More opinions on Bore Snakes

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Wlfdg, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    In regards to the current discussion on accuracy of fouled vs. clean bores on Shawn's "Smallest 3 shot group" thread what opinoins does the group have on Bore Snakes and their role in a cleaning regiment/kit?
     
  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    I have some from years ago....they sit right next to my aluminum cleaning rods:D.

    I have no gripes with them, just don't use them anymore.
     

  3. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

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    I use a bore snake for cleaning my 22s exclusively, and I put the 30 cal snake in my pack to clear pine needles, moisture etc out of the bore when I am "out in the bush". I prefer a cleaning rod for my centerfire rifles when I am at home.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Bore snakes are great for removing carbon after each shot when in the field
    and when working up loads for group size.

    They don't clean as well as a good rod and solvent cleaning.

    I carry one with me in my pac for field use and they work well to sweep
    the bore clear of powder residue,dust,moisture and any other foreign
    objects that could increase barrel wear.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. ddubas

    ddubas Well-Known Member

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    i use mine on .22's and have one for each of my encore barrels. I haven't found a bore guide that will fit my encore barrels and the bore snakes work great when out shooting pd's or cleaning at the range.
     
  6. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    My gunsmith likes them because he gets work rebarreling rifles when guys put the snake in part way then move it back the other way and gets stuck. :D
     
  7. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

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    ?:confused:
     
  8. Slopeshunter

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    It seems if you pull the snake only partially through, then pull it back in the other direction that it will get stuck. Sometimes it can get stuck so tight that you cannot get it out (so I've been told), and then having to rebarrel.
     
  9. ebd10

    ebd10 Well-Known Member

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    Nah! You don't have to rebarrel. It's just a class 'A' b--ch to get them out. In extreme cases, the barrel does have to be removed.
     
  10. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I have to ask !!!

    Why would you stop half way and pull It backwards ?

    You should NEVER stop a brush or patch half way through the
    bore even with a good cleaning rod or you stand the chance of
    damaging the bore or sticking the patch or brush.( Not good ).

    The worst place to reverse the brush is in the crown.

    Bore snakes are made to pull through the bore and not seesaw
    back and forth through the bore.

    They are the best way to clean a semi automatic rifle like the M1 ,m14
    and any other semi automatic that would other wise be cleaned from
    the muzzle.cleaning any rifle from the muzzel risk damaging the crown.

    I can't amagine anyone getting one stuck unless they use the wrong
    size.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  11. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Personally I have no idea, I've never used one. I just like plain old one piece rods.
     
  12. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    I pulled a bore snake through a 30" custom barrel ONCE.

    It scraped so hard that I nearly had an anxiety attack. I was sure that the thing left scratches and screwed up the barrel. I guess it didn't.:)

    I did not like not being able to not rub on the muzzle while using the thing.

    Thus my experience is only ONE pass.