Ruger 10/22 cleaning question

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  1. polamalu43

    polamalu43 Member

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    Is it OK to use a rigid cleaning rod on a new 10/22? And, is it OK to enter from the muzzle end? Please pardon my considerable ignorance.
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    Jackman New Member

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    Thats how I do my 10/22, its a two piece rod from the muzzle... Is there another way:confused:
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    love the bore snake they also have a viper bore snake which is suppose to be better
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    You will love the boresnake until the string breaks while it's in the bore.... I did quite a bit of talkin to the Lord that day. I used to compete rimfire and I took a weedeater line and heated one end and pushed it flat against a pc of steel to flatten it, then sharpened the other end. I would push the sharp end thru the patch and run it down to the flattened end then dip it in the cleaner. Insert it from the breech and pull thru. A wet patch or two followed by a couple dry ones. I still use it.
  6. polamalu43

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    Thanks all for your help. Just one thing...that dang barrel on this 22 is so tiny I can barely run the cleaning rod through. I am being careful so as not to damage inside. But, it is really tight.
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    maybe u got the wrong cleaning rod there are different size rods for different barrels?
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    Plus, I bought a Hoppe's boresnake for 22 caliber. It looks like its too big to fit through the barrel.
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    I bought a cleaning rod at Walmart for 22 caliber.
  10. BETH

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    maybe someone else can help with rod? the boresnake as long as it says for .22 will be tight and it will go thru you have to tug a little goes from the breech 1st. if it went thru easily it would not clean the barrel properly
  11. polamalu43

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    I will try the boresnake. Thanks everyone for your help!
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    any other problems come back and ask someone will always help
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    with a .22 a boresnake is all you will ever need as you do not have the copper buildup a centerfire rifle gets.

    I only use the boresnake on my .22s, most all my centerfired get cleaned with proper fitting patches on proper rods from the breech end. Once in a while I will run a snake down the centerfires if im shooting an extended session...
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    i tell ya i never thought i would ever be answering a question on here
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    And I have noticed you are answering more and more as time goes on Beth...;)
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