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Old September 24, 2012, 04:54 PM   #13
tobnpr
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Ahhh...another gun cleaning thread...
J/K...

If you really want proof that there is ZERO consensus on what to do-or NOT do- when it comes to barrel cleaning, just read this article...

http://www.accurateshooter.com/techn...eaning-debate/

Use bronze brushes...
Don't use bronze brushes...
Run the brush both ways through the bore...
Don't run the brush both ways through the bore...it'll scratch the crown.
Use nylon, not bronze brushes...
Don't use nylon, they're useless...
Jags and patches only...
Brush, then jag...
Clean every twenty shots...
Clean only when accuracy drops off...
Never clean the damn thing...
Remove copper every cleaning....
Remove copper partially...
Don't remove copper 'till it drips outta the end of the barrel...

Even among the world's best shooters- and barrel makers- there is no consensus.

Well, I gotta admit... barrel makers do have some skin in the game, right?

What Art said.

It's a whole 'nother ballgame dealing with benchrest match rifles that are "good" for only a few hundred rounds (that are still more accurate than most of us could shoot for several thousand more...).

Just be careful of the muzzle/crown. That's where the rubber hits the road.
The jag/brush, whatever, shouldn't be so tight that you and up bending the cleaning rod and rubbing it against the inside of the bore when cleaning.

Sounds like you're using the wrong kind of jag. Get a solid brass jag like this, and the proper size patch. Make sure you get one with the correct threads for the rod you have.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/356...2-thread-brass
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