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I am looking for a good cleaning kit just for the 17 Cal. and want to know what everyone else uses.

For Christmas, I got a cleaning kit from Cabelas that included a cleaning brush & cotton swab for the 17 cal. IMO what a piece of junk.

I used it today for the 1st time and bent the flimsy rod while cleaning the rifle.

Also, the attachments for the 17 cal. do not fit on flexible pull rod and that kit does not include the slotted attachment for running patches through the bore.

At least the case is nice.
 

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Go and buy yourself a good Dewey one piece cleaning rod along with a couple jags and about 6 brushes. The 17 caliber is fun but cleaning them isn't because everything is 17 cal specific.
 

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I did the cheap kit route and I have the pieces to prove it.

I went with a good SS rod and I am happy.

I also have a pocket kit a guy on RFC was selling. It is made up of weed wacker line. You pull the jags through the bore. For the $ it works good. I'll try to find the link and post it IF he is still in business.
 

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joe8768 said:
I used it today for the 1st time and bent the flimsy rod while cleaning the rifle.

That's the classic result of a misfitted jag/patch/bore combination. A patch should pass through bore with only light moderate effort. If the rod flexes even the slightest bit the jag-patch combination needs to be re-evaluated

For my 17s(HMR,HM2) I use a Dewey coated 36" rod, Dewey 17 jag, 3/4" Pro Shot or Sinclair patches, a Sinclair guide and Butch's.

Bill
 
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