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Old 09-14-2022, 10:17 AM   #1
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Any recs on universal gun cleaning kits. Would rather pay more to get quality product. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-14-2022, 10:42 AM   #2
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I've bought the cheap Hoppe's kits as a budget and portable option in the past, and they are adequate and better than nothing when a cleaning is needed. I broke down and bought a one piece cleaning rod years ago and it definitely changed things for the better. I have used it for .22 to .30 caliber rifles and it has worked great. I have purchased caliber specific jigs and brushes over the years to allow the rod to be used with multiple calibers. I highly recommend the one piece rod, but am not familiar with a universal kit that combines the one piece rod. I have seen some decent looking multi-piece cleaning rod kits (think much better than the Hoppe's kits) at stores like Bass Pro. I would recommend looking online at Midway, Bass Pro/Cabelas, etc. and reading the reviews of the universal kits being offered to determine the best option/price point for your needs.
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Old 09-14-2022, 08:20 PM   #3
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"Pay more for quality" I'd follow Bigfootwolff's advise. I haven't touched my universal kit since buying a one piece rod. I bought a .22 cal rod and use it for all of my rifles just purchase the jags and brushes as needed.
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Old 09-14-2022, 10:04 PM   #4
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x3 on a one piece rod. A decent rod and a set of brushes and jags runs about $60. Most universal kits with a good assortment are $40+ and then you have a junky multi piece rod. Buy once cry once.
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Old 09-14-2022, 10:13 PM   #5
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I use a one piece rod with pro shot jags and nylon brushes. Get you a good bore guide and a solid cradle. Always clean action to muzzle!


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Old 09-15-2022, 07:54 AM   #6
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More barrels have been ruined with “universal” cleaning kits than have been ruined by shooting. Never ever use one of those pieces of crap unless it’s an emergency. I carry a good quality one on hunts where a one piece cleaning rod wouldn’t be practical. One piece rods with a good bearing in the handle are the way to go.
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Old 09-15-2022, 08:49 AM   #7
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I use bore snakes and never let my barrels get so dirty as to need scrubbing with any kind of rod setup. Rustpruf to wipe my guns down with.
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Old 09-15-2022, 10:48 AM   #8
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I’ve got this one in addition to a one piece Dewey rod. If you really want to get fancy you can pick up a bore guide as well. Covers all my cleaning needs and I can store solvents/rags/ect ect in the bottom of the kit.

https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Company.../dp/B00I81LC5A
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Old 09-19-2022, 12:58 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I use bore snakes and never let my barrels get so dirty as to need scrubbing with any kind of rod setup. Rustpruf to wipe my guns down with.
same.

Once I went to the bore snakes, I tossed pretty much everything else. I have three or four size bore snakes, a couple of cans of Breakfree CRP and a few small jars of gun oil. Do that regularly, and it seems to keep everything clean and running well.
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