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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.

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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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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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Re: 17 HMR tight bore
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 07:45:39 AM »
For the .17 HMR try a .177 pellet rod and brushes/jags. Tight bore and good accuracy.

I had not thought of this yet, as I've just received my new 17HMR barrel, and have not installed it yet.
I do have .177 pellet cleaning rods. I'll have to give them a try. Glad I saw this thread.
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Re: 17 HMR tight bore
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 10:45:07 AM »
I don't like or use jags.  They require you to push the cleaning patch/jag/rod through the bore.  That results in the rod bending and rubbing the lands.  Coated, non-coated, they rub, and the coated is said to pick up crud and embed it in the coating.

Try pulling a patch through the barrel.  If it's too big/tight, cut the size down with a pair of scissors.
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Offline larryflew

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Re: 17 HMR tight bore
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 09:01:18 PM »
Since using a rod on my Volgaurtsen voids the warranty I started with pull throughs and kept using them. Yes its very tight.
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