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Old 07-24-2019, 03:15 PM
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Im using a 20 cal Dewey rod to clean my 40x and was wondering if I should just continue using the 20 cal jags and brushes or if I should be using 22cal jag and brushes? I got to buy a new jag anyways as I dropped it today and broke the tip off it.

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Old 07-24-2019, 04:07 PM
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Anyone use a Boretech 22cal rimfire rod. its listed a .195" diameter.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:34 PM
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I use a Bore Tech .25 caliber, and it measures .225.

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Old 07-24-2019, 05:37 PM
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Could you tell me what the diameter of the handle is?
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:11 PM
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The diameter of my Proof Positive 22 rimfire one is 1.14 inches. they all look the same diameter in the picture.

This has been a great rod. Well worth the money.
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Will the 22cal jag fit on the 20 cal rod?? Thought I read where the thread count was different between the 20 & 22 cal rods. Might need an adapter. I use Proshot brand rods, no issues on my 64MPR.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:11 AM
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You should be using the correct for the bore/caliber jags and brushes.
For the chamber some use a .243 brush to avoid the dreaded crud ring.
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Will the 22cal jag fit on the 20 cal rod?? Thought I read where the thread count was different between the 20 & 22 cal rods. Might need an adapter. I use Proshot brand rods, no issues on my 64MPR.
The .20 cal brushes / mops have a 5/40 thread; same as .17 cal, at least the ones I've used. 8/32 is the standard .22 cal, so I think you'll need an adaptor if someone
makes them, not sure.

Seems like pulling backwards on a .22 brush, or tight patch, or .22 mop, with a 5/40 to 8/32 adaptor could put a lot of strain on the smaller threads.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:54 PM
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The .20 cal brushes / mops have a 5/40 thread; same as .17 cal, at least the ones I've used. 8/32 is the standard .22 cal, so I think you'll need an adaptor if someone
makes them, not sure.

Seems like pulling backwards on a .22 brush, or tight patch, or .22 mop, with a 5/40 to 8/32 adaptor could put a lot of strain on the smaller threads.
Dewey (and maybe others) make a 5/40 to 8/32 adapter. Brownells carries them. Mine has worked fine for the last two years and many uses.

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Old 11-06-2019, 01:17 PM
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I use dewy 20 cal rod on my annie and cz due to tight bores. I use 20 cal jag for looser fit to apply solvent with patches. I have a dewy adapter to use 22 cal.jag for tighter fit to clean the bore with patches . I then use 22 cal pistol brush so it doesn't cause the rod to flex. if you go to dewy's website they have all this type info. I also find the dewy patches to work good.
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Im using a 20 cal Dewey rod to clean my 40x and was wondering if I should just continue using the 20 cal jags and brushes or if I should be using 22cal jag and brushes? I got to buy a new jag anyways as I dropped it today and broke the tip off it.

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I use a Dewey 20 cal rod with the adapter for regular 22 jags and brushes. I also have a Boretech 20 cal rod that I do the same with.
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Would never ever use a coated rod in a benchrest gun. . Pro shot .187 cleaning rod with a .22 rimfire jag and brush. Dont ever use coated rods they will cause damage to the barrel
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Would never ever use a coated rod in a benchrest gun. . Pro shot .187 cleaning rod with a .22 rimfire jag and brush. Dont ever use coated rods they will cause damage to the barrel
Huh?
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How long before a .22LR brush becomes over-worn?
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How long before a .22LR brush becomes over-worn?
Wow. Tough question. True benchrest barrels are finicky at best, so follow what mfg suggest. Using solvents with a .22 brush (nylon or bronze) when new does give a certain amount of resistance when cleaning. When the resistance gets less than you think is acceptable, it's time to put on a new brush. (Yep, verified with a scope) Brushes are rather inexpensive, no need to skimp on this. I do keep the well worn brushes, clean them up, and use with a wrapped patch for cleaning - again, following barrel mfg and/or cleaning product suggestions. You want a brand that will last long enough to wear down and still have a long life. These are my "current" favorites (some like the pistol brushes):

https://deweyrods.com/product/22-cal...sh-dozen-pack/

https://deweyrods.com/product/22-cal...sh-dozen-pack/
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