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Old August 9th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #1
 
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.22 boresnake from Walmart seems too big?

Walmart.com: Hoppes Boresnake Pistol Cleaner: Hunting

i've seen it at my local walmart. the .22 version still seems big in diameter.

Does it compress that much to fit thru the barrel?



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The cloth is a criss-cross weave and will stretch out and contract as you pull it through the bore. The idea is that as the brass brush loosens the lead/copper/residue, the cloth will collect and pull it out. It will work.
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They work fine in my .22's. They seem to be a little tighter than the .38/9mm versions in those guns, at least in my experience.
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I have been using one for almost a year in our 10/22 works great .
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do i need 2 boresnakes?

the 1st one sprayed w/solvent?
the 2nd one act as a dry patch?

or just one w/ solvent then use rod/dry patch?
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i bought one. (walmart finally had it back in stock $14 for .22)

ahh.. i see.
it's in 3 sections tied together.

1st section = cloth -> spray w/solvent
second section is brass brush -> also spray w/solvent???
3rd section = cloth -> acts like dry patch


so basically i feel like i wasted $15 on the Remington gun cleaning kit.

If i dont want field strip the gun:
- I just need the bore snake for the barrel.
- Rem oil/compressed air for the ejector section -> spray down w/Rem oil, then blow dirt/grime/oil down the handle and out the gun

You can cut the cost in 1/2 by using brake cleaner in car dept instead of Rem oil?

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When it comes to cleaning supplies, especially bore snakes andthe like, you can't have too many.

Well, maybe if you already have a dedicated boresnake in each gun case for each gun, and a couple cleaning kits besides, but that takes a while to amass.
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I do not consider a bore snake as a at home cleaning tool. IMHO I think they are great for out in the field or for a quick swab of the barrel but do not get all the crud out. I would recommend you use a actual cleaning kit for you at home cleanings.
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why wont the boresnake get all the crud out of the barrel?

whats the difference between that and:
1) rod/wet patch with solvent
2) brass brush w/solvent
3) rod/dry patch
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I love the bore snakes. I use them for everything except my inline black powder. I also us a rod and oversized brush to clean the cylinders of the revolvers. I use a .40 for the 38/357's and a 45 for the 44 spl/mag.
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i bought one. (walmart finally had it back in stock $14 for .22)

ahh.. i see.
it's in 3 sections tied together.

1st section = cloth -> spray w/solvent
second section is brass brush -> also spray w/solvent???
3rd section = cloth -> acts like dry patch


so basically i feel like i wasted $15 on the Remington gun cleaning kit.

If i dont want field strip the gun:
- I just need the bore snake for the barrel.
- Rem oil/compressed air for the ejector section -> spray down w/Rem oil, then blow dirt/grime/oil down the handle and out the gun

You can cut the cost in 1/2 by using brake cleaner in car dept instead of Rem oil?
The last time I looked at my gun it didnt have any brakes . Why are people so bent on buying products that are not a gun products ? You spent the money to buy the firearm now spend money to care for it correctly . My suggestion
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why wont the boresnake get all the crud out of the barrel?

whats the difference between that and:
1) rod/wet patch with solvent
2) brass brush w/solvent
3) rod/dry patch
Let me start off with saying this is just my experience and opinion. With that said I have found that if I go out for a day at the range and come home to clean I can run a bore snake through my bore many times and it will not get everything out. Sure it looks clean but when I run a brass brush and then patches I am still pulling dirty patches. Another thing is everything that the brushes on the bore snake is loosening up gets caught in the rest of the bore snake and stays there. Then when you make you next pass you are pulling through a bore snake with all the crud you just removed.
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Let me start off with saying this is just my experience and opinion. With that said I have found that if I go out for a day at the range and come home to clean I can run a bore snake through my bore many times and it will not get everything out. Sure it looks clean but when I run a brass brush and then patches I am still pulling dirty patches. Another thing is everything that the brushes on the bore snake is loosening up gets caught in the rest of the bore snake and stays there. Then when you make you next pass you are pulling through a bore snake with all the crud you just removed.
I am with you on that one , alot of crud on that snake. I would take my 14 dollars and buy a big can of eezox . But i do see in a pinch its probably better than nothing and I am told they are washable, does that go in the colors or whites ?
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I got my .22 boresnake at Walmart. It works great. Makes cleaning my 10/22 and H001 VERY easy and quick.
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I am with you on that one , alot of crud on that snake. I would take my 14 dollars and buy a big can of eezox . But i do see in a pinch its probably better than nothing and I am told they are washable, does that go in the colors or whites ?
yes you are correct they are washable. Slap it in with the whites you will be alright.

On a serious note I hand wash mine and hang them in the sun or you can put it in a empty water bottle with water and soap and shake away then rinse with fresh water until clean.

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