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Old 12-29-2004, 07:22 PM
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Re: had it with chemical solvents? try an enzyme!

Longrange Demon Tackac,

Yes it is true that to clean a 22 caliber you have to run a 17 caliber rod and brush. I have found that the easiest way to go is to just buy a blue-coated Kleenbore 17 rod and their 17 brush. J-Dewey makes a great 17 rod, but their brush has a brass center and it will give you false readings of blue patches when your barrel is clean. Kleenbore's brush works great and has an aluminum center. The whole Kleenbore setup for rod and brush is about $11. Also, I have found that Kleenbore's square patches work best because they seem to be tougher. I usually buy a 500 count bag of the .22-.270 patches, and the .28-35 patches and then you have a patch for all your calibers.
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:25 PM
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Re: had it with chemical solvents? try an enzyme!

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I have never tried Coppermelt on a cylinder face but I would bet it would work fine. Usually, when cleaning rifle barrels, it gets all the powder residue out in one patch!
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Re: had it with chemical solvents? try an enzyme!

GoodGrouper ..your just talking about the brushes from dewey right? I have two coated dewey rods and would hate to buy more rods, if I use the coated dewey rods and the Nylon brushes I should be ok right? if not do you have a link to the rods your talking about? Thanks Keith
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Re: had it with chemical solvents? try an enzyme!

Yes, you can still use the Dewey rods with your calibers bigger than .22 but I would use your adapter that comes with the Dewey rod so you can still run the Kleenbore brushes. All the Kleenbore brushes are aluminum center and I think all the Deweys are brass centered.
The .22 caliber stuff though, you must run the 17 brush and 17 rod. Kleenbore sells their rod for about $10-$11, but if you already have a 17 Dewey rod and don't want to buy another brand, then stick with it. It will just take awhile for the brass center to quit leaving blue patches. It kinda has to burnish off. I'm not totally sure, but I think Kleenbore has a website at www.kleenbore.com. That 17 rod should be on there. It is the only rod they make that has a blue coating. --goodgrouper
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Thanks goodgrouper I appriciate all the info
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Re: had it with chemical solvents? try an enzyme!

17 cal rod and brush to clean a 22cal...WTF are you talking about!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

you're kidding right--the brush would be at least 0.030 from even touching the lands?

granted that 30 thou would be taken up with a patch, then it would be just touching.

dont make sense to me [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: had it with chemical solvents? try an enzyme!

JB1000BR,
It sounds weird but it works like this;
You take a 17 nylon brush and then wrap around a 1 1/4" patch. It goes around the brush about 2 times and makes up the gap- and quite snugly too. Works great, and in fact, a little more air space seems to energize the enzyme even better!

P.S. If anybody else ends up trying it out of sheer curiosity, please please please e-mail me or post your experience here for others to enjoy!
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