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Old 04-28-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Default Cleaning the Ruger 10/22

Hey guys, I have posted a few times on the Mini-14 Forum but not here. I am finally in a place in my life that I can afford to buy rifles (it was either this or a motorcycle, and I'm cheap). Yep I am into my early 40's >.>. Use this excuse the next time your expenses on a firearm get questioned by your better half
Needless to say, shooting the Mini is a blast. But as I stated before, I'm cheap. I have put around 650 rounds through the mini at this point and have, roughly 800 rounds "in stock". At .37 cents a round, it is getting expensive. Last saturday I put 160 rounds through her, so that outing cost me almost well over 50 bucks.
I was in the navy for 8 years in my youth so I have been around military weapons of all sorts. It's a damn shame I can't own a .50 cal M2HB machine gun, I have shot it from a tripod and deck mount, gives me wood just thinking about it.
As I was in the Navy, and not a Gunnersmate, I never got to spend much time with them to get accurate. So now is finally my time. Because of the expense of shooting .223/5.56 and my sending away my rifle to Gundoc for some accurizing, I decided to get the 10/22 to improve my technique and accuracy. I have purchased and am waiting on tech-site's ghost ring sights (peep sites) for both the mini and the 10/22 so the sighting system's are the same.
I finally found an all weather 10/22 locally today and brought her home. I don't expect her to be a competition target accurate weapon, but I want to use it for accuracy training. I broke her down this evening to clean the manufacturing out of her before shooting tomorrow. Now I have questions.
I watched the Ruger videos to make sure I didn't mess anything up. There was nothing mentioned about putting an oiled patch through the bore after the cleaning solvent. I am just wanting to make sure that this is correct.
I have read lots of conflicting stuff on the break in, and haven't heard anything about oiling the bore so I thought I would bother you fine folks.
The mini isn't my destination, I am aiming at shooting accurately with bolt action .308 one of these days to harvest venison in my local area. I am on my own personal journey to accuracy, I am really not worried about how long it takes.
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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It should be fine. The ruger 10/22 is a highly accurate and reliable gun. You can shoot the sh*t out of it and it will keep going. I cleaned one the other day and it had enough leading in it that I could probably have melted it down and made 20 rounds for it.

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i always run a couple of dry patches after the final solvent patch then run an oiled path and then a dry patch to get the excess out. thats what i do on all my guns not just 10/22

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I always do that on my mini, which is why I was wondering.
Also, if I am shooting for accuracy should I use jacketed ammo, or will lead do?

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depends. lead is typically more accurate but not all 22lr is the same. try various makes to see what shoots the best.

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I bought a brick of each, going to really air it out tomorrow

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I got my tech sights in, and have realized I built a Liberty Training Rifle.

The guys at tech sights sent targets, and a flyer along with my order. I never heard of appleseed before. I am glad to see there is quite a large comunity of people out there teaching marksmanship.

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I got my tech sights in, and have realized I built a Liberty Training Rifle.

The guys at tech sights sent targets, and a flyer along with my order. I never heard of appleseed before. I am glad to see there is quite a large comunity of people out there teaching marksmanship.
They sponsor shoot in every state in the union. Check out Www.appleseedinfo.com

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Same here i always run a lightly oiled patch down the barrel after cleaning. The way i see it is i do it on all of my weapons, its not gonna hurt and will preserve the barrel. Thats the way i was tought and thats the way i teach my son. Its his .22 and he loves cleaning after were done shooting. Good luck with the Ruger!

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They sponsor shoot in every state in the union. Check out Www.appleseedinfo.com

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I checked, there are several in Texas. Just none anywhere near me. With my time in the Navy, and some articles on the net, I have the basics. Just have to practice.
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