Cleaning a .22 Mag?

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by TLuker, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    I don't normally worry too much about cleaning a .22lr because there's no copper fouling to worry about, and that seems to be the consensus among most .22lr shooters. But there is copper fouling in a .22 mag so I cleaned the .22 mag I just got like I would a center fire, and I was curios as to how others approach their .22 mag. Do you clean it like a center fire or treat it like a .22lr?
     
  2. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Hrm...I tend to treat all barrels the same...use three boresnakes on 'em for regular cleaning...
    and one-piece rod & brush for serious cleaning...once/twice a year
     
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  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Agreed. I usually boresnake mine every 25 rounds and seriously clean it every 50.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel sam colt did
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    .22 Mag and .17 HMR both use bullets closer to jacketed center fires, and I treat them as such.