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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Bore snake ?

I own several and have heard different ways to use em.Do you all use solvent or oil on em? I,ve never done the oil but have used a little solvent but hear conflicting reports on where is the best place on the snake to put it.What is you all,s advice?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 04:52 PM
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Re: Bore snake ?

Holy smokes I was just about to ask the same thing.

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I'd like to hear some user feedback also...
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 05:13 PM
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Re: Bore snake ?

I run the bore snake 3-4 times with nothing on it, then I put a little hoppes 9 with weatherguard on the "loop" at the end after all brushes and pull it through another 2 times, 3 if the gun just came in from a wet hunting session or if its being put away for offseason. I have bore snakes for every gun I own and will get one for every new caliber I buy, imo they are the quickest and easiest way to clean a rifle hands down!
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Re: Bore snake ?

I don't use solvent on mine but I use rem oil or break free on the brush and loop .
Use a rod and brush when my gun needs a scrubing .
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Re: Bore snake ?

I too have one for every caliber I own. (well...almost)

I typically spray G-96 cleaner down the bore...let it sit for a few minutes...then run the snake thru it.

Im not worried about it being on the snake, because I'll do the same thing next time.

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Re: Bore snake ?

What do you guys then use to oil the inside of the barrel?It seems like you still need a cleanin rod like BBB stated anyway.Use the snake for frequent cleanings rod and brush for thorough cleanings and to use with a patch to oil down the barrel.Theaceman has a good routine but you still have to oil down the bore.
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Re: Bore snake ?

Not sure...I dont oil the bore, never have.

My dad used nothing but Hoppe's #9 to clean everything. I own 10 x's the oil he ever owned and that aint much. LOL

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Re: Bore snake ?

my opinion of a bore snake is it's better than nothing, but not by much. Get yourself a good Cleaning rod and bore guide, a couple brushes for each caliber and you'll be way better off. A brush without solvent, or putting a barrel away with oil?? This could be a whole other thread, Cleaning and proper storage. If you ever get the chance to look in your barrel with a bore scope, not a light, but a bore scope you would be surpised. Getting carbon fouling out is difficult enough with solvent. Go to a few barrel makers sites and search cleaning. Krieger has a nice site and if you navigate your way through Dan Lilja's site he actually has a video of the inside of a barrel taken with a bore scope. It isn't to show the cleaning process but it is very interesting. Bartlein's site is the one I like the best and also the guys I buy the most barrels from. I would ignore the break-in process on factory barrels, they are generally so rough the break in process is a waste of time. Cleaning is not!!
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Re: Bore snake ?

I shoot trap during the off season (non-hunting) usually once a week. I bought the Hoppe's bore snake that has a double brush at the top and it's the slickest thing for cleaning a shotgun bore ever.....EVER!!!.

Two pulls thru the barrel with a spray of the Hoppes on the copper brushes and you could comb your hair from the gleen off those barrel bores....if you head was small enough. But..I do know a few pin heads....sorry, I'll stay on track.

I shoot an over\under and the bore's are clean in under 2 minutes. Then I wipe down the outside, the action, then do a quick wipe with an oil patch outside. When I get home, I run a oil patch down the bore (light one if I'm going to shoot again soon, heavier if not).

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