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Uncle Buck
August 2, 2009, 07:18 AM
I had bought a few bore snakes to help with cleaning the rifles. I was skeptical, thinking they were just another gimmick.
They worked great and I will be picking up more for the rest of mine rifles and shotguns.
I put a little bore cleaner on the snake and pulled it through the rifles. I was surprised at the result. One pass and no mess. No patches, no fighting with cleaning rods, no problems. I am recommending these to everyone I know.
Very nice to see a product that works as advertised.

tomgun
August 2, 2009, 07:46 AM
i use BS on all my guns...youll find that is u use them on autos just pull thru the mag hole and the ramp sparkles.

gun nut
August 2, 2009, 08:07 AM
Yeah those bore snakes work pretty slick. Good time savers. They work great when travelling you don't have to take much with you to clean them (guns).

CortJestir
August 2, 2009, 08:20 AM
Yes, an essential item for anyone's range bag. I've got one for each caliber I shoot in mine. Add the travel-sized pen applicator of Weapon Shield and you are GTG.

.284
August 2, 2009, 09:35 AM
There have been plenty of prior discussions within this forum on the pros and cons of using bore snakes. Some guys swear by them and others wouldn't use one to hang a criminal.

I do use them for range applications only. I shoot my 3-5 shot group, three passes with a bore snake, let the gun cool, and repeat the process over and over and over again. I feel nothing will replace a good cleaning with the proper solvent, cleaning rods, patches, patches.......did I mention patches, and gun oil. For long term storage of your firearm, a bore snake is not going to cut it.

hickok45
August 2, 2009, 12:07 PM
I really like them for my rifles and shotguns. For some reason, I tend not to use them on my handguns - still use the rod and patch system.

ONly problem I have is mixing up which ones are for which caliber sometimes. I need to make a kind of key rack or something and label the pegs! :-)

kmullins
August 2, 2009, 01:22 PM
They work great. Easy to use, easy to clean and won't damage the gun at all like banging a rod around inside of a bore can.

I still use a rod and patches, but I've found running a bore snake through the barrel at the end of a shooting trip will make cleaning the bore much easier.

Great product and I will buy many more.

Scott0719
August 3, 2009, 02:08 AM
i use them after i scrub with a bore brush and clp, then shove 5 or 6 patches thru to get the heavy ****. Then I figure the BS is like another 100 dry patches ;-)

If you's guys need AR or HK bore guides, check my site

http://www.blackdogboreguides.com/about.htm

out of work Vet,

Semper Fi.

troy_mclure
August 3, 2009, 03:08 AM
i use them for quick cleaning, for more thorough cleaning i go with the rods patches, solvents, oils, etc..

F. Guffey
August 3, 2009, 09:45 AM
Push-pull: pulling the cleaning rod keeps the rod from bending/flexing, this prevents the cleaning rod from contacting metal, important if the cleaning rod is perceived as being able to remove metal, in the old days of jointed cleaning rods and consideration was given to the effect the rod had on the bore, a few undercut the joints, others taped them, I suppose the few did not make it to the Internet.

If allowed to have an opinion: When observing shooters cleaning rifle bores at the range between shots it looks like they are going through the motion or at best smearing, with out resistance the cleaning rod does little or no flexing, that could be the reason I pull the cleaning through, there is resistance, and I make my own version of the bore snake, I use it at home.

F. Guffey

hoytinak
August 3, 2009, 09:56 AM
ONly problem I have is mixing up which ones are for which caliber sometimes. I need to make a kind of key rack or something and label the pegs! :-)

I keep all mine in zip-lock bags and mark the caliber on the bag with a permanent marker. ;)

preston
August 3, 2009, 10:41 AM
I've never used them. However, I'm not against using them. While on the topic, are there any particular snake manufacturers that produce very good ones? I'm thinking in this situation a snake is not a snake, so to speak, and there are most likely some real poor ones out there. Also, how long do they last? And how do you clean them? Thanks.

CortJestir
August 3, 2009, 11:10 AM
I keep all mine in zip-lock bags and mark the caliber on the bag with a permanent marker

Same here. Ziploc bags, it seems, were made for range bags. I use 'em for everything - collecting brass, organizing targets, sorting magazines, small gun parts, bore snakes, waterproofing my cell phone on rainy range days... :D

Vanya
August 3, 2009, 05:31 PM
ONly problem I have is mixing up which ones are for which caliber sometimes. I need to make a kind of key rack or something and label the pegs! :-)
I keep all mine in zip-lock bags and mark the caliber on the bag with a permanent marker.
Me too. But you do know that the caliber is stamped on the little brass weight that you drop down the barrel, right? I need my reading glasses to see it, but it's there -- at least it is on an actual Boresnake, and those are the only ones I have -- dunno about other brands...

Yes... Whatever did we do before Ziploc bags...?

davebig
August 3, 2009, 07:21 PM
I've purchased several Boresnakes and swear by them now. The system makes quick work of cleaning your firearm and leaves an absolutely spotless bore. They fit in your range bag anywhere so you'll never be grimey.

Sounds silly, but you know its the truth.

Shoestring
August 3, 2009, 10:48 PM
Zip lock bags for Bore Snakes how smart is that!! I thought I was the gear guy, you guys rock!!

I have had some old school guys that wont use them, like some one already said would not hang a criminal with one. I use them and think the world of them. Have you guys ever used the foam cleaner? You are supposed to be able to spray wait then just run patches, easy but messy. I have not used it but was curious.