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Ruger barrel issue

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Liberty97045, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I have an SR-22 purchased in 2013. It has at most 500 rounds of mostly lead through it and the rifling are almost gone!

    Has anyone heard of soft barrels from Ruger?

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  2. WAYNO

    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The SR22 is notorious for leading. Scrub the barrel, using lots of Hoppes, and I'll bet your rifling is 100% intact.


    The rifling is shallow on the SR22's. Unless the bore has been overzealously cleaned, steel always wins over lead.

    WAYNO.
     
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  3. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I don't have one of those Rugers but 500 rounds will not wear out a .22 barrel, nor will 500,000. It doesn't take much rifling depth to spin a .22lr bullet.
     
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  5. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I will soak in my de leading stuff
     
  6. mikeybuck

    mikeybuck Clark county Active Member

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    Mine did the same thing once with a older box of thunderbolts. Took a little TLC to clean up. Has not done it since.
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I think it was famous gunsmith PO Ackley that ran 100.000's of thousands of rounds thru his only .22 rifle, I can recall the make or model. But he only cleaned the action! Never ran a patch or a brush thru it!

    I need to look thru my Ackley books and find the story!

    But in this case, I have ran across some very soft lead, that will lead up your bbl in no time!
    My customer was using .22 that was an import I had not heard of before...It was so soft you could pick the bollit apart with your fingernail with ease...
     
  8. ron

    ron Vancouver, Washington Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have worn out myself and several bronze brushes trying to
    get the lead out of a barrel. I found an easier way. Bronze wool,
    like steel wool but made of bronze. Rap it around a worn out
    bronze brush. Removes lead easy. Will not harm your barrel.
    I have also used the Lewis lead remover. Works great. I don't
    think it comes in 22 size.
    http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleani...ead-remover/lewis-lead-remover-prod21587.aspx
     
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  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Your pictures don't really look like there's leading but they are small and not perfect pictures. Perhaps you are hoping/thinking that there is leading and by "cleaning", the rifling will be deeper.
    Is the gun accurate? anyway
    As to the copper/brass/bronze "wool"/kitchen scouring scrubber, "Chore Boy" is what ron is talking about (can get them about anywhere and they work great) but make sure it's not a knock-off or unacceptable even if of brand name by checking it with a magnet to make sure it's not just steel shavings coated a bright shiny gold color.