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Freethinker
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If so, what do you like? I purchased a couple of Iosso brushes and they are very well made, but they seem oversized compared to brushes for other calibers I’m familiar with and they are very difficult to push through the bore.

(If you don’t use bore brushes or only use metal brushes, please don’t clutter up the thread just to tell us that. Thank you. Smile )




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I use Iosso brushes, ya they're tight at first. Use them a few times will get better. Just be careful you're not flexing/bowing the cleaning rod so much it drags against the bore.

Brownell's house brand is a looser fit.
 
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Iosso is fine. I've pretty much standardized on Boretech products and brushes for cleaning, with my Tipton carbon fiber rods.
 
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Originally posted by offgrid:
Just be careful you're not flexing/bowing the cleaning rod so much it drags against the bore.


That’s what bothers me more than the force required to push the brush through the bore. My Hoppe’s carbon fiber rod doesn’t bow unless I’m pushing the Iosso 6.5 brush, but then it does. I was looking for information about other types, like the Brownells brand, to avoid having the same problem.

Thanks.




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Since you're not going to use the Iosso brush, no harm in modifying it to possibly get it to work. I'm all about modding stuff!

Chuck the brush in a drill. Wrap some sand paper around a wood block. Spin the brush, lightly put pressure on it with the sanding block. Wash thoroughly, give it a try, repeat if needed.....
 
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Ha! Good idea.
I wondered if there was a way to reduce the diameter of the brush, but couldn't think of a good method. Thanks.




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There was a retired fella in Mesa, AZ, that only went shooting four times a year.

But he shot 4 rifles, over three hours.

His physical abilities were such that cleaning was a long and strenuous process.

He built jigs to hold each rifle securly ,
Which allowed him to use both
hands /arms to work the cleaning rod.





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I've been switching all my bore brushes to nylon so I don't have to worry about copper solvents eating the brushes. I don't remember which brand I bought but they seem to be a little larger in diameter than the same caliber of bronze brushes.


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I use the sizing trick on some of the oversize brushes, though I won't mention having ruined one or two. I stapled some sand paper on a some scrap wood. Today a sizing fit was needed for my latest rifle purchase, fell into a nice deal on a Bergara B-14 HMR in 6.5 CM. I will be doing the barrel break in tomorrow. The AR-10 build will be delayed a bit.
 
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