I got a Dewey Rod, How do I use a Jag?
I got a Dewey rod to use on my Socom 16 and it came with a jag. When I push it through the barrel the point punctures, rips and then the jag goes through.
I also found this info on how to use it.
Jags are usually caliber specific. This may be stamped on the jag, I don't know.To use, grab a patch that is of the same caliber and center it over the pointed tip of the jag, using light pressure, pull the patch down onto the point of the jag until the point barely penetrates the patch and now your GTG. Insert it from the breech end when possible, push completely out of the muzzle end, remove patch, pull rod/jag back through the barrel, repeat as necessary.
Maybe my patch is to big? These patches work fine with the hook/loop jag.
Yes, jags are caliber specific. The patch also has to be caliber specific in my experience. I usually cut my patches to 1"x1" for a .223. This gives me good contact with the barrel, and usually does not tear. I use a loop tip to apply the solvents, then use the jag to clean it out. I also have found that with a jag, I need fewer patches to get a good clean.
Good luck, hope this helps.
Try sticking the patch on Off-center. Not right in there middle.
I had to cut my patches down as well until I finally just got some smaller patches(problem is now solved).
We recommend you pierce the patch off center to aid in getting slightly large patches through
I center punch my 30 cal patches using a Dewey rod, muzzle guide, and a midway brass jag snug but no problems.
I use 30 cal double nap 100% cotton flannel patches (pro shoot?) from midway while snug they work great for cleaning my NM M1A, and every other 30 cal I have (30/30 308 30-06).
eta the square ones 1-3/4" L x 1-3/4" W
Side note the butches bore shine patches are to large to use a jag on my 40s.
tipton or pro shot brand for me. When I had more time I use to cut my own from stock.
I wrap the patch around the jag instead of placing the patch over the tip, it works well.
Poke the tip of the jag through off-center on the patch then wrap the patch around the jag, squeeze the patch tightly. Always works for me. If your bore is heavily leaded or copper fouled try cutting the patches down a bit to begin.