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    Bore Snakes

    I've used a bore snake to clean my shot gun in the past and it seemed to work pretty well. Can anyone tell me how good they are when used to clean a rifle?

    Thanks

    Mark

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    They work the same, a very useful tool to have in the kit.

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    I know i'm gona getsome stick, but i only ever pull through with a bore snake - never scrub the barrel and it comes up better than a shiny thing thats been buffed with brasso

    Though a word of warning. Make sure your get the bore specific snake for the calibre, i've heard people who have got the snake stuck in the bore and the only reason i can think is they're using the wrong size or cheap imitations and that can get expensive .

    Scrun

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    i have one with the brush removed to shift the debris/powder residue - a bronze brush pulled through a fouled barrel will do nothing for accuracy.

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    Best thing to do with the boresnake is take it to your waste disposal container (bin), open same and deposit within.


    Hate the darn things.

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    When shooting I carry one in my pocket as a useful back up to cleaning rods.atb Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbrayford View Post
    When shooting I carry one in my pocket as a useful back up to cleaning rods.atb Tim
    I used to, but then I thought - why. If I get an obstruction then how do I get the snake down the bore and if I haven't got an obstruction why would I want anything down the bore, because if I clean it it changes the point of impact ? Any other ideas

    Scrun

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrun63 View Post
    I used to, but then I thought - why. If I get an obstruction then how do I get the snake down the bore and if I haven't got an obstruction why would I want anything down the bore, because if I clean it it changes the point of impact ? Any other ideas

    Scrun
    A shooting friend demonstrated using a water reed to clear a mud blockage, the bore snake did the rest.atb Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbrayford View Post
    A shooting friend demonstrated using a water reed to clear a mud blockage, the bore snake did the rest.atb Tim
    Do I have to carry a water reed too Do i need the special trousers to carry it in ?

    to the resourcefulness tho - mmmmmm might have to start carrying it again

    Scrun

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrun63 View Post
    Do I have to carry a water reed too Do i need the special trousers to carry it in ?

    to the resourcefulness tho - mmmmmm might have to start carrying it again

    Scrun
    Well yes you could, if you can't find a suitable one in the wild

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