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Old May 20, 2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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Bore Snake Question

I own a 357 Magnum carbine 16" barrel.

Do they make a bore snake specifically for a 357 rifle? Or is the snake long enough that you use the pistol snake?
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Old May 20, 2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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A bore snake for .357 and for .38 special should have identical dimensions, so if you see one or the other, grab it - it should work. Failing that, look for something in .35 or .36 caliber.
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Old May 20, 2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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Will it work as a rifle kit only since it is a 16" barrel? Or is the pistol kit long enough to go all the way through?
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Old May 20, 2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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I want to say they make different rifle and pistol lengths... however I have used my .45 pistol boresnake in my .450 Marlin with an 18.5" barrel so I think you should be ok lengthwise.
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Old May 21, 2013, 10:49 PM   #5
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I use the same bore snake for my .44 mag revolver and rifle, as well as the same .22 bore snake for my revolver and rifles. My .44 rifle is a 20" marlin and the weighted end of the bore snack hangs out by a few inches when fully inserted.
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