!

    The best ones I've seen are made from Nylon or Teflon (or similar engineering plastic) machined to the right OD and with a very small ID just a fraction larger than the bore size.

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    Bore guides

    Agree with KJ. I reckon for a normal cleaning regime they are not needed at all. Just a gimmick target shooters use to be gear freaks I reckon.



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    I have always used one with all my ARs
    these ones
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    They are anything but a POS

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    Rather than buying one, improvise by simply drilling out the primer pocket of a spent case, with a hole just big enough for cleaning rod brush to pass through. Easy !
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    I use the Sinclair ones with no complaints, very simple and robust.

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    OK - thanks all!

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    I always use one.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    I always use one.
    +1 wouldn't clean without one now.

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    I have a 30 cal bore and 22cal cleaning rod so don't see the point. Have to be pretty ham fisted to get it to touch.
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    you don't have a .284., 277.,243. 224. 22. 17 caliber bore cleaner
    Dammed if i know how you have survived.
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    I use my .30cal to clean clean my 6.5. Never used copper solvent just hoppes #9 or some power lube from crc. Still shoots minute of deer. Never touched a bore guide in my life but if i had one I'd probably use it just because I had it
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    Thats alright Toby,
    I've always used my 7mm to clean my 6.5, but Now I own a 7mm .
    It's a problem
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    I'll get a 7mm too.... One day
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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
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    you don't have a .284., 277.,243. 224. 22. 17 caliber bore cleaner
    Dammed if i know how you have survived.
    I have jags to suit the bore sizes i have. You soon know if you mix up the 303 one with the 308 one it don't go in.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

 

 

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