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malcarjeb
12-22-2008, 07:12 AM
I just got a Anschutz 64MPR and its my first target style .22 and was wondering how often should I clean the barrel and with what? All of my shooting has been centerfire and I know how to clean them but just not sure on the rimfire. Thanks

505Gibbs
12-22-2008, 07:37 AM
You should receive a lot of advice with this post!
Personally, I clean from the breech with a good rod guide and brass brush when it needs it. A dry patch once in awhile between brands of ammo perhaps.

RegisG
12-22-2008, 07:51 AM
I just got a Anschutz 64MPR and its my first target style .22 and was wondering how often should I clean the barrel and with what? All of my shooting has been centerfire and I know how to clean them but just not sure on the rimfire. Thanks

Let me see,,,,there are over 14,000 members here and you'll get close to that in answers.

BUT, I'm new also and this is what I've learned:
- About everyone uses boreguide and rod.
- Clean from breech and never pull patch or brush back through crown
- Most at our matches us Balistoil<sp>
- Most run couple patches after every target
- I like patchworm and Balistoil at range and boreguide and rod at home.

That's the best I can do.
Regis

KEN HARPER
12-22-2008, 12:59 PM
There are several schools of thought on this topic.

There are those that clean after every target of which I am one and those that never clean.

There are those that brush and those that don't brush.

There are those that use coated rods and those that use uncoated rods.

Then there are all the cleaning solutions from those that can be bought off the shelf and others that are brewed at home in the kitchen sink. I've tried most of them and can't really say that one works better than another. Currently I am using brake cleaner from Auto Zone. It's cheap, easy to use, and I can use it to flush the trigger and the bolt. Just experiment and see what works best for you and above all, don't get too rambunctious with that cleaning rod.

Alabamabill
12-22-2008, 04:12 PM
My 2 cents - I'm new too - got this info from two ARA top competitors:




Benchrest Rifle Cleaning Guide


Equipment and lubes

Boretech Rimfire Blend Cleaner/Lub
Remington Bore Cleaner/Polish
ProShot Grease
Proshot Patches
Nylon Bore Brush
Zippo Liter Fluid

Cleaning Procedure

1. After every 25 to 30 rounds, push four or five wet patches with Boretech Rimfire Blend Cleaner/Lub down the barrel. Let used patch fall off the end of the barrel do not run in both directions.


2. After about 75 to 100 rounds get a patch wet with Remington Bore Cleaner and scrub just in the chamber. Short stroke it back and forth 15-20 times and then push it all the way out the end of the barrel.


3. Push wet patches of Boretech Rimfire Blend Cleaner down the barrel until they come out clean.


4. Flush the trigger with Zippo Lighter fluid.


5. Wipe off the bolt face and lugs; grease both lugs and cocking cam with Proshot Grease.


Clean the Tuner with Boretech Rimfire Blend Cleaner on a 3 inch patch

After shooting for the day, push one patch down the barrel with Boretech Rimfire Blend.

Before shooting, run a dry patch down the barrel.

Douglas
12-23-2008, 04:50 AM
What is it about the Rem bore cleaner that is better than the Rimfire Blend for getting the carbon ring out? Thanks, douglas

Mad`
12-23-2008, 08:59 AM
The Remington bore cleaner has an abrasive unlike all other cleaners except J-B bore paste. I would use the J-B before I would use the Remington. The J-B has been tested over and over and used by most centerfire benchrest shooters. These guys are a lot more picky about their barrels than rimfire shooters.
I have never seen a centerfire BR shooter use the Remington product.

Alabamabill
12-23-2008, 08:59 AM
I asked Dan Killough how to clean the new rifle he and Richard Gorham were building up for me. As mentioned in the first part of this thread, there are probably 1,000s of different cleaning procedures used by our fellow shooters.

Dan likes the Remington Bore Cleaner/Polish for the chamber area to clean out the carbon ring that forms right at the place the bullet head leaves the case - and, others use Hopp's #9 Bore cleaner for the same area. The Remington Bore Cleaner/Polish is actually a light abrasive paste that Dan has found is very effective - so, to each his own.

Bottom line for me, I just want to have a set procedure that I follow every time - if the Remington Bore Cleaner/Polish works for me as well then I'll stick to it - but, probably, any bore cleaning solvent will also do the job!

Bill Ohio
12-23-2008, 10:02 AM
I just got a Anschutz 64MPR and its my first target style .22 and was wondering how often should I clean the barrel and with what?

Not very often, and whatever Neal Johnson's Gunsmithing recommends. Used to be TS-301, and now it's EEZOXX I think.

There was an article in Precision Shooting magazine several years ago, in which Eley was visited and interviewed. If I recall correctly, they clean their test rifles -- which are used to discern which ammo goes into which lot, from regular to Olympic winning quality -- at ten-thousand-plus round intervals. It may even have been a hundred thousand rounds, but I don't have the article to reference.

Overcleaning a .22 bore is probably very common, and probably does far more harm to your barrel than just shooting it. Keep the bolt face and the muzzle clean, and I think you'll be in good shape.

dpapadimitrio@g
12-23-2008, 01:18 PM
Also saw the EZZOX on Niels site. Have recently been using it after having 3 custom barrels built, 2 centirefire, one rim. The smith provided samples with each barrel and a simple cleaning procedure.

Basically you run 3-4 wet patches, followed by 2 dry.

I had my doubts it could be this simple and that it would work, even remotely well. So far so good, but have only been using about 1 month. Have ordered a quart however, and will test in my other guns.

Dave