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Bore Snake

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by blvedere, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. blvedere

    blvedere Vancouver,Wa. Member

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    Was just cleaning my 10/22 with a Bore Snake and was interested in some pros and cons of the Bore Snake. Thanks....
     
  2. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    pros: fast and easy, good for a quick clean when you're in a hurry.

    cons: not as deep of a clean as a rod and patch with a slop of hoppes.
     
  3. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    THIS


    I use mine at the range to get the majority of the crud out of my bore while its still warm. Not a substitute for proper cleaning but very handy, I have one for each caliber I own.
     
  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    How do you clean the snakes after awhile of use? Just toss 'em in the washing machine or ???:huh:
     
  5. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    yup, washing machine approved.
     
  6. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Some folks wash them by hand in the sink, I usually wrap their cords up and put in them in a mesh bag, then throw that in the wash with other gun rags and such.

    My advice: be sure to run a few empty rinse cycles if you wash stuff like that at home..

    I usually do this in a utility washer at my folks' barn as I don't like getting all the oil and crud in the machine I use for my clothes.

    The sink method is probably best if you're at all concerned about lead and chemicals ending up on everything else you wash... little more time consuming but it works just fine.
     
  7. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    I make my own bore snakes out of weed eater line. Just heat one end of the line and shape it in to a jag. Pull a clean patch every time.
     
  8. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Good idea!
     
  9. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Good post -thank you!
    :)