Ruger 10/22 cleaning question

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by polamalu43, Apr 7, 2011.

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  1. polamalu43

    polamalu43 Member

    46
    Jan 23, 2011
    Maryland SSR
    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.
     
  2. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    446
    Jan 12, 2008
    Thats how I do my 10/22, its a two piece rod from the muzzle... Is there another way:confused:
     

  3. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    love the bore snake they also have a viper bore snake which is suppose to be better
     
  5. gunplumber

    gunplumber New Member

    370
    Apr 14, 2010
    Oklahoma
    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

    polamalu43 Member

    46
    Jan 23, 2011
    Maryland SSR
    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.
     
  7. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    maybe u got the wrong cleaning rod there are different size rods for different barrels?
     
  8. polamalu43

    polamalu43 Member

    46
    Jan 23, 2011
    Maryland SSR
    Plus, I bought a Hoppe's boresnake for 22 caliber. It looks like its too big to fit through the barrel.
     
  9. polamalu43

    polamalu43 Member

    46
    Jan 23, 2011
    Maryland SSR
    I bought a cleaning rod at Walmart for 22 caliber.
     
  10. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    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

    polamalu43 Member

    46
    Jan 23, 2011
    Maryland SSR
    I will try the boresnake. Thanks everyone for your help!
     
  12. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    any other problems come back and ask someone will always help
     
  13. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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...
     
  14. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    naugatuck,Ct.
    i tell ya i never thought i would ever be answering a question on here
     
  15. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    And I have noticed you are answering more and more as time goes on Beth...;)
     
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