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Are Bore Guides Necessary for Cleaning

Are bore guides necessary for properly cleaning your rifle and if so why? To portect the chamber and throat? Would be interested in hearing some opinions on this?

Speedy Gonzales seems to think so but doesn't say why.

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    Re: Are Bore Guides Necessary for Cleaning

    In a word yes....for proper cleaning. You can get your barrel just as clean without one but can possibly damage your barrel IMO. The bore guide just keeps things straight. Imagine cleaning without one the jag would ride along the bottom of the chamber then ramp up the shoulder than wallow into the bore. If you use the proper bore guide it will also keep the solvent out of your magazine and trigger assembly.
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    Re: Are Bore Guides Necessary for Cleaning

    Hell yeah!!!!!!

    For those who shoot matches etc, much cleaning is required. The cleaning rode passes through the barrel as many or more passes than bullets do.

    Think about wear in one area of the barrel due to bending the rod.

    Ya don't want the rod touching (rubbing) the bore particularly in one spot.

    I clean after 20 rounds and try to use minimum number of passes.

    Warthog and wipe out serve me well.

    Also with a 30+ in barrel there ain't no such thing as a stiff cleaning rod.
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    Re: Are Bore Guides Necessary for Cleaning

    Where do you get that Warthog at?
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    Re: Are Bore Guides Necessary for Cleaning

    Thanks. How do you like it?
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    Re: Are Bore Guides Necessary for Cleaning

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    In a word yes....for proper cleaning. You can get your barrel just as clean without one but can possibly damage your barrel IMO. The bore guide just keeps things straight. Imagine cleaning without one the jag would ride along the bottom of the chamber then ramp up the shoulder than wallow into the bore. If you use the proper bore guide it will also keep the solvent out of your magazine and trigger assembly.
    Just playing devil's advocate here... but would the patch keep the jag from *riding* along the chamber, shoulder, throat. The patch would be in contact and not the jag... wouldn't it?

    And good point about the solvent but I have seen that as a big issue. Also, When using Wipeout, that stuff expands all over and gets into magazine, etc.
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