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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hdbrs, Mar 16, 2013.

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  1. hdbrs

    hdbrs Member

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    Was wondering if anyone has tried that otis cleaning kit that krieghoff sells on their website. my current rod isn't long enough for the 34 inch barrel so I've been looking around. or is the old rod and cotton patch way the best way to keep my gun cared for. how do you guys clean your guns after shooting. thanks
     
  2. plabels466

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    For the last 30 years or so i have used this method....... Buy 36' x 1/2' hard wood dowels at your lumber yard....... Attach the metal fittings that come with the aluminum cleaning rods.......You will have to do some wood to metal fitting....Now you are able to use your brushes & jags...... You can cut these dowel to any size you may need.......Works for me......You can also buy thinner or thicker dowels............Pete
     
  3. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Or why not just buy a coated aluminum Dewey rod made for that purpose?

    Ed
     
  4. Beretta687EELL

    Beretta687EELL Well-Known Member

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    Boresnake, works especially well, when the barrel is still warm. Bill Malcolm
     
  5. dhip

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    Bore snakes,,3 of em,1st one with bore cleaner,2nd one with rem oil,3rd one with Gunzilla.

    Doug H. (pa)
     
  6. hdbrs

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    Ya im gonna look at those bore snakes.
     
  7. hdbrs

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    After everytime i shoot?
     
  8. Lou Tenant

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    Bore Snake , yes.
     
  9. Dave P

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    In my van I carry a cleaning rod with a swab on the end. The rod is made longer by adding another section from another cleaning rod Hoppes to be exact. I store it in a piece of plastic pipe that is capped at one end. I carry a spray can of carb. cleaner to use first and then spray some silicone spray. This is only temporary until I get to really cleaning it a few days later
     
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    Yep,after every shoot

    Doug H. (pa)
     
  11. prairieviper

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    The Otis kit is a nice, handy cleaning kit to carry in your bag and use when the occasion arises and you don't have access to your regular rod and other stuff. I've carried one in my shooting bag for years and used it many times.
     
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