Is there a difference between weapon cleaning cloths? If so which brand, do you feel is the best for cleaning your weapons?
I prefer the old flannel sheet brand, cut up into disposable squares, I keep several in a zip-lock in my range bag.
And, welcome to the community, @BlackHawk.
Have you tried Otis 085 Cleaning Wipes?
These are best for me.
Then regular flannel or microfiber.
Fastest and easiest way to keep the tools clean all the time.
Lint free microfiber cleaning clothes, stashed with every firearm!
Silicone wipe down cloths when placing firearms in storage.
Have a bunch of cloth diapers. They are the perfect size to lay out on the table when cleaning pistols and great for wiping down and getting rid of fingerprints.
Which weapons? Rocks, ICBMs, baseball bats?
Guns, knives, the occasional spear head!
IDK. Guess it depends if you want a disposable or a re-useable.
I tend to prefer those which do not leave lint residue. Trying out different brands. I’ve a combo of both disposable XL patches, and re-usable. I added to my kit, XL sized eyeglass cleaning cloths, but need wash by hand, lay flat to dry.
I worry the patches which have lint will over time, lil by lil, deposit into the tiniest" nooks and crannies".
For me rifle, finally got some “snake bore type to thread” thru; Got 3 different brands so to settle on a favorite. Hand wash with mildest dish soap in a bowl or bucket, hang dry; should last me forever. Careful not to cut hand on the snake cleaner, as it has sharp bristles, so handle gently works just as well. Can even use on handgun barrels.
Always needing to learn more, finally brave enough to “run a metal brush into a barrel”; When I noticed a particular ammo left a ring of build up. I wear a mask and goggles, well ventilated area, when doing so.
- Always point in safest direction
- Always re-check the rear barrel and chamber
- Think about inserting a “barrel block” (USCCA store) or chamber flag! (I got some now)
Whatever rag works for me. Old T-shirt, microfibers, ‘gun’ cloths, whatever. I prefer raw fabric and use whatever solvent/cleaner/lube/etc I want at the time.
I prefer100% cotton laundered cloth diapers. No lint! I go through a package of Gerber flat fold Birdseye diapers about every two or three years.
I like to tie a tail on Bore snakes.
The weighted cord will sometimes break off in a barrel and a tail will give you something to grab on to for removal
Thanks boss, gonna try it. ---- Play it safe.