Cleaning the chamber is one thing and using that issue M14 cleaning kit to run your barrel is another. I and many wouldn't recommend it as that steel rod is very rough on the barrel and crown damage is a definite concern. If you mess up your crown you'll see your accuracy fly out the window.flip180 said:I ordered a butstock cleaning kit on-line and have some Tetra gun grease on the way through my local gunstore. I gave the gun a thorough cleaning a couple of nights ago and will clean the chamber properly with the chamber brush when the cleaning kit comes in. I will grease it up as previously described by MassMark and have another go at it with the ten rounder in the gun. If that doesn't do it, I have seven 20 round USGI mags on the way from Armalite and will see what those do when they come in.
You might think about getting a OTIS kit which will let you clean from the chamber to the muzzle and protect your barrel crown. If not that than a good rod and bore guide like Dewey's would be my next choice.