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    Grand Master Know It All CS1983's Avatar
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    Default .22LR cleaning rod?

    Have a dewey .22 for regular centerfire but I recall it being said on the packaging that it's not recommended for .22 rimfire. Any truth to that? I generally assume manufacturers know their own product's limits.

    Would the .20 caliber rod be ok?

    Any recommendation on a good cleaning solution for both bolt action and semi (m&p 15-22), bore and action internals.
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    I primarily use a bore snake for cleaning my .22 rifles and pistols.

    Alternatively you can check out an airgun cleaning kit. I got one for my .177 cal and it included attachments for .22's as well. It has a very thin rod to fit in the smaller caliber.

    I have no idea if there's any truth to avoiding the centerfire cleaning rod.
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    On my 15-22 I just use a bore snake these days. In the past I used one for .177 as mentioned before.

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    I use a patchworm kit for my 17 and 22 caliber rim-fire firearms.

    http://www.patchworm.com/patchworm.html

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    Not really into boresnakes, especially for something which has wax, and exposed lead and mega carbon fouling like .22lr....

    Really looking for a standard cleaning solution and what people are using for a rod.
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    I use the dewey rod for cleaning revolver chambers, mostly; bore snakes for barrels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpp80202 View Post
    I use the dewey rod for cleaning revolver chambers, mostly; bore snakes for barrels.
    Just the .22 cal or a smaller one?
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    I was talking about .22s, but it holds true for most calibers of handguns. I only use the rods, brushes, and jags for heavier fouling or leading in other calibers.

    Quote Originally Posted by CavSct1983 View Post
    Just the .22 cal or a smaller one?

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    I have several cleaning kits with rods but what I like and use most is the Otis cleaning system that uses coated SS cable with brass fittings for .17-.50 caliber. The Otis cables clean by pulling from breach to muzzle which lessens the chance of crown damage that can result from using rods at the muzzle end. It's especially useful for .22s, M1 Garands and M1As.

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    I started using a .17 rod and 2 22 cal patches to clean all my 22RF rifles. There is no chance of rubbing on the inside of the barrel. Seems to work well for me anyway. I also use BoreTech carbon cleaner or their rimfire cleaner if I can find it.
    Mike

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