.22 RIMFIRE CLEANING..??

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  1. DOC-404

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    Hey guy's, what is the general consensus regarding the cleaning of .22 rimfire barrels..?
     
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    Well I clean mine, but you have to be damn careful. It is one of the worst to clean.
     
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    All rifles have to be cleaned, including a .22 rimfire. They will foul up faster than centrefires. You will also get a fair bit of leading depending on the bullets you shoot.

    That said, I don't clean mine near enough.
     
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    You are right there is quite a lot of powder and lead residue.
     
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    Straight walled cases are the worse for letting gas and carbon escape back into the action, I clean mine after I shoot them, If I was camping or safari, probably a good thorough cleaning after the trip.
    I am a gunsmith and most 22 problems can be attributed to lack of good detail cleaning.
     

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