How Does a Hoppes Universal Gun Cleaning Kit Work?
If you have a range or rifle that you use for hunting, shooting, or just target shooting you will need to buy a quality hoppes universal gun cleaning kit. There are many options that are available in the market place today. A good quality gun cleaning kit will give you years of faithful service. The best way to compare products is to read online reviews of the different types of hoppes products that are available. The Otis Elite Gun Cleaning Kit is one of the best reviewed gun cleaners of all times.
The best and most complete hoppes universal gun cleaning kit available is the Otis Elite Gun Cleaner. It will handle full cleaning of almost any calibre firearms. It is equipped with a spring loaded, rotating brush with over 100 rotating points. This rotating brush will remove the spent casing as well as the primer from your calibre firearm.
When using the hoppes universal gun cleaning kit it is important to remember that it is only suitable for use on calibre firearms. This cleaning rod accepts most calibre firearms manufactured after 2021. Before using the hoppes universal rod you must ensure that it is completely dry before inserting the cleaning rod into the firearm. Once you have removed the cleaning rod you can insert it and see for yourself the amazing amount of debris and powder that has been removed.
The hoppes universal gun cleaning kit comes complete with an adjustable air pump. The air pump is powered by two high-powered 12 volt batteries, one for each side of the flex rod. To operate the pump you simply rotate the flex rod in either direction to change the air pressure. The high voltage batteries are conveniently placed near the charging port on the bottom of the hoppes. The air flow of the pump can be increased or decreased depending upon how much pressure you want to achieve.
The hoppes universal gun cleaning kit also includes a collection container which is used to catch the spent casing as well as the spent primer from both sides of the rod. Once you have collected the spent brass it can be easily removed from the hoppes with a hoppes adaptor. It is vital that once the spent brass has been removed that you remove the brass plug which can be found at the bottom of the hoppes adaptor. Once this has been done you can then dispose of the brass plug, if you wish.
The other components of the hoppes gun cleaning kits include a quick brush and a hoppes adaptor with adapter for rifles and handguns. The quick brush is useful in removing the small spent casing that can prevent the hoppes adaptor from fitting on your particular firearm. The quick brush also helps to get rid of any hairline scratches that may be on your firearm. It is advisable that you clean your hoppes no less than twice a year and use the gun cleaning kits that come with the appropriate brushes and adaptors.
A special tool called the flex pole is used in the hoppes universal gun cleaning kits. This piece of equipment allows you to determine the bore diameter of your particular firearm. After you have determined the bore diameter you are able to pass a thin piece of brass tubing through the hole and bend the brass tube to the left or the right to allow the brass to pass through. Once you have bent the brass tube to the correct position the plastic dipstick is placed on the inner side of the brass tube.
Another feature that is found on some of the Hoppes Universal Gun Cleaning Kits available is a micro fiber towel. The purpose of this towel is to remove any excess wax or dirt that may be present on your firearm. Some users find that this towel has a sticky residue that can ruin their accuracy. There are also a couple of cleaning brushes on the Hoppes gun cleaning kits available. These brushes are used to remove any debris from the internal parts of the firearm.