GUN Rifle cleaning, direction of cleaning rod

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  1. GlobeGuy

    GlobeGuy New Member

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    How crucial is it to clean your rifle from the breech end? If the cleaning rod doesn't fit from the breech end, can you start from the muzzle end? :eek3::eek3:
     
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    you can, will wear your crown after a while tho unless you use one of those plastic guides. Each time one of the seams of the rod rubs against the crown, it can wear it down.
     
  3. xpinchx

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    Bore snake FTW.
     
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    just be careful not to fuck up the crown :dunno:

    Also don't buy multi-piece rods for home use, that's retarded.
     
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    I thought you were always supposed to go out the barrel i.e. same direction the bullet travels?
     
  6. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    Yeah, there are some weapons this is impossible to do on though. Garrands, M1 Carbines, M14s, and Ruger ranch rifles are some of them.
     
  7. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    It's not impossible, but it is kind of a pain. I always cleaned my mini 14 by sticking the cleaning rod in through the end of the barrel to the chamber without anything on the end, then dipping the patch in cleaning solvent or whatever else and inserting it into the cleaning rod and pulling it back out. repeat x 11ty, or until clean
     
  8. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Is there a reason some people don't use bore snake or do you all just hates yourselves?

    Add 10/22 to that list BTW, unless you drill a hole in the back of your receiver. But of course then you have to remove the bolt which is a PITA every time you want to clean it.
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    Well when i first got my mini-14 i was 16, and that was 9 years ago, and I dont think bore snakes existed back then. Plus I dont own it anymore so I dont have to worry with it anymore. I just got used to doing it that way when I was young, so that's the way I've always done it with guns that are somewhat difficult to clean.
     
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    Cleaning M44's is ftw, just pull the trigger and the bolt comes right out.
     
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    You can clean from the muzzle if you are careful, and have a good coated rod. If at all possible you should clean from the breech. If you need to buy a longer rod then get the longer rod.

    Bore snakes are great. I use them, have 3 for each caliber and keep them in my range bag. They do not replace a rod if your serious about having a clean accurate barrel.

    Do not use a segmented rod for regular cleaning. If they are even slightly out of alignment you will damage your rifling. I do keep one in my rangebag for emergencies such as if I had a squib. So it's more a emergency squib rod than a cleaning rod.

    I like a one piece dewey or tipton cleaning rod, and use the all brass brushes and jags. I also have a rod case to keep them in so I make sure they don't get bent. Make sure youe wipe down the rod too after each pass trough the barrel.
     
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    +1 boresnake
     
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    Where can I get non segmented .17-.22 cleaning rod online??

    None of the stores here seem to carry the non segmented rod. :wtc:
     
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    Likewise here.
     
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    +1 for boresnake

    Sometimes I call my penis the Bore Snake.











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  16. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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  17. I have one of these, and a number of Boresnakes. I think the Boresnakes are better for all around cleaning, as they actually have the brass bristles. I use the patchworm mostly to pass a lightly oiled patch down my 10/22 barrel after I clean it with my .22 Boresnake.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I just double up the patches when shit's really dirty. Works great with the Mosins. I should probably use a brass brush but eveb with beat up rifles I try to go easy on the barrels.
     
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    brownells and midway are pretty much going to have anything you could need for cleaning. http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=5641&title=COATED RODS

    I'm also a fan of the bore snake. I don't think I'm a good enough shooter or have any rifles that are truly accurate enough to benefit from the lovingly complex cleaning rituals that some shooters use.

    The 12ga boresnake is also hilarious in size.
     

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