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Old 10-06-2020, 06:29 PM   #1
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Recently bought a Ruger Mark III Lite for Mrs. One eye and a Ruger LCRX .22Mag for myself. Scanned the 'net for cleaning ideas and one Youtube suggested that I use mascara brushes to clean the barrels and the chambers. Mrs. One eye went to Sally's supply and picked up a 10 pack for about $3.00. They worked great on the .22 and the .22 mag. I figured that I could use them to clean those hard to reach parts on our shotguns and again they worked great.... I went online and saw that I could buy 100 of them for $5.00. Look at Amazon if you want to try them.. One time use and toss 'em
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Recently bought a Ruger Mark III Lite for Mrs. One eye and a Ruger LCRX .22Mag for myself. Scanned the 'net for cleaning ideas and one Youtube suggested that I use mascara brushes to clean the barrels and the chambers. Mrs. One eye went to Sally's supply and picked up a 10 pack for about $3.00. They worked great on the .22 and the .22 mag. I figured that I could use them to clean those hard to reach parts on our shotguns and again they worked great.... I went online and saw that I could buy 100 of them for $5.00. Look at Amazon if you want to try them.. One time use and toss 'em
Nylon or soft bristles will only get you so far.

I prefer pipe cleaners and bristle pipe cleaners for hard to get to spots.

Something like this for those stubborn carbon deposits:
https://www.harborfreight.com/mini-p...set-63697.html

I also use something like this. Great if you can fins smaller ones:
https://www.harborfreight.com/brass-...ush-69524.html
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I use dental picks I got from my dentist.
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I use dental picks I got from my dentist.
I have the same.... Non marking style... They work great !
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Nylon or soft bristles will only get you so far.

I prefer pipe cleaners and bristle pipe cleaners for hard to get to spots.

Something like this for those stubborn carbon deposits:
https://www.harborfreight.com/mini-p...set-63697.html

I also use something like this. Great if you can fins smaller ones:
https://www.harborfreight.com/brass-...ush-69524.html
Tried the pipe cleaners Didn't do as well as I thought.
Bought a set of non making picks at O'Reilly's auto parts.. They work great.
Brass detail brushes are available but an 8 pack of tooth brushes at Sam's club is cheaper and work well. Thanks for your tips. I may have to revisit the pipe cleaner idea. I have a bunch left over from trying to clean the tiny holes on my ported shotguns
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More good ideas Thanks
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I use dental picks I got from my dentist.
So do I; first wife worked for a while as a dental assistant so I got a few old sets they were going to get rid of. Just need to be careful with hardened stainless steel, but nothing better for nooks and crannies.....
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