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Old 03-21-2018, 08:09 PM
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Otis has two separate products listed on their website, one for .223/5.56 and one for .22LR, but Amazon only lists the .223/5.56 version. Has anyone successfully used the .223/5.56 Ripcord on their 15-22?
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:38 PM
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Otis products are best used for emergency field use only, not routine cleaning if you're serious about it. Dewey rods or other similar good quality cleaning rods and equipment are far better and not expensive.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:19 PM
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i use the snake brush on 22's. be prepared to use a 1x2 board to wrap the pull cord thru. suggestion, easiest way to clean the snake/ brush is in a pickle bottle. DAWN or orher dishsoap cleaner, shake hard, rise w/ water, hang to dry.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:28 PM
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It'll work.

I use the .223 on all my 22s.
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:42 AM
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I use a .223 Bore Snake on all of my .22lr's as thats as much cleaning as i think they need. Literally just getting the big/loose bits out.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:42 AM
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Has anyone successfully used the .223/5.56 Ripcord on their 15-22?
Never used the Otis version of a Bore-Snake, but I only use a .223 Bore-Snake on my 15-22.

With the Bore-Snake, be wary of the loop at the end getting caught on the ejector. I will typically put one finger over the end of the ejector until the loop enters the chamber to prevent this from happening.

The Otis version doesn't seem to have such a loop. Kinda cool that you can attach other Otis cleaning bits to it, but how does it feed through the bore if not for gravity?
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:14 PM
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With the Bore-Snake, be wary of the loop at the end getting caught on the ejector. I will typically put one finger over the end of the ejector until the loop enters the chamber to prevent this from happening.
Easiest and most foolproof way to prevent this is to put a drinking straw over the ejector..no chance of the snake snagging then
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+1 on the straw over the ejector
The .22LR and .223/5.56 are the identical diameter bullet
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Otis products are best used for emergency field use only, not routine cleaning if you're serious about it. Dewey rods or other similar good quality cleaning rods and equipment are far better and not expensive.
Emergency only because?

Far better because?

Seriously.
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The Otis system is a decent enough field cleaning product and for a quick dry scrubbing while the bore is still warm after shooting (makes cleaning at home faster and easier). At home, I would rather use a quality cleaning rod. As previously mentioned, the extractor claw is a bit of an annoyance for chamber to muzzle cleaning but not an issue if you go muzzle to chamber, no longer a problem. Not the preferred method but better than snagging your bore snake, rip cord, or chewing up your cleaning rod.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:33 PM
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I use a .223 Dragon Tail on my .22's
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:29 PM
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suggestion, i carry a bore snake field/ hunting in a zip lock bag, ozs in weight, never had to use it, but cut/ wrap a few patches to fit any bore to clean out mud/ crud/ sticks out of a bore.
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:13 AM
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Easiest and most foolproof way to prevent this is to put a drinking straw over the ejector..no chance of the snake snagging then
I hear you and think about it every time, but I'm usually in a cleaning room without access to drinking straws, so I make do.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:16 PM
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suggestion, i carry a bore snake field/ hunting in a zip lock bag, ozs in weight, never had to use it, but cut/ wrap a few patches to fit any bore to clean out mud/ crud/ sticks out of a bore.
Mud/crud/sticks ?

Surely rifle would work better if you Shoot actual rounds through it instead of poking the ground with it ??

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Old 03-30-2018, 10:55 PM
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All you need is weed wacker line and a lighter and some sm.side cutters. You cut the appropriate length of line & then take the lighter and melt a glob on one end that will go down your bore yet still hold the patch on. The other end that you use to stab through your .22 patch you cut at a 45 degree angle so it is sharp. Then, you pull your patch wet or dry right through your bore from the breech and out the muzzle.
I never run a rod, Dewey or not, through any .22 Rimfire bore. I will use a rod or brush only through revolver cylinders, sometimes on my Electric Drill if its a stainless revolver.
Rimfire rifling is very delicate vs CF Weapons, plus there is no need to use them IMO. YMMV

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