GUN Boresnake?

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    Anybody use a boresnake in their handguns? More specifically a glock? I was thinking about getting one for my glock when it gets here...do they work? do they do any harm to the barrel? etc?
     
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    Boresnakes are great. They make cleaning a barrel easy if there isn't any built up fouling. No they won't harm the barrel.
     
  3. xpinchx

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    I have one for my 10/22 and it works well. It also works on my WASR2.
     
  4. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    Foaming bore cleaner>boresnakes
     
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    Boresnake is about the only cleaning my glocks see routinely. :o
     
  6. I love boresnakes.
     
  7. Keesh

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    I have a .22 boresnake that gets used on .22 rifles and pistols, ARs, and 5.45 AKs
     
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    I've got boresnakes for every caliber I own.. I decided to finally clean EVERYTHING and picked up one of those Otis cleaning kits... I've yet to do it though :hs:
     
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    Another vote for the bore snake. I keep a couple in my range bag.
     
  10. Ford4Life

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    I use them on guns that are major bastards to take down and clean, but for the rest I pretty much stick with brass brushes and patches. Guess I'm old school.
     
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    i have a boresnake for all cals for which I have corresponding firearms.

    More to the point, I use it on my glock, after every trip to the range.

    they're great.



    it's not a replacement for true disassembly and careful cleaning... but I use the boresnake after every range trip, and do a "deep-clean" every few trips.
     
  12. WooleyBooger

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    How do you guys use them? I mean, do you spray them down with cleaner and then run them or spray the barrel, etc?
     
  13. I put some breakfree on the boresnake in front of and on the brushes.
     
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    I have one. Great for in between real cleanings...(which happen once every 2 years :o )
     
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    Boresnakes are good for cleaning if you don't have time for anything else, but they are by no means a substitute for rod and patch
     
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    do they make them for 7.62x54r's or what would be close to that??
     
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    .30 cal
     
  18. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I have one. It is huge.
     
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    thanks!
     
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    a lot of ppl don't like the boresnakes the same reason they don't like to run dirty patches back through the barrel.
     
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    wow, you guys clean the shit out of your barrels. I push a patch through my barrel maybe every 1k rounds and check for lead. I push a brush through it maybe 2-3 times a year.
     
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    qft, I hate cleaning, I don't know how guys do it for fun.
     
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    When I come home from being on the range for 7-8 hours. Last thing I want to see is my gun again because I'm making up for time with my family and I'm tired as hell. But it's not entirely because I hate cleaning, it's because I know it's not necessary for my pistols.

    Your trigger, slide and frame, different story, but your barrel can and often is "over cleaned". Another reason I don't buy used guns from people I don't know.

    I've shot the breeze with Wil Shueman, and have shot with Mike Calloway of Shuemann barrels and they also seem to hold the same theory. If you don't know who they are (www.google.com)

    You guys that clean your barrel thinking it will help accuracy are very much mistaken. If anything you are doing more damage to your barrels than good. Check for deposits, push a patch and call it good. Concentrate on finding stress points and cleaning the area's of your gun that need it.
     
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    Same here as well.
    Boresnakes after the range and Break-Free, compressed air, and Qtips for deep cleans
     

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