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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-22-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning gun barrel

Ok,call me cheap or whatever but have a question.Last year my cleaning rod broke and never replaced it,so what other methods do any of you use to clean your gun barrels?

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Come-on Man.
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i think i have some extra rods at home. let me check tonight. if i do, i'll bring it tomorrow and send it to ya.

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Sethwood,I think it's a good question and one that deserves some thought. YZEATER,thank you.

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Re: Cleaning gun barrel

I really don't see any viable alternative for a cleaning rod if you are interested in cleaning your bore. You can use a Boresnake or similar product, but a one piece coated or carbon fiber rod is really the way to go.
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Re: Cleaning gun barrel

It depends on alot of things. For instance. How much you shoot. How accurate you want or need your rifle to be. And other variables.

Money is tight for alot of people, so I understand what you are saying.

Just keep this in mind. You can do more damage to your barrel with a cheap rod than you can do to your barrel by not cleaing the inside at all. Most hunters don't need to clean their inside barrel more than once a year(I know guys who clean their barrel once every five or six years-they simply don't shot alot). Borrow one. Tom.
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i love the bore snake.
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Just keep this in mind. You can do more damage to your barrel with a cheap rod than you can do to your barrel by not cleaing the inside at all. Most hunters don't need to clean their inside barrel more than once a year(I know guys who clean their barrel once every five or six years-they simply don't shot alot). Borrow one. Tom.
That's a good point, with the amount many hunters shoot they could easily go a decade without cleaning. The problem I see with this is that there's a good chance some rust is going to form in the bore, even after one season.

A Boresnake would work well for this type of shooter. It will get most of the crud out and can be used to leave a protective coating of oil behind.

I won't touch the topic of how much we should be shooting, in this thread, anyway.
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i've seen more than a few old timers that use a boot lace and some patches with solvent. it takes a while, and alot of effort, but the cost is NIL. unless you consider the value of the undershirt you sliced up to use for patches.

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Boresnake

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