GUN AR crew, what am i doing wrong with these bore patches

Hypnos_VI

JENGA!
Apr 2, 2007
2,802
Portsmouth, NH
just went out and got some bulk bore patches...they are the larger ones for pistols, but i figure, i cut them into quarters and they are the same as the smaller ones right?

well, i put one of the quarters in the barrel, use my rod to push it thru, and it just gets stuck about a 1/2" in.

when i used the .22 wire brush to do its first cleaning i literally had to use all my strength just to get it thru the barrel [never using that again]

my little fluffy tampon style brush works great, but id rather use patches for the cleaning part.
:rolleyes:
 

Market Garden

It looks like .22 patches are about an inch square. As long as yours are similar that shouldn't be a problem. Are you sure your jag is really for a .22 caliber bore?
 

A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

Silver Member
May 22, 2000
45,235
CA
It looks like .22 patches are about an inch square. As long as yours are similar that shouldn't be a problem. Are you sure your jag is really for a .22 caliber bore?

it shouldnt even matter what size the patch is. Because all the extra should just get pulled behind it no problem.


Make sure your jag and brush is for a .22.



I've always used the OTIS cord kit to clean mine.
 

Soybomb

New Member
Aug 30, 2003
8,749
Illinois
I am part of boresnake crew. If this is your millionty yard benchrest rig then sure go nuts on the patches, brushes, brushes and tonics. I bet most shooters won't notice any difference in accuracy between their rifle cleaned with a boresnake and their 100 point super anal inspection. For me its just super easy and does everything I need it to.
 
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Hypnos_VI

Hypnos_VI

JENGA!
Apr 2, 2007
2,802
Portsmouth, NH
well, looking at the package its def for .22, although my kit by the same company for my .40 has the same rod, lol.

oh well, i cut them down a bit and they work. ill have to look into this bore snake. saw one at the store today but didnt really look into it.

although speaking of shooting at millionty yard ranges..just picked up 60 XM193 at the store today. they had 20rnd packs for $8.99 figured id give the boat tail a try :x:
 

sprite

Active Member
May 20, 2003
2,915
MI, USA
Some patches are made to be used with eyelet jags, some are made to be used with piercing jags. I stick pretty much with Hoppes patches if I am using a piercing jag. They are really thin but still seem to soak up product well.
 
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Hypnos_VI

Hypnos_VI

JENGA!
Apr 2, 2007
2,802
Portsmouth, NH
Some patches are made to be used with eyelet jags, some are made to be used with piercing jags. I stick pretty much with Hoppes patches if I am using a piercing jag. They are really thin but still seem to soak up product well.

appently mine work with the eyelet, thats what i had to cut them down to do. worked, its clean now...just took some trial and error.
 

LancerV

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OT Supporter
Sep 16, 2003
72,357
I always use a boresnack right after I shoot, less work when I get back home esspically for 22's
 

yar1182

Active Member
Mar 26, 2008
4,702
Ventura California
Use the correct patches. Get the little 22 patches, and don't get the cheapest ones you can get. Make sure your rod is perfectly strait. This is why you should have a fixed rod as opposed to a segmented rod. Use the correct jag too.

While I do use a bore snake for the range they do not clean that well when they are dirty. In fact my AR smith hates them but he is a super neat freak. I have to admit when he gets a hold of my guns they come back virgin clean. Not a microgram of carbon or copper.

When he sees somebody use anything but a brand new boresnake out of the package he asks them "Do you wipe your ass with dirty toliet paper too?"
 

SnakeEater

Active Member
May 23, 2006
8,291
Burma
i toss the boresnakes in the washer after every 3rd use.
my friend,who details,gave me this soap he uses to clean his micocloths and shit
 
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Hypnos_VI

Hypnos_VI

JENGA!
Apr 2, 2007
2,802
Portsmouth, NH
Use the correct patches. Get the little 22 patches, and don't get the cheapest ones you can get. Make sure your rod is perfectly strait. This is why you should have a fixed rod as opposed to a segmented rod. Use the correct jag too.

While I do use a bore snake for the range they do not clean that well when they are dirty. In fact my AR smith hates them but he is a super neat freak. I have to admit when he gets a hold of my guns they come back virgin clean. Not a microgram of carbon or copper.

When he sees somebody use anything but a brand new boresnake out of the package he asks them "Do you wipe your ass with dirty toliet paper too?"

i saw those straight rods at the store today. expensive, not on the budget for the week tho :noes:
 

yar1182

Active Member
Mar 26, 2008
4,702
Ventura California
i saw those straight rods at the store today. expensive, not on the budget for the week tho :noes:

Add one to your short list of must haves. They really help a lot.

With a segmented rod it is easy to bend one ever so slightly that it scratches the shit out of your bore. Some of the cheap ones I've seen looked crooked out of the packaging.
 

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