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Old September 24, 2018, 02:28 PM   #26
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Yes it would, we would all laugh at you!

CW308: I to have a 452, never even tried a 22 rod, I just went with the 17 cal rod and jag.

And yes that is a darned accurate 22. Always wanted one, tried a Rossi pump to mach my moms 22 pump (Winchester?) never came close. Tried a S&W semi auto and also no go.

Got one of the last 452MT.
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Old September 26, 2018, 03:09 PM   #27
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Didn't know much about CZ's but after this one I would give any CZ a hard look . I did install a sear kit for the trigger , it is the nicest trigger now. Built like a center fire .
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Old September 26, 2018, 03:13 PM   #28
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You won't be disappointed with a Dewey rod just order it long enough , I like it long enough to have the rod leave the bore with the handle still in back of the stock.
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Old September 27, 2018, 08:23 AM   #29
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I am thinking a 40" cleaning rod would be fine for me. The longest barrel I have is 26"
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Old September 29, 2018, 07:22 PM   #30
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I'm using a 40" on my 21" barrel with a 3" break , are you going to buy a smaller diameter rod to be used in different calibers or caliber specific . I think I ordered mine direct from Dewey 30C40.
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Old September 29, 2018, 09:57 PM   #31
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a smaller diameter to use on more than one caliber
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Old September 30, 2018, 09:16 AM   #32
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I agree with RC20: the embedding thing is a little funny. If the softness of aluminum and brass let them embed, how much more easily would the much softer plastic coating on Dewey and other coated rods become flexible sandpaper? How about the soft coating on an Otis pull-through or the woven body of a Bore Snake? Yes, I would avoid laying any of those on a sandy surface, but to pick up enough grit to really wear a bore out if you push them straight through is difficult to imagine.

Rod wear, however, is a real thing that I've seen. I bought a couple of Columbian surplus '98 Mausers from Springfield Sporters back in the 80's. Four of us actually stopped at their shop while driving through Pennsylvania. That let us inspect the re-finished Mausers in substantial numbers to pick out the ones we liked best. Many had barrels whose crowns were funneled open in a rifling-free oval with a strong wear bias to the bottom side of the muzzle. It was clear that generations of Columbian soldiers had used the rusty steel cleaning rods kept in the underside of the stocks of these guns to run bore brushes back and forth while standing the gun up on its butt plate and with gravity pulling the top side of the rifle toward falling over. The muzzle turns out to make a poor journal bearing for rusty cleaning rods. Anyone cleaning from the muzze really should use a guide of some kind.

I've worn the coating off most of the Dewey rods I have and don't care for the non-standard 10-32 male thread and put 8-32 femal threaded adapters on mine long ago. As a result, I find I use an old straight stainless rod I bought under the Rig brand name decades ago. It is easy to wipe off, it has no coating to wear, it doesn't rust, it is smooth and won't abrade anything appreciably. I do, however, use bore guides and have ever since seeing the Columbian Mauser barrel collection. Especially with .22 Rimfire barrels, which I find are often quite soft. I keep a some 5/8" and 3/4" Delryn stock and turn my own guides out of that when I don't have one that fits quite right.

I also avoid using cleaning rods excessively at all. With Boretech Eliminator I find that if I keep a small pump sprayer of it in my range kit, when I finish a range session I just pump enough in the breech to see it running down the bore, plug the muzzle and breech and case the gun to go home. By the time I get home a single patch often cleans it pretty completely. I do use the Boretech Proof Positive jags as I do get some light blue off my brass jags with this product. It attacks copper very, very quickly and, unlike ammonia, it isn't easily worn out by the attack. It is able to sequester the copper in a chelated form that frees the attacking part of the chemistry up to go after more copper. So it can eat a lot of copper. I run a wet patch at home followed by a dry patch 20 minutes later, just to make sure there's nothing left, but with all but rapid fouling bores, three patches are generally all I need. I retired my bore brushes completely. They just aren't needed with this vastly superior modern chemistry, especially if you've applied it while the barrel is still warm and the carbon hasn't yet hardened. Read this article on Slip2000's site.

The Otis pull-through is particularly useful with semi-auto and pump actions that don't give you a straight cleaning rod shot into the breech (Garand, M14/M1A, BAR, Rem 760/7600 and 740/742/7400 etc.). Same with a lever action if you want to clean it without disassembly. I've also made muzzle bore guides for these kinds of guns, but prefer not to push solvent and crud toward the breech where it can fall into the action and bedding if I'm not careful.
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Old September 30, 2018, 07:02 PM   #33
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I can see a really bored (pun intended) guy in a jungle endlessly running a rod up and down in his gun and eventually wearing it out (how many rods to you go through?)

This last weekend, I had a part filled case put a bullet a few inches down the bore. (yes I am lazy and don't look like I should, usually its just no powder)

I banged it out (from the front) with a steel rod, went back to shooting 1/2 inch and under groups like it always does

I go from the front as less likely to damage the chamber.

While my rods are Tipton, they simply were the best rods the store had, I like the ball bearing and easy rotation, but doesn't matter in the least I think what mfg it is as long as its a good one.

I don't think the materiel is important (other than aluminum which I don't like)

Bore guide? I found those a pain, I might change my mind that the tip is either a nylon bristle or a jag with a patch that covers the brass end.

I could go back to those with how I clean now but have not.

If I was a bench rest shooter for competition, I likely would.

I figure the throat goes well before I can wear it out.
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GunSlick makes a 36" carbon fiber rod that should work for most of your needs.
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