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Old 01-30-2012, 20:36   #1
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Best cleaning rod for mini 14 target

what is the best cleaning rod for the mini 14 target? Because you have to clean the mini 14 form the muzzle I don't know what to use for a cleaning rod that will not harm the stainless barrel. Some of the better brushes that i see are nylon coated but some one told me once tha nylon brushes were hell on stainless barrels so is a nylon rod OK? On the ruger site is shows him using a flex cable puller with a patch but I have never seen one in Canada. where would you get one? what do you guys use and what do you think is the best?
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I have always used a Dewey rod with nylon brushes with no problems, I never heard of nylon hurting SS. They sell a ton of the everywhere, almost only option anymore. I do follow up with couple pull thrus with a bore snake.
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I use a bore snake and clean the barrel from the breach. I also periodically use a rod with plastic coating and a brass or copper brush finished w/ cotton swabs and lubed. Have a great day. Mike
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The flex cable you are referring to is called The Otis System. Otis Technology

I use a Boresnake right after shooting since day one and it seems to work fine. Hoppe's 9 - BoreSnakes
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otis kit and gunzilla.
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I had a Hoppe's Viper boresnake break while trying to pull it through my Mini-14 Tactical and was unable to get it out. The skinny part broke off. Clamped the free end hanging out of the breech in a vice and pulled it out. Switched to an Otis cleaning kit for my Mini-14 and 10/22, no problems.
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Otis system and boresnakes is what I use.
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Also use the otis kit & boresnake.
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Originally Posted by rjgvt View Post
I had a Hoppe's Viper boresnake break while trying to pull it through my Mini-14 Tactical and was unable to get it out. The skinny part broke off. Clamped the free end hanging out of the breech in a vice and pulled it out. Switched to an Otis cleaning kit for my Mini-14 and 10/22, no problems.
I have a friend that had his Viper break too. I hear they break often. The original is way better.. go figure.
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