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!!