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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-06-2011, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

Is the boresnake really that good at cleaning a rifle over the traditional method?
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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

I would say that is better than nothing! With it,how do you know that it is clean? Most of the the time the patches tell you,with the traditional method.

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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

I use both methods... I start with white patches and some good ol' Hoppes Bore Solvent, run patches until clean, then follow with a well-oiled boresnake making the last pass before storage.

If time is of the essence, that's when the boresnake comes in handy. It's a "better than nothing" fix until you can clean it properly.

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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

I use both.

If I just want to clean the bore out somewhat between hunting I use the snake. I also use them periodically to polish up the bore. I do not believe they replace good old fashioned cleaning.

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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

Has anyone used patches immediately after using a boresnake? If so, what were the results? Just curious as to how well the snake really cleans.
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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

I'll give it a shot today. Both my slug gun and my rifle have been shot, boresnaked and wiped down with a silicone cloth, but not cleaned. I'll run a patch through before cleaning and let you know what I see.

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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

You need to hand wash them in Dawn every so often, they work good for me..
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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

they are a good patch, if you clean with a boresnake and then a patch you will still have fouling and lots of it. the bore will look clean and shiny, but trust looks are deceiving. i have done this experiment on 10 or 12 rifles and every one still had residue and fouling left in the barrel
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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

I have used them on shotguns. I dont think I would trust rifle bores to them.
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Re: Boresnake vs normal jag and patch?

Just bought my first one last week. Wish I had saved the $15+. Looks to me like that string is going to pull off the snake someday out in the field and I'll be left with a worthless rifle, plugged with expensive rope. It was a gimmick for companies to make money.
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