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    Posted: 15 March 2017 at 06:20
Topic has come up a couple times lately. How do you take care of your
bore snakes? Do you clean them? When do you get rid of them? Do
they last forever? Am I missing something?


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DD;

Don't use 'em. Don't think I ever have either. I know the
principal, but have always stuck with the traditional
rod/jag/patch system.

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I've used them few times on 742s, where I didn't want to clean from front and push everything into action and didn't have time to strip it down, to clean it right. I suppose you could throw them in washer, with Carhartts or something tuff like that.

SIL uses them and swore by them, until I showed him how much was left behind, after he was done cleaning with it. Since I gave him cleaning rod and bore guide, he's commented how a couple of his "worn out" rifles are now tack drivers. I'm not sure if it's the cleaning or getting off the leadsled and onto front rest I also got him.
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I have thought about taking them to the car wash and
putting them in a 5 gallon bucket. Spray some soap on them
then stick the wand in the bucket and pull the trigger.

I have done this a bunch of times with old shop towels.
You would be surprised how fast you can get them rolling
in the bucket. A lot faster than any washing machine
agitator. And my wife won't chew on me for making the
washing machine smell like Butches bore shine.

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I've been anti cleaning rod on .22 rimfires for a long time. I'll use a rod
on a .22 revolver cylinder but that's about it.

Shotguns are another good use for them.

Pistols that you don't want or need to break down they work well on
also.

They certainly are not a replacement for a rod on a center fire rifle.

My reason for this thread was to get insight into the cleaning of them
not be an advocate. They are a specialized tool that work well in certain
applications. Just as you have a "CLP" cleaner, lube, protectant, that
does nearly everything but remove copper or lead or whatever. The
bore snake doesn't do it all either.

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