GUN cleaning the .17hmr?

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  1. Ebtromba

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    so my .22/.223 cleaning rod wouldn’t fit in my .17hmr rifle. I went and bought a hoppes cleaning kit for rimfire rifles. Said it would fit .22 down to .17. well, the rod fits, but the end where the patch goes in wont fit. So what the fuck

    how does OT clean their .17hmr rifles?
     
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    Bore snake?
     
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    you need to get the proper jag. Your probably trying to use a slot tip which i don't know size that small.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Bro...&categoryId=19846&categoryString=10612***8874***

    I like the dewey and tipton jags. Make sure you get the right one for your rod. Also please use a quality one piece rod (dewey or tipton). Those segmented rods are easily bent then they rub the rifling and your accuracy suffers.

    So one piece rod, rod case, quality patches that do not leave fibers, solvent, jags, and brushes.
     
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    Looks good but I hesitant to use steel rods down my barrel. The brass rods or coated rods are less likely to booger the rifling. Granted you need to really care for the rods as grit will stick to them. Keep them in a rod case and wipe the rod down with a wet patch before each pass through the barrel.
     
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    word

    thanks
     
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    if the jag says .17 then it shouldn't be the problem. Try cutting down the patch.

    That's what I have to do for my .17
     
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    yah it won't fit even without a patch right now
     
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    Buy a coated rod and cleaning accessories specifically for .17 cal stuff (most of the "rimfire" stuff doesn't work). If you don't have a bore guide, buy one of those too. Your patch should be tiny as well, and try rolling it around the jag longways (like a cigarette), instead of putting it on the top and having it wrap down.

    Don't go forcing shit down your barrel that doesn't fit well. Most people probably do more damage cleaning their guns then they do shooting them.

    In all seriousness, why are you scrubbing the barrel? Have you noticed a degredation of accuracy?
     
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    it has not yet been fired by me. I was going to put a light film of oil in the bore as I don't think it will be shot for a couple months at least.

    yah i'll be getting a dedicated rod and ends. already have the .17 patches
     
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    and by fired by me I mean its a new gun but I can tell it was test fired at the factory at least once
     
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    Well your going to want to break in the barrel to get the most accuracy out of it.

    My prefered method is to fire one shot, run a wet patch then a dry patch. Fire 2 shots, run a wet patch then a dry patch.
    Fire 3 shots, run a wet patch then a dry patch.
    Fire 4 shots, run a wet patch then a dry patch.
    Fire 5 shots, run a wet patch then a dry patch.
    Done.

    It's a pain in the ass, really can't say for sure it makes all that much difference, but why take chances. In any case you can tell people the barrel was broken in properly if/when you sell the barrel.
     
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    haha wtf

    hi-larious
     
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    That guy used to post 24hourcampfire and judging from what I've seen him post there this is all hopefully a joke. He has a stable full of nice rifles and it makes me sad every time I see pics :hs:
     
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    Yep, same guy. He's shown up in various places around the 'net. I didn't know if the vid was a repost or not (it's made the rounds amongst various places) but I thought it was a pretty funny vid. Larry's a good dude who's shot a lot of stuff in some shitty conditions. I more than trust his judgment/word.

    It was created after a thread like this that turned into a bunch of guys preaching various break in methods that were on par with virgin sacrifices and black magic voodoo.
     
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    You always want a bull barrel. A lot of rifles come with a cow barrel but you want a bull barrel.
     
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    17hmr isnt a dirty round anyways, a simple bore snake will be fine
     

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