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Old 04-17-2019, 06:18 PM
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Do I Need Model Specific Bore Guides



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I'm not a newbie, but this is a very basic question.

I've been using bore snakes, from the bore to the muzzle for the past several years on my rifles.

I've never used a bore guide (I know, sacrilege). I've acquired some expensive rimfire (Cooper 57M, Weather/Anschutz/Zephyr 2, Tikka 1x, and a few others. My next buy is going to be an Anschutz 1712 Sporter. I don't shoot thousands of rounds. I'm primarily an archer but am getting fired up about rimfire more these days (squirrel hunter). So, I've never put more than a couple hundred rounds of .22 through any of my rifles, but I intend to do more informal shooting as I near retirement in 1.5 years.

I'm thinking I should upgrade my cleaning technique to better protect these rifles.

Do I have to get different bore guides for each one?

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Old 04-17-2019, 10:54 PM
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Yes different fit depending on the action, and Mwerks will also size the rod inserts to the exact size for your rod.
http://www.mwerksllc.com/boreguides.php
There are others but might as well get the best.

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Old 04-17-2019, 11:11 PM
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If one guide correctly fits more than one rifle, why buy more guides?
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There are generic guides that can fit several rifles, and specific ones that will work with specific rifles, like a guide for an Anschutz 64 action.

You can't guide a cleaning rod well in a sloppy-fitting bore guide.
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Proper fitting bore guides are cheap insurance from damaging the chamber area during cleaning.

Yes, some bore guides may fit between different rifles, but it is a compromise. Spend a ton of money on multiple rifles, rings, optics and then be cheap with something that protects the investment.

I guess that pretty much outlines my thoughts.....

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