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Old October 27, 2018, 09:11 AM   #1
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Dewey Coated Rod - 22C

I recently purchased a Dewey nylon coated cleaning rod, the 22C size, which is advertised as being suitable for .22-.26 caliber bores. However, I am unable to get it to fit into any of my .22LR or .223 barrels, no matter how small a patch I use or how hard I try and push. It’s simply too tight to fit. Anybody else have this problem?
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Old October 27, 2018, 05:03 PM   #2
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Will it fit without a tip or jag in the .223.It doesn’t surprise me that it doesn’t fit a a 22 rimfire a lot of rods,jags, and brushes to centerfire don’t work very well in rimfire
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Old October 27, 2018, 06:24 PM   #3
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For what its worth I got a .17 rod for my 22.

Makes sure I am not forcing things as the 22s are a bit more delicate (kind of what I have heard and with the rimfire aspect not something I want to mess with)
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Old October 27, 2018, 07:51 PM   #4
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a .17 rod for my 22 . . . .
^^^^^THIS ^^^^^
and make it 1-piece steel.
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Old October 27, 2018, 08:34 PM   #5
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It looks like they also sell a 0.20 rod. I wonder if that is a better choice.
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Old October 28, 2018, 05:35 PM   #6
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Yes. 22 rimfire is a couple thousandths smaller than 22 centerfire (0.222" groove and 0.217" bore vs. 0.224" groove and 0.219" bore). Also, as mentioned, often softer steels are used, as jacketed bullet start pressures are not involved, so you don't want to force anything.
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Old October 31, 2018, 01:06 PM   #7
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OP, were you using a jag and wet patch on your .223 barrel?
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Old October 31, 2018, 07:30 PM   #8
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OP, were you using a jag and wet patch on your .223 barrel?
Yes.
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Old November 2, 2018, 07:23 PM   #9
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For my CZ 452 in 22 lr I had to go with a 20 caliber Dewey one piece coated rod.
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Old November 3, 2018, 01:04 AM   #10
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That's strange. This month I have cleaned about a dozen 22 rifles with my Dewey 22 caliber rod. It's tight with a 22 caliber jag on it, but it fits as long as I don't try with 2 patches on it. Try it with a loop on it and see if your rpoblem goes away.

I have a 17-caliber rod, but I don't use it much. I'm afraid I will break that little thing. I't not much bigger than a spaghetti noodle.
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Old November 3, 2018, 08:01 AM   #11
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The rod by itself wouldn't go through the barrel , it's a CZ the bore is smaller not a problem with the rod , I like the Parker Hale style jag for cleaning , they don't make them smaller then 22. Using the right size patch is important , I start with a larger patch an cut it back until I get the perfect size , makes like easier .
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Old November 3, 2018, 09:10 PM   #12
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Cleaning rods: The mistake is made when the new designer refused to start over, when an attempt to improve the design the designer starts with another cleaning rod.

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