How do you guys clean the barrel, throat, and chamber of your S308? I have bore guides for my bolt actions and AR's. Ive used an AR10 brush w/ chamber rod and the brush snaps off. I think due to angle. I love the AK platform but the fact that i cant get a proper cleaning rod to straight down the barrel is lame. And yes i have a snake. But I dont see that as a replacement for proper barrel cleaning.
How do you all clean the chamber/throat of your S308?
Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:20 AM
What is this cleaning you speak of??
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Posted 20 September 2016 - 10:02 AM
Edited by forsaken352, 20 September 2016 - 11:38 AM.
Posted 20 September 2016 - 12:18 PM
Bore snakes dont do the same thing as rods, brushes, jags. Proper cleaning may not be necessary on an ak. But I would bet it's the difference between getting 20k rounds and 50k rounds through the gun. Snakes are certainly "good enough" but do a thorough cleaning after using a snake and you'll see how much the snake leaves behind. I use one piece ProShot polished stainless rods. I have a pair for .22-.26 cal and another pair for larger cal. Ive heard the coating on coated rods can scrape off in the barrel or on the crown. I would not use a segmented rod unless it was an emergency. I'll look into the chamber maids. For simple barrel cleaning, my bore guide for my M-40 bolt gun works well being inserted through the reciever of my S308. But there is a slight cant so the rod isnt enterring totally straight. But itss clearing the throat and seems to straighten out by the time it hits the crown.
Edited by EZTundra77, 20 September 2016 - 12:25 PM.
Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:22 AM
M1a or a M14 USGI Chamber brush ratchet wigget.
Edited by HB: Also maybe a M1 Garand 30.06 chamber brush attached to a similiar rachet butt stock tool would work also. Just do not insert so far into the chamber. Never tried it myself, but it should also work.
Edited by HB of CJ, 12 November 2016 - 10:45 AM.
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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:08 AM
Yeah, I generally just run a bore snake when I feel like cleaning it. It may not clean quite as good as a real rod, brush, jag and patches, but I bet I would ruin the accuracy a lot faster cleaning from the muzzle with that stuff than I will by just using the boresnake to do a less thorough job.
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