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Originally Posted by JonM
cleaning rods over snake. i see the snake as a field expidient type of device. one that is easily tucked into a backpack on a hunting trip not for serious cleaning especially with corrosives.
you get the salts on the snake and your just pulling the salts up and down the bore.
the best way to clean out corrosives is VERY hot but not boiling water a little bit of soap in a buck stick the muzzle in the soapy water pull rod back and forth with a soft nylon brush or a worn or undersized bore brush. this will pull the hot soapy water up into the bore washing out the salts. the heat makes it dry instantly without rust.
then run some dry patches and clean as normal with a proper brush solvent and oil.
The Snake is something you use when you can't do it correctly.
The soapy water technique reminds of black powder shooting. Should be effective though.
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