questionsi need a 22 caliber rifle cleaning kit.

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WalMart. Buy a universal cleaning kit. Cheaper in the long run.

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@lavikinga: it scares me that you know this. Makes a note to not piss off the Viking Queen

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@hobbit: I've made that note since she mentioned she has a CC permit.

But yeah, a simple universal kit should do you fine, if you don't have a Wallyworld around you, which is impossible I think, then your local range should have the kit too.

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@catbertthegreat and @hobbit: You are both pretty funny. I have a CC. Lots of people do. Some of them are your friends. Some are not. You know what they say:

An armed society is a polite society.

[Edit] stephen1424: @lavikinga is correct. Get a universal kit.

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I am embarrassed to admit I have never completely cleaned any of my guns myself. It's not for the lack of trying. My husband watched me one time and not even 5 minutes into cleaning kind of "here, let me do this part" until there was nothing left to do. He finally admitted he would rather be responsible for the gun cleaning duties in the house. "It's not that you wouldn't be good, but I know where I keep all the stuff..." Men are so cute sometimes.
As he has much love for firearms, and bullets, I didn't fight him on it. He is fastidious and I think it's a Zen thing for him to be one with the Hoppe's. Sounds a bit sexist, but it works.

edit- After living with him for over 27 years, I know where to buy all sorts of crap. Heck, Larry Potterfield at MidwayUSA has most of my kids' tuition money. In fact, we told him so when we met him at a convention not too long ago. Such a nice man. Who has all our money.

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@lavikinga: I watched my Daddy cleaning his rifle when I was small enough that I had to hang on to the edge of the table to peer over it. When he saw I was interested, he pulled up a chair, and said "You can't touch anything. If you touch stuff, you can't watch." I sat on my hands to keep from losing the privilege. I believe that the cleaning process is very zen, but I also find weeding all my garden beds by hand to be a zen moment.

Thanks so much for reminding me of that early memory. It made me smile.

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@shrdlu: oh I know I do live in the south. It amazes me to find out that there are straight laced women down here who carry. I don't and probably never will, I don't believe in it really although I probably should. Don't get me started on all the annual hunting trips my co workers go on either, I didn't grow up that way. I grew up going on annual shopping trips.

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@hobbit: Unfortunately, the big, bad world is closing in on suburbia and way too many bad things are happening closer & closer to home. Plus, neither I, nor my husband, took it too kindly to me being repeated harassed when out on my morning runs by the paper delivery guy a few years back.
I've also had to cultivate a "don't eff with me, fellas" air when I go out alone. My husband calls it the Ice Princess look.

@shrdlu: Thank YOU for triggering memories. I'll have to say my parents did a wonderful job of teaching my brother, sister & I how to behave in public. They knew they could take us anywhere, including shops with delicate breakables. We were taught to hold our hands behind our backs and to never touch anything that wasn't ours. To this day, I STILL find myself instinctively tucking my hands behind me when I shop.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmFk-udy0rE

my dad sent this to me ages ago...

he said he got a little choked up because it reminded him of me at that age.

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@wootiewooterson: OO-RAH! No one messes with Daddy's Little Girl.

And @LaVikinga: my last comment should've read "...my brother, sister & ME."
DOH! I hate when that happens.

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@wootiewooterson: That is one of the very few times I've almost logged in to comment on a youtube entry. Oh, wait, I don't have an account. ...but if I did, I'd have voted that sucker right up. The moment at the end is very sweet; she's so excited that she did it.

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I really wish my employer didn't block youtube so I could watch this now. It sounds like something I'll enjoy. Guess I'll just have to wait until I get home tonight...

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@wootiewooterson: That's quality stuff, reminds me of when I used to live in Louisiana - from the age of 4 to 5. Boy do I miss the South.

And sometimes I really wish I knew how to handle the heat...

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@stephen1424: It's so nice to see folks come back for an answer to their question. And even nicer to see them say thanks. It's the little things like this that make my day a happier one. Yeah @stephen1424!

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@lavikinga: You are right on the money on people coming back, and on the good manners of thanking us for helping, too.

@stephen1424: You're very welcome. Hope that one works, and please make some effort to check out the vendor first (wish I'd checked out OrangeOnions, but I'm going to be writing a scathing review later today).

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Walmart has these off and on, BTW. I'm not wild about WalMart, but darn if they don't have the best deal going on many things.

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Someone did mention bad reviews by amazon, but noone has yet put a link for kits for sale on amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=rifle+cleaning+kit&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=163001864&ref=pd_sl_651yrdsos1_e

Don't forget that your old t-shirts can be made into cleaning patches.

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@chalion: If you'd looked at the link for the Deal that I'd posted, you'd have seen that it went to Amazon. It may even be the very kit you just posted (I didn't look at the link).

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Rather than getting cleaning rods and brushes etc, get a boresnake, with some break free clp, it's a fantastic combo.

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@agoristmike: +1 on that.

i highly recommend getting a boresnake instead of, or better yet, in addition to a rod and brush cleaning set and whatever cleaning chemicals a reputable shop near you recommends. i have some stuff i really like but cannot remember the name of it for the life of me and am on the train so i can't exactly look in my ammobox...

i shoot a .22 ruger and have found it more than enough to boresnake once or twice every 250-500 rounds. the weapon remains quite clean and in service with a minimum of work and minimum of risk, even when shooting the cheap stuff. every 1000-1500 rounds i run a boresnake with cleaning fluid through a half dozen times to loosen and remove any fouling in the rifling and every 5000 rounds i clean thoroughly with a brush and rod combo. i am hesitant to use the brush and rod more often for fear of damaging the muzzlecrown.