I use a Dewey 1 peice cleaning rod. I have a bore guide for one rifle that I also use. I've given up on the sectioned rods. The seams on the rod catch on the crown (for those that can't be put through the breech end).clayshooter25/25 said:What do you guys use to clean your rifle barrels? I have heard that cleaning rods will ruin the barrel. What else would you use then if cleaning rods damage the barrel?
FWIW, a Marlin lever gun is easy to remove lever and breech bolt.huntswithdogs said:Even with a rod,you need to use a bore guide. Damage while using cleaning rods, usually comes from the rod not being centered in the bore. If I had a lever gun, I'd probably use the boresnake. I don't like run a rod down a rifle barrel from the front. You'll bugger up the riflings and crown,destroying your accuracy.
It's not the rifling, but the crown that gets buggered up Water cuts rivers from rock over time. That's why bore guides are a good thing.8pointduck said:I have never ruined anything on a gun where a cleaning rod is concerned. How can a aluminum or even a brass rod hurt the rifling of a barrel :roll: . I have cleaned my guns the same way for years and not once has accuracy been hurt
DS,Drop-Shot said:I would love to shoot 1/2 inch groups.