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Offline Traveling Fisher

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17 HMR tight bore
« on: November 17, 2018, 06:06:59 PM »
Is the 17 also a tight bore like the 22 LR? I just switched my 455 to 17 barrel and the 17 patchwork pulls through the patch. No problem on my Savage. It did pull a wet patch through, but a dry patch failed.


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Offline jay-man

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Re: 17 HMR tight bore
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 02:07:03 PM »
My 455 17 hmr is TIGHT! I need some advice on what to pull through the barrel to clean it.

Offline Wiley Coyote

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Re: 17 HMR tight bore
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 11:55:26 AM »
Sorry to hear y'all have this problem. But relieved to know I'm not alone in trying to come up with a combination of rods, brushes and jags. My .22 Cal Pro-Shot Rods will clear, but not by much. I've learned not to run a dry patch with the spear tip .20 Cal jag. For the time being I've settled on .20 Cal rods and adaptors to get me up to 8-32 thread for the .22 Cal attachments. And it's still a chore. It's like I'm on a quest!

I've now got three rod guides and none of them line up properly with each attachment. I'm swapping this or that between steps of cleaning a bore.
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Offline eastman

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Re: 17 HMR tight bore
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 08:49:56 PM »
For a .22 LR barrel on a 455, I use the OTIS cables without any issues. Don't have access to a .17 to try, but expect the same will work.
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Offline DWARREN

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Re: 17 HMR tight bore
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 06:14:36 PM »
For the .17 HMR try a .177 pellet rod and brushes/jags. Tight bore and good accuracy.
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