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  1. .17 HMR Cleaning Tools: A Little Confused

    Gun Cleaning
    Hello All, I recently purchased a CZ 455 American Combo in .22LR and .17 HMR. Nice rifle, I think. Already shot a few squirrels with the 22, but haven't mounted the .17 barrel yet. I bought a Tipton rod which has a female fitting, in 5-32. I also purchased a Hoppes .17 bronze brush, which ALSO...
  2. What is in my Brand New Rifle: Blue Patches

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I have a new Tikka and ran several patches through with Bore Scrubber, used a brush, ran more wet and dry patches, and I am still getting blue stuff on my patches. I am using a bore guide but I decided I didn't want to wear out the barrel before I even shoot it for the first time. What is this...
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