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Posted: 8/15/2005 2:34:51 PM EDT
I lost the bore brush from my .223 cleaning kit. I can only find a .22 bore brush. I am pretty sure it will work fine, but I wanted to make sure with you guys it wouldnt hurt my new bushy.

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 2:39:15 PM EDT
Welcome to ARF and yes. It is fine to use the .22lr brush on your .223. The are both the same diameter.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:13:48 PM EDT
As long as the kit you used before is not a military kit you should be fine. If it's a military kit your next post might be: "Why are the threads on my bore brushes wearing out so fast?"
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:21:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
As long as the kit you used before is not a military kit you should be fine. If it's a military kit your next post might be: "Why are the threads on my bore brushes wearing out so fast?"



"Why are the threads on my bore brushes wearing out so fast?"

Umm........ I've owned guns for 34 years and I've never seen a thread on a bore brush.

I have seen threads from cotton swabs entangled in the bristles of a bore brush.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:42:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sysop:

Originally Posted By FishKepr:
As long as the kit you used before is not a military kit you should be fine. If it's a military kit your next post might be: "Why are the threads on my bore brushes wearing out so fast?"



"Why are the threads on my bore brushes wearing out so fast?"

Umm........ I've owned guns for 34 years and I've never seen a thread on a bore brush.

I have seen threads from cotton swabs entangled in the bristles of a bore brush.



i think he was talking about the screw type of threads. Alot of store bought brushes will not work with military cleaning rods.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 7:50:16 AM EDT
Commercial rifle and pistol cleaning rods and attachments are typically 8-32 threads. Military is 8-36, I believe.
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 11:09:47 AM EDT
Your .22lr bore brush is smaller in diameter than a .22 Centerfire bore brush.

BTW, get Pro-Shot:
www.proshotproducts.com/page1.html
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:25:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DaveS:
Your .22lr bore brush is smaller in diameter than a .22 Centerfire bore brush.

BTW, get Pro-Shot:
www.proshotproducts.com/page1.html



Yes, possible slight difference, based on the brush manufacturer.
In any case, .22 LR brushes are fine for cleaning your AR, just don't use them on your .22 rim-fire rifle, then go back to the AR!

FWIW, Otis bore brushes are among the best I've used.

Hotgun
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 1:56:32 AM EDT
.22 cal Boresnake =
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