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Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ?

26 May 2015
@ 09:27 pm (GMT)

Craig Henard

Just curious how you feel about them?
Here in the the states on all the internet forums people go apeshit crazy about the use of a bore guide.

Alot rant and rave that a bore will be destroyed unless using a bore guide.

I think that unless a man just gets plumb ignorant with a cleaning rod that its not that big of a deal.

Also I have used a cheapo aluminum 3 piece rod to puch an oily patch through the bore and man o man they really get livid with the mention of the use of a 3 piece aluminum !

What say you ?

Thanks
Craig

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27 May 2015
@ 04:40 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ?
Hi Craig. Dan from Reloaders supplies gifted me a bore guide a while ago. I do use it- specifically to keep solvent out of chambers. The guide is not so helpful if lapping as I have written in book 3, but it really is useful from prevent runny solvents like Eliminator or KG-12 from running to the action and mag well. It saves a big clean up.

But as for preventing chamber damage- well, I have a tool specifically for this called my brain plus an additional tool called common sense. These were the same tools you used when you started this thread as in- yes, you are on the right track. People do get carried away with some things. If you use a brass jag and feed it into the chamber and bore carefully- no problemos.

I am not a great fan of 3 piece rods ali for 'armstrong' type cleaning operations but like brass, ali is far softer than bore steel so as long as you are taking care and keeping your rod clean (no grinding paste sounds as you push the rod down the bore) I see no issues. The ali 3 piece jobbies can be very handy in the field.
27 May 2015
@ 03:38 pm (GMT)

Craig Henard

Re: Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ?
Thanks for your thoughts on the Subject Nathan,I appreciate it.

Speaking of Jags
What do you think about the Jags Made of Nylon versus Brass jags?
Do you prefer Spear pointed jags or the Parker Hale jags?


Craig
27 May 2015
@ 09:25 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ?
Well its kind of like doing the dishes Craig. Some pots will come out clean with a nylon pot scrubbing brush, others need a harsher scourer to remove fried bacon fouling.

Horses for courses.

Your Tikka can probably handle a nylon brush for the most part. But once in a while it may need a good huck out with a bronze / brass brush and solvent.
27 May 2015
@ 09:39 pm (GMT)

Craig Henard

Re: Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ?
Thanks Nathan but I was talking about a cleaning jag for use with patches.
I am going to keep this rifle clean every 10 shots or less so I wont have to use an aggressive solvent or brushes.
Using Hoppes #9 solvent left for a day or so in the bore then patched out.

Craig
27 May 2015
@ 09:53 pm (GMT)

Craig Henard

Re: Nathan,Bore guide for cleaning rod ?
Stainless Tikka T3 Superlight 270 Winchester.
Using your analogy I will be cleaning my plate as soon as I get through eating !!fh
 

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