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Hello all

Can anyone give me some direction on ammo testing/barrel cleaning in the .22.

whats your views on changing ammo do you send down a dry patch before hand or an oilly patch followed by a couple of dry patches. Then repeat procedure for a different ammo.

Will be shooting sils so is it then best to shoot out to 100 Metres and not the custom 50Meters to check groupings.
 

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Good Morning,

First of all, more 22 LR barrels are probably ruined by cleaning than by shooting. Second, if any cleaning solution or oil is used in the cleaning process it takes anywhere from 5 to 20 rounds for the barrel to settle back down and show what the ammo can do.

So, what to do, what to do. Simple! Purchase a 22-cal Bore Snake and pull it though the barrel from the action to muzzle twice between ammo lots or types. It will take ONE round to settle the barrel down so you can commence with testing. DON"T put anything on the Bore Snake, keep it dry. You might want to wash the Snake when it starts to look dirty by throwing it in the wash machine in a washing bag like the ones used for delicate undergarments. They cost about $1 at you local drug store.

For my match 22's the Bore Snake is pulled through the barrel twice about every couple hundred rounds. If you are shooting really dirty ammo you might want to do the Snake a bit more often.
 

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Dan,

How about those of us who don't live in Kalifornia and don't need to worry about delicate undergarments? ;-)

Off to Winnsboro in half an hour to try and keep Imas, Pfeiffer, Dadian and that bunch in line! Wish me luck. LOL

Talk to you next week.

Maver,

FWIW, my attitude toward cleaning and testing is almost exactly the same as Dan's -- except I just use a dry patch on a pull through.
 

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Amazing how you can talk about a bore snake and delicate undergarments in the same post and still have it relate to silhouette. :)
 

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Man, you guys sure know how to slide the conversation into the gutter :-D

Nomad:

Dadian, Imas and Pheiffer are not the three Cal-Musketters to worry about, keep your eyes on that Lucho character. He's a sly devil. Just ask Pfeiffer about the Cal State SB shoot-off.
 

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So it's not recommend to run a brass bruch through a 22lr barrel? Also is it possible to wear out a 22lr barrel, or will they stand up longer then a .308cal barrel?
Thank you.
 

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22 cleaning

If you can wear out a barrel by shooting led bullets thru it, I want to know how many cases of ammo that would take. You do need to be concerned about how much lead build-up you have near the chamber. It does need to be removed once in a while to matain good groups.
 

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I dont think it's lead that wears out the bore but more the powder fouling that builds up at 6 O'clock and then the running of bullets over it. Takes a lot of shooting.
 

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thanks for your tips on bore cleaning...

do you all agree that I should shoot out to 100 metres to test groupings.

thanks

Maver
 

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Yes, you DO want to test ammo at 100 Meters if at all possible.

Your group at 100 meters will be MORE than twice the size it is at 50 meters. It would also be best to test the ammo at the same temp you will actually be shooting in- but that is much more difficult to arrange.
 
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