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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My AR is my first real rifle so I've never worried about using a bore guide before. Are they all the same or are some better than others? I'll be ordering from midway. Will this one work fine? http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=946181&t=11082005

And for cleaning rods, I got a nice outers coated rod for xmas but it's for a .17 caliber which means it has the 5x40 threads. I want to buy a new one with the correct 8x32 threads. Are the tipton carbon fiber all they are hyped to be? It's $27, I can live with that price.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=392810&t=11082005

And Last, I have a chamber brush but don't have a cleaning rod without a rotating handle. Is buying this thing worth it or is it overkill?
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=423606&t=11082005

Anything I should change before I order? All this stuff looks the same to me :p
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I hear the otis stuff is really nice but they don't seem to make a rigid cleaning rod. I like a bore snake to pull through but want something rigid to push a jag through it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
FWIW, my cousin's husband just returned from Iraq. I asked him at Christmas what he used to clean his M4. He said he used a boresnake and CLP. That's it. He said it kept everything really clean and kept his rifle 100% reliable. If it is good enough for our guys in the sandbox, it's good enough for me.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Recently I just use a $5 steel non rotating rod kit for the chamber, a chamber brush, and a bore snake.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
The tipton carbon fiber rod is REALLY nice. I ended up with the JP enterprises bore guide. Thats really nice as well.

I'd recommend both to anyone who needs them.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I think you are getting to fancy for your typical cleaning, go to walmart and you can get a kit with a brass rod and many attachments for different calipers for under $20
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
If it is good enough for our guys in the sandbox, it's good enough for me.
That's pretty flawed reasoning. You really think a G.I. has room for the optimum equipment, such as a rigid cleaning rod, or do you think there might be other considerations for combat condition equipment? :-D
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Here's the web site for the best stuff period: http://www.sinclairintl.com/announcements.html

Get the following

Dewey coated rod .22 cal with brass jag
upper/lower link (this holds the rifle open for cleaning)
sinclair bore guide with solvent port

and a Dewey chamber brush with short rod

Butches bore shine
Breakfree CLP
 
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