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.17s sure seem to need a lot more swabbing than .22 bores. In my experience.
Plus, bending the little weeny rods is just plain irritating.

But maybe I'm just a careless oaf, or something...
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A squirt of cleaner juice down the bore, brass brushing of the chamber, some cleaner soaked q-tips pushed thru the bore with an empty rod,
No rod bending my way and it works when the bore is too clogged for a snake to drop thru..
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Now, why didn't I think of that.

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Just got the Otis, Patriot Series ,17 cal Breech-to-muzzle Gun Cleaning Kit.
A bore Snake using a 34" plastic coated Cable that has a Short Mop and Brass Brush attachment and puller on one end and a Brass eyelet for bore pads and gives a neat trick for using in small barrels.
Just ran it thru my Henry 17HMR Frontier and Bmag. Easy Peasy.
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Just got the Otis, Patriot Series ,17 cal Breech-to-muzzle Gun Cleaning Kit.
A bore Snake using a 34" plastic coated Cable that has a Short Mop and Brass Brush attachment and puller on one end and a Brass eyelet for bore pads
Overall my favorite and most often used field cleaning tool - it really shines in limited breech situations, like Ruger 10/22, and even on an AR with Otis .22 cal patches.
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Old 06-07-2021, 08:25 PM
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Overall my favorite and most often used field cleaning tool - it really shines in limited breech situations, like Ruger 10/22, and even on an AR with Otis .22 cal patches.
Great for the Lever action 22s.
Saves wear and tear on the TD screws.
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Make it easy

http://www.patchworm.com/small_cal.html




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Old 06-09-2021, 10:22 AM
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...then use q-tips to remove loosened stuff..
There are 2 more instances where posters mention q-tips - hi everyone - what are we trying to accomplish here (as always not arguing, just looking to understand better)?

It seems like in this instance we are making sure we get rid of any patch frags, which I have already seen when using lower quality patches, but then someone else posted about using the cleaner/solvent-soaked q-tips FIRST, and then finishing with patches?

Please share your systems and opinions - TIA!

Also - what solvent/cleaner do you gentlemen recommend?

"Mike__AK" - always a great reference for a fella looking for a recommendation - recommends M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner (already ordered a 4 oz spray bottle for $9.99 on Amazon - I'm not a patient person) but what else is out there that's effective?

It seems like a copper-jacketed projectile traveling at ~2,600 fps through the bore would over time leave a pretty decent copper trail, so we should probably want something that goes after copper, right?

Or - because of the needle-size of the bullet - or something else things are different than with centerfire high-speed rounds, where the use of copper-unfriendly solvent is pretty much a must?

Thanks again for any any intel!

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Old 06-10-2021, 10:04 AM
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I like this rod for the .17. The moveable grip keeps the bending to a minimum.

https://www.tiptonclean.com/max-forc.../658540_M.html
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