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#1 Winchester94

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 03:11 PM

I asked this I think a while back and got mixed feelings on it.

 

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What are your views on Bore Snakes,Like to hear all the Pro's and Con's


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#2 bakerpete

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 04:13 PM

I've got one that i use on my 30 cals ,it seems to work fine .Now this is for a cleaning after i've been out hunting and maybe fired a shot or two .Like i said it seems to work fine for that .If i had been to the range and fired a lot of rounds and might have lead and or copper jacket build up ,i usually still use my reg cleaning kits for that .


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Wish i had half the skill with a rifle my dad had(rest in peace  Dad).

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 04:16 PM

I asked this I think a while back and got mixed feelings on it.

 

Question:

What are your views on Bore Snakes,Like to hear all the Pro's and Con's

I don't think we changed our opinions and I am still with Kevin smile.png

I read that using a bore snake to clean your barrel is the equivelent to wiping your arse with a hoola hoop !!

 

https://www.novascot...?hl=bore snakes


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#4 Caper391

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 05:45 PM

I have a few for a couple different calibers of rifles and shotguns. They are great for a quick swish of the barrel when you get back to the hunting camp to apply a coat of oil or to get rid of any debris/water that may have found its way in on your days adventures. If your intention is to clean your barrel, you need a good rod, brush and patches to get the job done.


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#5 superslickie

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 08:09 PM

I use snakes when I'm away from home and need a quick job, once home I use the rod and gear.
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can i go hunting yet??

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 07:56 AM

I like them for a quick scrub i got one from cabelas this year for 15 bucks its a new style its like the old army pull thrus the handle is the container fits in me pocket. 


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#7 greybeard

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:08 AM

I use them at the range for a quick wipe of the bore, but when I get home I use patches and a one piece rod to clean.

same as before for me.


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Insanity/Hunting...doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a different outcome.

#8 Winchester94

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 02:49 PM

I started using them just to see if I can tell if there is a difference in the snake or the rod & patch,Tell you the truth I can't see any.I put Hoppe's Bore cleaner on it with Lucas Gun oil on the end and I do it again after with a clean dry patch and rod and I don't see any crap on the patch.

Personally I think they work,there seems to be a lot of friction when pulling it through,that I can't see any normal residue ever clinging on the bore.

It does surprise me to see a lot of gun owners giving bad reviews on them.Maybe it's the brand different guys are using,,I'm using Hoppe's Bore Snake

I guess it comes down to ones preference I guess..


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#9 MikeD.

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 03:11 PM

I use it all the time on my Benelli and my Model 60 .22, I love it.  End of the season cleaning I run patches with CLP or Burkes.


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#10 3macs1

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Posted 17 October 2020 - 03:49 PM

This debate has gone on since they came out. One either loves them or hates them it seems and those in the middle seem to settle on one of these

 Me I will always be an old patch guy

https://thebiggamehu...e-snake-review/

 Cheers


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#11 labradort

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 10:41 PM

Once you've had one stick in the barrel, and the force used to get it out is almost enough to break your gun, you wonder what that's doing to the insides - then you're a convert to never using them again.


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