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Old 12-08-2011, 08:37 PM
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Bore Snake... A better way to clean???

A friend of mine uses a bore snake exclusively to clean his rifles with. He swears it cleans his bore just as good as patches and rods do. His gunsmith was skeptical so he tried it and was very impressed according to my friend. What are your thoughts on this? I've never used one and I'm always skeptical of the latest and greatest gadgets.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: Bore Snake... A better way to clean???

I sometimes keep one in my pack for an emergency if I would get dirt in my barrel. Other than that I have no use for them. There is no way they can clean as effectivly as a good rod, bore guide cleaner and patches.

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Old 12-08-2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: Bore Snake... A better way to clean???

I was thinking of getting one for the same purpose as you just to carry in my pack while hunting. I'm hoping to hear from someone who has tested these things out.
Thanks for your response Broz.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:01 PM
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Re: Bore Snake... A better way to clean???

If you google accuracy systems you will see a gunbuilder that only warranties his rifles if you clean them with a bore snake! Sorry but I don't know how to link the website if someone else does feel free. Pretty interesting!
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:05 PM
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Re: Bore Snake... A better way to clean???

They do well in the field but shouldn't replace the rod and patches.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: Bore Snake... A better way to clean???

I'd rather carry a 2-bit screw together aluminum cleaning rod rather than a bore snake. First irritation was the amount of grinding I felt and heard as the thing went down the bore from chamber to muzzle.

Second irritation was the amount of effort to pull the thing through the bore which resulted in dragging the snake very hard against the crown. I'm very finicky about my crown!

One trip through and into the waste can it went.

My son uses one on his gas guns. I'd sure rig another way!
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:50 PM
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Re: Bore Snake... A better way to clean???

I think it is a good thing to have in rig or camper, so if you need to clear bore your hunt isnt ruined. But I hang w/ bench shooters and that gun gets a wet patch soon as its home, they put some rounds through them but they are NEVER negleted
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