ELR Rifle cleaning gear list

Rifle cleaning gear list

This ELR Rifle cleaning gear list has been compiled over many years. We hope that is helps simplify your experience and aligns it with the guidance we provide in our book.  Keep in mind that you will need to customize your shopping list for the specific equipment you use (caliber, rifle brand, etc.). For example, you will want a different patch size if you have a .223 versus a .416 barrel. Ask 10 gun pros which brands are best, and you will get 11 different answers. Not all shooters have all of the things listed below. We would love to learn and share from your experience as well, so please be in touch!

  1. A toolbox or fishing tackle box to hold your gear. We suggest one that has room to have aerosol cans stand upright.
  2. Rubber gloves, keeping in mind that your hands might be sensitive to certain plastics. https://amzn.to/2McJ9vR
  3. Eye protection. Really. The probability of chemicals splashing around is pretty high.
  4. Brushes are great. Because of Shepard’s psychological problem of hoarding, he has far too many toothbrushes, steel brushes and scrub brushes. If you ever see a unique brush, Shepard bets you will someday be able to use it on one of your guns so you should definitely buy it. If you don’t use it, send it to Shepard as a birthday present. A good starter pack: https://amzn.to/2Mg5h8i
  5. Bore brushes for each caliber. Start with five  bronze or nylon. https://amzn.to/3sQMtxe  and nylon: https://amzn.to/3c98rG9 
  6. Shop towels of the blue mechanic type. https://amzn.to/2Y32Ton 
  7. Cotton rags
  8. Cleaning patches appropriate for each caliber. https://amzn.to/2NkB34E 
  9. Cleaning rods. Buy two or three, and we suggest long and skinny because you will be able to use them on not only your current rifles, but also on your next ones. Do NOT use the sectional cheapo rods. https://amzn.to/3p9RnU2 
  10. Jags appropriate for the caliber, we prefer the push-through or “pierce-style” jags over loop jags. The Parker Hale style is good. https://amzn.to/397TIcD
  11. Bore guides for each rifle / chambering. https://amzn.to/3o9rmD0
  12. Cheapo Brake Cleaner. https://amzn.to/39TWiSx 
  13. CLP (Clean – Lubricate – Protect) Remington’s Rem Oil is great. https://amzn.to/39VYXer 
  14. KG-1 carbon remover. https://amzn.to/3oapdXs
  15. KG-12 Copper remover. https://amzn.to/2NjYw5Y
  16. Butches Bore Shine. https://amzn.to/396CThT
  17. Gun oil, it really does not matter what brand. https://amzn.to/3o79ZCH
  18. Gun grease, we like Shooter’s Choice. https://amzn.to/3qO7TcN
  19. Q-Tips. https://amzn.to/2NwxWHb
  20. Gunsmith Screwdriver kit. https://amzn.to/363RngW
  21. Toothpicks, both wood and plastic. https://amzn.to/363VcTk
  22. A dental hygienist gives us her old worn out professional picks, and while we could just buy them online, Shepard likes to be reminded as often as possible of the great joy Sonda brings him during his relaxing teeth cleanings sessions. https://amzn.to/3c62PfA 

elr rifle cleaning gear list