PROPER 17HMR BORE GUIDE!
When Hornady developed the 17HMR rimfire cartridge, they really hit a home-run! And the rifle manufacturers turned out a plethora of rifles to chamber it.
But unlike the 22RF cartridge, which many seasoned shooters will tell you, might never need to have the bore scrubbed, the 17HMR with its “real” copper jacketed bullet and its extreme velocity, needs bore cleaning often.
The problem is, no one makes a “proper” bore guide for this type of rifle. Most 17HMR rifles are nothing more than 22RFM rifles with a 17cal barrel. And many of these 22RF rifles have one issue when you try to use a standard bore guide that protects the delicate chamber edge and the bottle neck area of the chamber. A fixed ejector is in the way.
This little “shark fin” is right in line with the chamber and is fixed. It doesn’t move out of the way. Therefore the bore guide you might use for your centerfire rifles will not pass by and work in this rifle.
Bore guides exist for this type of action, but they are open bottom designs and do not enter the chamber and protect the delicate chamber edge or the bottleneck area of the chamber.
Enter the RVB Precision Bore Guide for the 17HMR rifle.
My bore guides is made of 7075 anodized aluminum tubing. Totally unaffected by any type of cleaning solution you might use.
One end is swagged down to fit completely into the chamber of a 17HMR rifle. There by guiding the cleaning rod perfectly to the throat area and the bore without touching the chamber walls or edge.
This aluminum tube is thin enough to pass by the ejector, yet it is extremely rigid being made of hard anodized 7075 tubing.
The tight fit of the bore guide in the chamber also stops cleaning solvents from getting into the actions trigger, magazine etc
Once the bore guide is in place, a supplied aluminum bushing is slid over the tube.
And into the action to keep the tube aligned. Perfect!
A cleaning patch and a 17 cal cleaning rod is inserted into the bore guide and you end up with a nice clean bore.
NOTICE: RUGER AMERICAN
Folks have been using my bore guide with the Ruger American. But they do not use the bushing as the Ruger does not use a round bolt. This doesn’t seem to be an issue as the bushing only serves to stabilize the guide. To develop a bushing that would fit the Ruger American would take too much CNC effort and would make the guide too expensive. We still ship the guide with the standard bushing so it can be used on other “round bolt” guns. Or the bushing could be modified by the buyer with files an lots of elbow grease to fit the Ruger American.
HOW TO ORDER THE PROPER 17HMR BORE GUIDE….
You can send me a check for $24.95 (personal check OK) or you can pay by PayPal ($24.95 to firstname.lastname@example.org) This price includes shipping to the lower 48. (Canada is $19.95 + $20 shipping = $39.95)
If you are paying by PayPal be sure to let me know what the funds are for in the comments section
The minute I receive funds the bore guide goes in Priority mail. You will receive it in two to three days.
Send check to:
1 Country Club Blvd
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
PS….Please let me know how you found out about our bore guide. This would be greatly helpful. Thanks!
The “Proper 17 HMR Bore Guide” is now available to Europe. I’m not sure where they ship to. A quick call or email can figure it out for you
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Here’s what a few folks are saying:
Your bore guide works great. Such a simple device that does such a perfect job.
Mike M, Utah
Your 17 HMR Bore Guide is awesome! I used it for a Winchester Low Wall, so I cut the length of the tube in half. The collar stopped right at the action and helped center/hold the guide.I will bet you can sell more of these!I will try to make a post on the 17HMR website I just joined, showing the gang there how well it works for my Low Wall.This is the BEST thing to come out of Mass in years!(I can say that… Was born down there…)Tight groups!Old No7
oldnosevenHey Roy,Great product.
Just get the RVB Precision bore guide for .17HMR, great tool at a great price. It is soo much better then the open bottomed bore guides we used for years, so simple and so effective and fast and neat and clean, just a great tool. If you all own a .17HMR you need this tool.
Roy, Thanks for an amazing product. My guide arrived today used it and loved and the ease of use and the joy of a bore guide that actually functions in my 17 hmr rifle…Many Thanks…….Eric
I got your 17 HMR guide. What a simple and elegant solution you came up with. Any chance you have one is this that is necked down small enough for 22 long rifle or 17 Mach 2?
1) communication was great
2) product shipped out the moment funds were received (despite the fact that it was around the holiday season).
3) I received the product in a well packed box
4) and although not really needed, it arrived with detailed instructions.After using the RVB bore guide, I could not be happier with it’s performance. Although I have not tried some of the bore guides listed in this post, I can tell you that this one is up to the task and I could not be happier with it!
Had a chance to try the 17 HMR bore guide; works great–just the right length for a 22″ barrel and a 30″ cleaning rod.
Thanks for the service.
The bore guide arrived, fantastic, thanks so much for firstly making it, then secondly mailing it to me in Australia.
Great service, if only you were closer I would pat you on the back and say thanks to you in person!
Got my bore guide a couple of weeks ago. It works great, makes cleaning almost fun. Thank you, Andy