- May 15, 2012
- The land of USA-made Subies!
I mostly agree. If you're shooting "clean" ammo, or just a couple rounds, bore snakes should do the trick; but a good brass brush is always useful as well when cleaning deeper.... but remember, NEVER change directions in the bore with a hard brush, keep going til it's all the way out! I'd stroke the dirty bore a couple times with the brush, then chase it with the snake, and then be sure to liberally lube the action and trigger. I'll be transparent here though: I rarely spend a lot of time cleaning unless I've been shooting several hundred rounds, or it's winter. Quality definitely overrides quantity when it comes to a "clean enough" gun and action. I think my AK ruined me on this part
Originally Posted by Boomer
Just using a bore snake can leave the rifling grooves dirty. I use a brass/bronze brush for the caliber wrapped with a patch soaked in cleaning fluid. I run these from the breech to the muzzle, scrubbing gently as I go. I repeat this until the patches are fundamentally clean and then I will use a bore snake or brush with solvent to finish. I always use one wipe of G96 on a patch before storing the gun.