Just get a good ol’ USGI small arms cleaning rod kit, they’re made of steel and come in versions that fit pistols, 5.55, and 7.62 which covers the gamut of small arms needs (except <.22cal). I’ve never managed to break one (even while deployed), and I’ve cleaned a LOT of weapons in my time thus far.Have tried bore snakes and I like them although they do get oil/grime soaked over time. I have had the little brass end (weight) come off though.
can't stand threaded aluminum or brass cleaning rods. I always break them.
anybody recommend a carbon fiber one piece rod, cable rod, or other? What works for you? Should I stick with bore snake and try to clean them with alcohol soak or something?
thx for any ideas!