GUN Boresnakes :bowdown:

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  1. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle New Member

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    So I've been a patch and rod guy my entire life; mainly because that's how I was taught to clean a firearm since I was 8 years old. But I picked up a boresnake today for my PT1911, because using a rod and patch on a pistol is awkward as hell for me.
    But anyway long story short, I have never cleaned anything so well and so fast before in my life :bowdown:. I would recommend them to anyone with a pistol. This is one thing I will never have buyer's remorse over; in fact I'm kicking myself for not acting on people's recommendations of them earlier.

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    yes, I have boresnakes for all of my firearms. They don't entirely replace patches and rods... I still use them for passing solvent and oil, etc... But they make cleaning a very quick business.
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    how do you clean them?
     
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    lt1aggie what?

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    the boresnake, not the gun.
     
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    you can put them in the washing machine.... put them in one of those "delicates" pouches that women use. Just air-dry...

    You can also use a hose/bucket.
     
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    I'm definitely gonna get my bro one for Christmas for his Sig before he goes overeas.
    That and some winchester SXT's, I just hope he doesn't get caught with them lol
     
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    since none of my rifles are uber expensive target rifles, I only use bore snakes :o
     
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    :werd: I think I might try to find one for my 8mm Mauser and run one through 3 or 4 times, then run a patch and see how clean it comes out. But right now I'm more sold than a bag of Cheeto's to Ted Kennedy when it comes to using them on pistols.
     
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    Doesn't clean as well as rod and patch but it's a nice quick fix.... n Hoppes? send away or your free Weapon Shield sample already!!
     
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    what?
     
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    FREE?!? Why yes, yes I will.

    After that I'm have to use the "i'm a poor college student" trump card excuse though.
     
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    explain where I can get it free, please?




    I use hoppes, as well.... Not because it's cheap, but it's so easy to find, and I haven't really tried much else :mamoru:
     
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    hoss just uses a .30 cal IIRC.
     
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    Nothing wrong with hoppes.
     
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    I dab Hoppes on my neck before dates :o


    I have a bore snake for my .22s. It makes a great quick cleaner. But I would use the traditional method on my Rem 700. (Whenever I get it :o )
     
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    Just email George at [email protected] with your mailing addy and he'll get it out to you. Or just call them toll free at (800) 390-1535 and let George/Gary/Brian or Mark know you'd like to get a free sample.
    http://www.weaponshield.com/

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    Wait.... You're supposed to clean your weapons?

    G19: 11,400 rounds since last cleaning or oiling
    G26: 2200 rounds since last cleaning or oiling (well, I wipe the outside of slide off since it's my carry piece)
    AR15: 750 rounds, new, never oiled or cleaned.
    Remington 870 Tactical: 1500 rounds (mostly +8 2 3/4", but about 50 3" magnum 000) since last cleaning/oiling.

    Just get weapons that don't need to be babied :bigok:
     

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