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#1 IanB

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 06:58 am

Anyone use a bore snake for cleaning their rifle..do you also use it in conjunction with cleaning rods as well or don't you bother..found a little review on them, if anyones interested, http://hunting.about...r_boresnake.htm ...already have one for my .17, they really are a piece of cake to use and very quick.

#2 bigadg

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:03 pm

Hi Ian
i have got 1 for my .243 and 1 for my .17 rem
they are spot on.
i think they encourage you to cleen the gun because its so easy
stu

#3 BLACKBOB

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 08:19 pm

Got one for my 12 bore and 410 a must for cleaning easy and quick

Cheers bob

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:12 pm

BEWARE.Boresnakes are very good, but only clean in one direction, and are NOT meant as a substitute for a rod, and phosphor bronze brush.You MUST continue to use a rod, and use the boresnake, as a quick clean aid in the field etc.The .17 hmr will rapidly foul, Ian, if you only use the "snake", and will then require a lot of hard work, to get the copper out.The last one i did in the shop, took two hours to get properly clean.

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 11:24 pm

Well said baldie, you took the words out of my mouth. :good:

Frank.


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