New member and cleaning question!
I'm the proud new owner of a Tikka T3 Lite in .308 Win, and I'm glad to have stumbled across this forum. (Next pay period I'll be picking up a OEM bottom metal piece from Tikka Performance).
I do have a cleaning question (hopefully this is the right forum). I bought a Tipton carbon fiber rod (.30 cal), a Tipton brass jag (.30 cal), and a bag of .30 cal patches for my new rifle – however when I ran these through the bore guide and into the bore, it got stuck. I tried multiple times – no luck! The set-up, despite having all the correct sizes, is too big for my Tikka. I have the same set-up for my .22lr (except with all the other correct .22 sizes), and I have absolutely no problems with it. In fact, to finish the Tikka clean I ended up putting two .22 patches on my .30 cal jag for each pass through.
Has anyone else had this problem? I'm not a huge fan of the punch-through jags, and was thinking of getting a Parker Hale style jag, but I'm not sure if the Dewey jags fit on a Tipton rod. Also I'm not sure if this will solve the problem that I've run into.
Thanks for all the help!
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