View Full Version : How do you clean your Ruger 10/22's bore?
June 17, 2009, 05:00 PM
I know some folks rarely clean their 10/22's but for those of you who do, what procedure do you use?
June 17, 2009, 06:34 PM
Semi-auto .22, but not a 10/22. Patches only, through chamber. Never use a brush. (nothing against a brush, just have never needed to on my .22)
June 17, 2009, 07:09 PM
Pretty much what DAV listed especially the omiting of any brush. I run the rod from muzzle to breech without a jag and at the breech, at the breech, I screw in the jag with wet patch and then draw it back out in one direction only. I repeat the process as needed. However, I do not clean all that often. Some folks clean .22's to often. On other older .22's that have been neglected, I may brush.
Be Safe !!!
June 17, 2009, 07:14 PM
I just shove in from the muzzle but many, many 10/22 owners drill a hole in the back of the receiver so they can clean from the breech.
June 17, 2009, 07:20 PM
I have a rod guide that fits on the end of the barrel to line up the rod to the bore. I also use a carbon fiber .22 rod so it won't tear up the crown and like above only use patches. Or, a .22 caliber bore snake would work with a little work and patience.
June 17, 2009, 07:23 PM
many 10/22 owners drill a hole in the back of the receiver so they can clean from the breech.
Personally I have never seen any real advantage to drilling this hole. You still have to remove the barrel and action, drop the trigger group, remove the bolt stop pin and then the bolt, in order to use this hole, just to clean the bore?? What am I missing ??? :confused:
Be Safe !!!
June 17, 2009, 07:33 PM
Boresnake is easy and work well. Might use a foaming bore cleaner next yr, just to be sure.
June 17, 2009, 08:33 PM
Brush, patches and cleaning solution. Same method for all of my rifles.
June 17, 2009, 08:36 PM
99% of the time it's just a boresnake but once a year or so I'll completey strip it and clean it real good.
June 17, 2009, 08:55 PM
I pull the barrel off the receiver every 1000 rounds or so. Run a rod down it oil and your ready to go. :D
June 17, 2009, 09:03 PM
I pull the barrel off the receiver every 1000 rounds or so.
Dang, if I did that I'd be pulling the barrel every other weekend.
June 18, 2009, 10:11 AM
I used to use a rod with a bore guide, then I got a .22 bore snake.
I put solvent on the first part of the snake in front of the brush & use 2~3 passes.
The rifle is field-stripped & the rest of the "guts" cleaned with patches & solvent.
Finally I use an oily rag wipe down on everything except the bore. That is oiled with a wool mop on the rod with a bore guide.
The (cleaned) bore snake is passed thru the bore before firing to remove excess oil.
June 18, 2009, 10:13 AM
Personally I have never seen any real advantage to drilling this hole. You still have to remove the barrel and action, drop the trigger group, remove the bolt stop pin and then the bolt, in order to use this hole, just to clean the bore?? What am I missing ???
Cleaning everything else:eek:
David the Gnome
June 18, 2009, 10:18 AM
My 10/22 is a trooper and rarely requires cleaning. I usually just thread a wet patch and run it through with the bore snake, then do the same thing with some dry patches until it's clean. I also run a brush over the bolt face and under the extractor to get the little particles and dust out whenever it needs it. My 10/22 is the only gun I really don't worry about. :p
June 18, 2009, 11:46 AM
One or two runs with a bore snake, then a wet+dry Hoppes #9 patch push. Comes out pretty clean at the end. After that, it's a wet+dry oil patch push.
I might not be a particularly good person to ask, though, as I'm still somewhat OCD about cleaning all of my guns after every range trip, even if they only had a hundred rounds of .22LR through them.
June 18, 2009, 01:09 PM
I have to admit that I do clean it regularly, but it shoots and runs better with alittle grit in it lol
June 23, 2009, 12:38 AM
I clean my 10/22s when I get the urge which isn't often because they shoot better dirty,but when I do I pull Kroil soaked patches through with plastic weed whacker cord that I make myself here's a link:
June 23, 2009, 01:05 AM
Wet Q-Tip with Ed's Red.
Clean chamber from breech end.
Clean bolt face while in the neighborhood.
Clean crown at muzzle end.
Call it done.
(Clean the residual wax and bullet lube out of a Lilja-barreled or other quality heavy-barreled 10/22, and watch your groups open up until the bore is adequately lubed again...)
June 23, 2009, 01:13 AM
If it's been sitting awhile brush and patches. Otherwise just patches.. plated 22 ammo doesn't gum up much :)
June 23, 2009, 04:31 AM
Being a benchrest shooter, I hate running a rod or anything across the crown, including a bore snake.
I drilled a hole through the receiver and run a rod through. I don't clean the bore of my Shilen barrel very often, but whenever I take the rifle apart to clean the action I'll run a patch through the bore.
June 23, 2009, 01:54 PM
One patch with cleaning solution
One dry patch
Boresnake to finish her off.
June 23, 2009, 05:08 PM
not going to lie, kind of abuse it. Just jam the brush through then run some patches, She loves it. But don't clean the 10/22 very often. The 22/45 on the other hand, if i dont clean that every so often it stops eating the lower quality ammo.
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