Bore Snake-Thumbs up

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by razorbacker, May 25, 2019.

  1. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    I'm not as diligent cleaning guns as most of you guys but having a little free time this afternoon, I pulled three overdue handguns out of the safe for a little cleaning. Cleaned two 1911's then a .22. I'm kind of old school cleaning with oiled cotton patches, brush, Q-tips, etc. This .22 is way overdue for cleaning. A CZ 85 with .22 slide that has hundreds of rounds and runs like a Glock, so why clean it right? Anyway, I noticed a new in the package .22 bore snake in the cabinet that has been in there for years, decided I'd open it up and give it a try. Man, a couple passes, that .22 bore was shiny as new. Don't know why I've waited so many years to try a bore snake but that thing is so easy to use makes patches seem "primitive." Got to buy some for 9mm and 45acp.
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  2. Stogies

    Stogies One more please!

    Aug 22, 2015
    I've used them for years, they work great
     
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  3. Bradd_D

    Bradd_D Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2019
  4. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Anybody uses theirs wetted with chemicals? I use my dry and that holds me over between deep cleaning sessions.
     
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  5. Bradd_D

    Bradd_D Well-Known Member

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    Apr 8, 2019
    I use them dry.
     
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  6. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Hoppes #9 . . .

    Just sayin' . . .

     
  7. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I use them as a bore mop prior to shooting.
    As far as cleaning, i use standard brushes and jags
     
  8. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
  9. Dave Jessee

    Dave Jessee Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Dec 31, 2014
    I've never tried one. They seem a little expensive for what they do. And maybe they are worth every penny.
     
  10. GeorgeandSugar

    GeorgeandSugar Well-Known Member

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    Nov 25, 2017
    I use a wet mop with solvent followed by a nylon brush and than a dry bore snake. Seems to work well and keeps my cleaning process simple for both hand guns and rifles.


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  11. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    A Cadillac is a bit expensive for what it does.......a boresnake is $12
     
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  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I'm bringing an assortment of well used bore snakes to the shoot. Give everyone the chance to try them out.

    Every caliber from .22 through .45.
     
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  13. InstiGator

    InstiGator Well-Known Member

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    Jan 21, 2019
    I keep one for each caliber in my range bag. Before I leave the range I snake every gun I shot and wipe off the feedramps, especially my carry gun if I shot it. Really cuts down on the hassle come cleaning time.
     
  14. InstiGator

    InstiGator Well-Known Member

    494
    Jan 21, 2019
    I put a couple of drops of Weapon Shield on the brush part of the boresnake before I run it through.
     
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  15. texasnurse

    texasnurse Well-Known Member

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    Aug 6, 2016
    Bore cleaner goes on the flat portion just below the bristles, I put 2 dots of oil on the bottom end where the loop starts to form

    As for thumbs up meh, I can pass a jag and patch through the bore and get carbon that the boresnake leaves behind; that being said, I have them in .22, .30, .38(9mm), .40, .45, and 12 gauge.

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  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I soak the crap outta the brass brush section with Hoppes #9 and liberally apply Hoppes oil to the section behind the brass brushes.
     
  17. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

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    Mar 30, 2018
    Do any of you folks clean your bore snakes occasionally? If so, how?
     
  18. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    In the sink with Dawn dish detergent, but I've gotta admit that I don't do it often. Only when they get really grungy.

    Dawn dish detergent really cuts through the oils and dirt to get them clean.

    Mine are currently a bit dirty.
     
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  19. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

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    Mar 30, 2018
    Yup. That's my process. My wife didn't care for it much but I did it in the scrub sink out in the garage. Stick em all in a large bowl with the detergent and let em soak for 1/2 hour - then rinse and brush off. I mainly use bore snakes on my revolvers.
     
  20. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I do it when i feel like it.

    I soak them in the laundry room sink, Dawn or Simple Green
     
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