Hmr bore snake to clean 22 rifle

noodly

Member
I can't remember where I read/heard it, but someone suggested using a 17 hmr bore snake as a pull through for a .22 calibre rifle. Apparently less chance of it snapping as it is a looser fit.

Please give advise/opinions.
 

timbrayford

Well-Known Member
.17 HMR Bore snake works great in the .17 rifle but not so well in the.22. I agree with nun-hunter, buy the genuine Hoppes rather than a cheap lookalike.
 

noodly

Member
All my bore snakes are Hoppes branded.

Just was curious as to whether anyone else used this practice..... or if anyone else had some rationale behind it's effectiveness or not.
 

big ears

Well-Known Member
Why clean a .22lr? Last time I did this it took me 50 rounds to get it shooting accurately again.
 

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