I have a problem that has perplexed me for the last three years concerning the Ruger Mark IV Target .22 LR pistol I shoot for Steel Challenge competition and just ringing steel for fun. In cleaning this gun over the last three years, I have yet to come out with a clean patch at the end of my cleaning sessions.
Is it the arrow or the archer that makes the shot?
I am hopelessly enamored with .45-caliber, single-action revolvers, especially those that accommodate the .45 ACP cartridge for everyday use, plinking and informal target shooting. My hands appreciate the reduced recoil of the .45 ACP as opposed to the heavier loads I use in the .45 Colt cartridge for hunting as well.
While a thorough cleaning should be enough to eliminate stubborn rimfire brass from failing to eject from a .22 LR Colt Diamondback, soaking the chambers with a penetrating lubricant like Kano Kroil should remove any leftover firing residue and restore positive extraction.