SA80 cleaning kit

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by gunz, Jun 22, 2011.

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  1. Im looking for a good site to buy a few parts for the SA80 cleaning kit other than ebay/surplusandoutdoors because ebay is not got what im after and surplusandoutdoors have a shite service. Any help here would be much appreciated
  2. the QM's department it is free.
  3. HHH

    HHH LE

    Why would you want, or need to??
  4. 3 things to upgrade your cleaning kit a .223/.22 bore snake, paintbrush and a dentist pick/tools
  5. Cover it in honey then dip it in sand - finally jetwash off with a pressure washer - should work a treat after that.
  6. Are you a cadet?

    Don't buy an issued cleaning kit, as you will be issued one. Also don't buy one because it's full of useless crap like a bit of sponge pushed onto a lolly stick!

    If you really want to blow cash on cleaning materials to clean one of Betty's rifles then buy yourself a .2LR/.223/5.56 boresnake and a small dropper bottle of Break-Free CLP from any good gun shop. You will find these items will make cleaning no.8s and L98s, LSWs a lot easier. Everything else you need is in the issued kit. (Or should be)

    Hoppe's .22 Caliber Rifle Boresnake .223, 5.56mm Calibre Centrefire Rimfire Cleaner 24011 Bore Snake

    Midwayuk - Break-Free CLP (Bore Cleaning Solvent, Lubricant, Rust Preventative) .68 oz Liquid
  7. Are they so you can identify your weapon from the scratches?
  8. yes
  9. A .22 boresnake. Yes great idea. Explain that to the armourer when you can't get it out again!
  10. HHH

    HHH LE

    You're mean't to clean it, not give it a oral exam!!
  11. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    autosol so you can bull the working parts into a jewell like state of perfection
  12. Why wouldn't he be able to get it out? Have you ever used a boresnake?
  13. Never had a problem myself (on no 8s or L85,86 or 98)... you do know .22 is the same as 5.56 don't you?
  14. Yes I do know .22 is 5.56/ I also know how long it takes to get a jammed boresnake out of a rifle. They're ok for shotguns but not in small calibres - not in anything of mine.
  15. Have you got the right size for the rifle or did yours snap the bootlace? Personally I've never known a snake get jammed and I've used .17, a .22 and a 7.62 versions. Seen plenty of patches and pull throughs jammed in barrels as a CFAV though!