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Old 04-03-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Boresnake Question

Quick question. Just bought a Boresnake was wondering procedure everyone is using. Do you use #9 or other cleaner on the boresnake or in the barrel. For right now I just went old school and used wire brush and patches. Sorry about the dumb question.
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I soak the brush area with Hoppe's #9 and put a few drops of RemOil on the tail end.
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Not a dumb question.

I first started using a boresnake on my shotgun when shooting skeet, trap, etc. It was a quick and easy way to keep the gun in shooting condition during the day.

I still use brush & patch for serious cleaning on all my guns. I have a snake for my .40/.45 but rarely use it unless the gun just needing a quick 'touch up.' If I shot less than a box of cartridges I'd consider running the snake through.

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I love 'em. Greatest invention since smokeless powder. I use them on all my guns.
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Mine isn't brain surgery but if I'm just doing a quick clean {not field stripping} I spray barrel and mag port with Gun Scrubber then Hoppes using my rod/brush/patches.I clean the mag area with a SOFT tooth brush{Hoppes again}. I then run the boresnake through the barrel a few times to finish drying it out. When my boresnakes gets to where their getting dirty, I put one each in a sock and put them in the wash machine and let air dry...{P.S..don't tell GiGi that}
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:38 PM   #6
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I keep a bore snake in my range bag in case I need a quick clean out but my normal routine is brush and patch.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:48 AM   #7
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Cool! Your ideas were pretty much what I was thinking. That's the way I'm going to roll.
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Wink Oh Yeah........!!!!

I have a boresnake for every caliber and gauge firearm that I own. As GMountains said....."the greatest invention since smokeless powder!!!"

I use mine by applying Hoppes #9 to the lead end ahead of the brush to soak down the bore prior to engaging the brush. Then I apply light oil (I like WD40) to the very end to leave a coating on the bore as the snake finishes it's pass through the bore. Two or three passes leaves a perfectly clean bore, even if it was filthy to start with. Great Tool!!!
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