Vudoo V22 cleaning rod diameter?

Kadams1563

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I have a Dewey .22 cal rod that fits into my Vudoo barrel but I have no idea if it’s too tight or scraping in the rifling.

What diameter rod should be used with a match .22?

I will be buying a Boretech rod as I want to replace the Dewey. They have .17, .20, and .22 rods.
 

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I have built a bunch of benchrest .22lr rifles. I have seen customers ruin championship caliber barrels by over cleaning them or not using a good tight fitting bore guide. Your bore guide should be tight so it doesn't allow the cleaning rod to flex and slap the rifling or drap priming compound down the bore. It looks like Vudoo makes a bore guide for thier actions so I would get one of them first. It looks like it uses a tight fitting sleeve that uses a .188 diameter cleaning rod. I usually use pro-shot stainless rods because you don't have to worry about a coating collecting dirt and more importantly priming compound that is extremely hard and abrasive. Another good rod is the Ivy cleaning rod and Jerry Stiller (holeshot arms) is rumored to be making a run of his cleaning rods which are excellent but not cheap.

When cleaning one of my rifles I recommend running one wet patch of bore tech rimfire blend,or kroil down the bore. While that is soaking take a pistol rod and a .22lr nylon pistol brush and just bump the lead of your chamber roughly ten times to help break up the carbon ring that forms in the lead of the chamber. Then run two dry patches. If the last patch is still dirty run a wet patch followed by 2 dry patches until clean.

Benchrest .22lr shooters clean after every card or about 50 rounds. As a tactical shooter this is way too aggressive only clean when the accuracy starts to fall off.
 

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For those using a Vudoo bore guide, can you guys link to whichever jag you are using that both works in the barrel but fits through the guide
 

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if youre having questions you should just call them and ask and not risk messing up your expensive barrel
 

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A high quality 20cal rod with a high quality bore guide and call it good. If Vudoo makes a guide, that's an easy win
 

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Vudoo sells a guide and the ProShot .20 cal rod is a great fit for that. Using VFG cleaning pellets helps keep the rod and pellet adapter centered in the bore.
 

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I use a 17cal rod in my 22lr, but use a 20cal brush and jag.
I also own a 17hmr and didn't see the point in buying a 17cal and 20cal rod.
 

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How many rounds are you seeing the accuracy to start dropping off? I’m at around 6-700 and it’s hammering. I haven’t cleaned it yet
 

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Is anyone else using the Pro-Shot Micro SS rod for they're Vudoo ? And what is your opinion on the Pro-Shot Micro ss rods.
 

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Is anyone else using the Pro-Shot Micro SS rod for they're Vudoo ? And what is your opinion on the Pro-Shot Micro ss rods.
I just ordered my Vudoo a few days ago, so don't have it yet. Can anybody tell me whether or not the bore guide for my Rem. 40x in .22 LR will work in the Vudoo?
 

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I do not use a cleaning rod. I use swab-its. I hardly ever clean the rifle, but these are compact and can pull out any powder from the barrel in less than 10 seconds. They also work really well to remove stuck cases and they are a really nice chamber flag.
 

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Already covered above that the bore guide Vudoo sells requires a .187 rod diameter. It's a damn nice guide and I keep it on hand for "just in case" but I don't use a rod. I have (no shrieking) a bore snake that someone thoughtfully and carefully pulled all the bronze bristles out of. About every 3-300 rounds I run the snake thru and brush the bolt face and breech with a toothbrush to clear unburned powder away.
 

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I use two Dewey .17 coated rods. One rod has the jag the other has the brush. Both work perfect, as mentioned above also works with .17 HMR and Mach 2.
 

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I use these items for cleaning my 22 rimfire barrels. I also say why above.

36" 17 cal Dewey coated rod. If you get a shorter rod and someday have a 28" barrel rifle you may not have enough rod if you use a bore guide. This is a Dewey model 17C-36.

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For patches I have been using these Pro-Shot patches for a long time and they work perfect around the Parker Hale jag. Next size down works great for a 17 rimfire, I have those too.

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Jags, I have tried several throughout the years and have settled on Parker Hale as the best for me. With the patches wrapped correctly it makes for a tight fit. This particular nylon brush is made my Tipton, IMO it doesn't do a lot of cleaning but I believe it's a little more aggressive than the patch alone plus it shouldn't disrupt your seasoning in the barrel like a bronze brush will. It is good for attempting to remove a carbon ring because you can easily reverse the direction while in the chamber, something that is hard to do with a bronze brush. More on that carbon ring at the end.

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These Dewey bronze brushes are the only ones I ever use. They do wear down so I buy a pack of them at a time.

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An adapter is needed to convert the 17 cal to 22 cal attachments. This is a 17A adapter found on Dewey website.

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There's probably thousands of cleaning solutions on the market. I prefer a 50/50 mix of Kroil and Shooters Choice MC #7.

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For quick removal of a heavily built up carbon ring I use this. You can push the JB into the felt and saturate it. Some will wipe off but most will remain for a good cleaning. I use a really old 22 cal rod for this step. If you use your 17 cal rod and this VFG felt adapter you will need another adapter called a 22A from Dewey website.

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As for the infamous carbon ring, I am not convinced a carbon ring has any effect "good or bad" on accuracy. What it will hurt is reliability, I know this first hand with extraction issues.

If you notice one of my rods has its coating scraped off pretty bad. This is a direct result of not using a bore guide. Let the results of my mistake be used to your advantage by showing you first hand the damage that can be done if not using a bore guide.

In the end everyone has their own cleaning methods and products used. I would say except for two things nothing is right or wrong, it just is.

Those two things are to never clean from the muzzle end unless it's your only option. Never use a steel brush. Sorry for the lengthy reply, sometimes I go overboard with the simplest of things.
 
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An adapter is needed to convert the 17 cal to 22 cal attachments. This is a 17A adapter found on Dewey website.

This is what I needed to see most, as I didn't realize Dewey made the adaptor.
Thanks!!!
 

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Thanks for the info listed here. New to the Vudoo experiance and wondering how to best care for it.