How do i clean my bantam hi lite barrel?

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    crittahitta
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    I have a 22 cal. It has a shroud so i cant get my weedwacker line through. I cant fit a straw in there either to get past the baffles. I looked on youtube but i can only find compatto videos where they remove the barrel. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Element
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    I just removed the shroud! 

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    Tweeter
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    Maybe slice the straw length wise so you can roll it a bit tighter to fit inside the shroud?  I've never had an Ldc or shroud that I couldn't use a straw + patchworm with…

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    Michael
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    Depends on where you're at with the Bantam.  If its brand new / first time cleaning is more thorough than subsequent visits.

    Initial cleaning

    1. Remove barrel.  If the scope rings are covering the barrel screws then you may want to consider relocating the rings when you reinstall.
    2. Remove shroud
    3. Remove breech o-ring
    4. Push through rod with mop & JB bore paste
    5. Clean wet patchworm with Gunzilla or Bore Cleaner or Cleaner Degreaser
    6. Clean try patchworm with Gunzilla

    Subsequent cleaning

    1. Find or straw that works for your shroud or remove the shroud
    2. Clean wet patchworm (or standard pull thru) with Gunzilla or CLP
    3. Clean try patchworm (or standard pull thru) with Gunzilla

    Let us know how it goes

    ~MW

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    crittahitta
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    Thanks everyone. I appreciate it. I was hoping to not take off the barrel but I guess I must.

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    Element
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    You can just remove the shroud and use a pull thru that's how i cleaned mine never had to removed the barrel the choice is yours!

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    STO
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    I am not a big weed-wacker line fan. Weed wacker line though is just a nylon variant. I use a thicker stiffer nylon rod that is straight. If you're anal-retentive and won't ever insert a soft patch from the muzzle end, you can still just stick it all the way down and then insert your patch in the eyelet at the chamber end. I however clean from the muzzle end with only soft things so I can't damage the crown on the barrel. I figure keeping any cleaning agents out of the barrel port and getting less of it on the breech o-rings is preferable. Either way, the rigid nylon rod will allow you to clean up or down through any sort of baffle or moderator stack. 

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    DHart
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    Shroud unscrews and slides right off.

    Might be a bit sticky the first time doing so.

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    crittahitta
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    I think i may just take off the shroud. Thanks dhart.

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    DHart
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    crittahitta

    I think i may just take off the shroud. Thanks dhart.

    You're welcome.  That's all you'll need to do to clean with plastic line or a rod.

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