Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Universal Cleaning Kit

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Quacky88, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    223
    Hey All,

    Happy Holidays! Been doing some research on the Universal kit offerings out there to upgrade the cheap generic one I've been using for the last couple of years. Hoping for some feedback or opinions on what you recommend and use.

    I was curious about the Remington Squeeg-E kit and if any had any experience with Em'. I'm also looking at the Otis kit and Dewey rod cleaning systems. Trying to take advantage of the seasonal sale offerings at Cabelas and elsewhere, for some reason Santa never responds to Dad's wish list...... Thanks ahead of time for any feedback.:D
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2014
  2. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    223
    No recommendations? :(
     
  3. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    1,062
    Sorry, most people it seems start piecing together what they need, are you looking for pistol solutions, rifle or both?

    I can let you know what i've found to be useful if you like?
     
  4. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    3,360
    Likes Received:
    6,938
  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,827
    Likes Received:
    3,957
    I have a mixed up hodgepodge of caliber specific brushes and parts of various kits, mostly basic Hoppes or Otis kits and a few old tooth brushes and T-shirt scraps and a .22Bore snake.
    One day I'll get fancy.
    Love the bore snake on my mini-14 and .22 though.
     
  6. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    1,062
    I got the Otis compact kit, has most of what i needed, i like the cable system for rifle cleaning.

    I will add that my only cleaning and lube/protection these days is MPro7 cleaner and then Froglube and/or Seal1 (same stuff essentially) for the lube and protection.

    I recently bought a gunslick cleaning rod for my pistols, carbon fibre and ball bearing with a very comfortable handle. I only wish i'd bought this sooner, it's a real joy to use and found it on amazon for ~$15.

    On top of the brushes i got with the Otis kit, i also purchased Hoppe's Tornado brushes for all my calibres, these are great;

    I use them to do basic cleaning and also use them instead of a jag and/or patch puller. They hold patches up to the barrel very efficiently and are much easier to use than jags and pullers. I still use the brushes for getting any stubborn build up in riflings, otherwise the tornado brushes and/or bore snakes work very well.

    Oh, yeah grab some bore snakes, highly recommend those or the Otis version (Ripcords) I have both.
     
  7. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    223
    Hey Max thanks for the the quick reply! Yes I'd be curious to hear what you use. I'd like to get a combo rifle/pistol kit with quality rods and brushes. I have a boresnake for
    45ACP which I use, but as I'm a bit OCD with cleaning so it just serves a a step in the process.

    That Elite Otis kit looks like it could be end all be all, do the rip cords do as well as rod system?
     
  8. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    1,062
    Personally, i think i remember trying to find what you're wanting. I'm 99% certain they don't exist :(

    I'm a little OCD as well, i'm currently going through detail stripping my guns :)

    Read the post above yours and let me know any more questions.
     
  9. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    223
    Awesome Max thanks for the great info.! And Bolus and Newbie alike.

    I like the idea of your System Max and think that might fill my OCD needs. Did you get your Tornado brushes in a pack or individually for caliber?
     
  10. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    1,062
    They're sold individually, i bought most for a few bucks each on amazon.
     
  11. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    223
    One more question on the Tornado brushes Max. I see they're stainless steel, do you use them on all your bores and barrels without ill effect or scratching?
     
  12. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,702
    Likes Received:
    1,062
    Yes, no problems, they're soft edged and sprung. There is never an exposed end against the bore.
     
  13. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    223
    Thanks for everything Max I appreciate the help :)
     
    F2CMaDMaXX likes this.