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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:01 pm 
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Use with patch for pistols but sometimes break in longer rifle barrel. Can't find one same diameter but stronger.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:06 pm 
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Grass whipper cord makes good cleaning pull-throughs. Just google it.

If you want a rod, Birchwood Casey makes one for .177 air guns. I use it for my .17 RF and CF rifles as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:16 pm 
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I found a decent kit for about 14 -17$ at Cabelas. Came with a nice spear tip point jag.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:18 am 
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ten-ring wrote:
Use with patch for pistols but sometimes break in longer rifle barrel. Can't find one same diameter but stronger.


A 1/8'' brass welding or hobby rod would work quite nicely. I've been using one for some years now without any damages done to the riffled bore of my airguns barrels.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:19 am 
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I use 200lb Fast Flight bow fishing string. Works well for me. Need more I just change the string on my bowfishing reel.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:49 am 
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I sometimes forget to cut just enough length from the 48 inch dowel to feed patch thru from muzzle to breech to avoid flexing and breaking from a longer piece.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:05 pm 
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I bought a couple Brass Rods from Home Depot

3 Foot 1/8 Round $11.98 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.18-r ... 70106.html

3 Foot 3/16 Round $14.51 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.316- ... 70110.html

Just cut down to whatever length you need...

I also got a few Hardwood Dowels in 1/8 in 4 Foot lengths
$.64 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.hard ... 15238.html

Very handy for all kinds of AG tuning and maintenance...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:59 pm 
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Rupertt wrote:
I bought a couple Brass Rods from Home Depot

3 Foot 1/8 Round $11.98 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.18-r ... 70106.html

3 Foot 3/16 Round $14.51 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.316- ... 70110.html

Just cut down to whatever length you need...

I also got a few Hardwood Dowels in 1/8 in 4 Foot lengths
$.64 https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.hardwood-dowel-18-in -x-48-in-white.1000115238.html

Very handy for all kinds of AG tuning and maintenance...

I have always used that Hardwood Dowel. Would the brass rod damage rifling or smooth bore barrels when running a patch or cleaning pellet?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:19 pm 
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I got my 100pc/pack garden bamboo stick 40mm long, 4mm size for 20$ from eBay...

Besides using them as a rod to cleaning the barrel, you can help your wife on her flowers and also put it on the barrel to shoot it as an arrow..... Image

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I and also put it in the barrel to shoot it as an arrow.....


Forgot to mention, only for the guns can dry fire and don’t do this trick on a springer~ ^_^


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:20 pm 
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ten-ring wrote:
I have always used that Hardwood Dowel. Would the brass rod damage rifling or smooth bore barrels when running a patch or cleaning pellet?

With a little caution on insertion/removal, no problem.
If you were concerned, you could grind a gentle bevel on the cut/leading end of the rod.
For pushing cleaning pellets, I just soak them in Bore Solvent, and gently push them back and forth.
The pellets help with centering the Rod in the bore.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:54 am 
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My most used rod is a Dewey in .22. It is one piece coated steel. I prefer a patched button type jag going from the breech to completely out the muzzle. This is the fastest method I've found for bore cleaning. I will use a slotted jag for getting solvent into the bore- which is a necessity for new bbl's- to get the preservative grease out.

Cabela's has coated one piece rods. They carry both the Dewey and slightly cheaper Outer's versions. Some might balk at the price on these, but I'll never have to buy another cleaning rod. I don't really care for sectional cleaning rods. They wear rapidly, creating abrasion points at the threaded take down sections.
I'm leery of wood in a rifle bore. Abrasive material can imbed into the wood and rub against the bore...

How often to clean an air rifle bore? No real magic numbers here. I just shoot until groups start opening up. I've got a .177 bbl here that was last cleaned 3 years ago, and the groups are finally starting to spread. It depends a lot on what pellets I shoot. Most of the time, cleaning a pellet gun bore doesn't require much- just a couple of dry patches over the button jag is all it takes to get the lead out.
Did notice that cheap dirty pellets will foul a bore much more quickly than a quality pellet. What's left sitting in the bottom of the tin after the pellets are gone will give you a pretty good clue to what's building up in your bore...

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ten-ring wrote:
I have always used that Hardwood Dowel. Would the brass rod damage rifling or smooth bore barrels when running a patch or cleaning pellet?


No. Because brass is softer then the steel. Thus the rod will sacrifice before doing any damage to the steel.


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YepYep wrote:
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I and also put it in the barrel to shoot it as an arrow.....


Forgot to mention, only for the guns can dry fire and don’t do this trick on a springer~ ^_^


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I did make bowfishing arrows out of fibreglass driveway markers. Work ok but not totally strait and not the best for long shots. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Glad I brought this topic up ( always learning). Now have the 1/8 inch brass rod. The ends look OK but suggestions to cover with small strip of Duct Tape or smoothed out epoxy to avoid any abrasion in the barrel or??


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