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Old 07-25-2013, 03:55 AM   #1
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This is, no doubt, a silly question... I have been cleaning my Henry Big Boy 45LC in the standard way with brush and patches.
Bought a bore snake, and the directions mention no solvent. These things aren't used DRY, are they?


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Old 07-25-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
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I have used mine dry and with cleaning solvent. Whichever way you want to use it is fine. Just wash it and let it dry and you are good to go for the next cleaning.


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Thanks! Got the bore snake because the Henry has a pretty tight seal on the chamber, not much dirt accumulates other than in the barrel. Complete strip & clean each time seemed like I'd be causing excess wear. So, I'm thinking snake after each shooting session and full clean every 200 shots or so. If I'm thinking wrong, someone correct me please!
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Thanks! Got the bore snake because the Henry has a pretty tight seal on the chamber, not much dirt accumulates other than in the barrel. Complete strip & clean each time seemed like I'd be causing excess wear. So, I'm thinking snake after each shooting session and full clean every 200 shots or so. If I'm thinking wrong, someone correct me please!
That's pretty much what I do with my .243, I don't think I've REALLY cleaned it in a few months. I also doing take very manny rounds with my for it though so I don't really need a major clean after each shoot.
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I love me some bore snakes, handy little tool to have...

I'll always leave a thin coat of oil in the bbl after cleaning so before I use the gun again, I'll dry it out with a boresnake...with the wire brush taken out...so yes, sometimes I use it dry...

I still prefer the rod and patch/mop/brush system for deep cleaning but for a quickie I dab a little oil on my snake<---(Free Freudian slip for the next one in this thread...)
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Bore snakes cleaning your barrel with a dirty towel. I would get an otis cleaning system over pulling a dirty rag through my gun. The main reason while I will never use them is what to you think happens when a cloth coated in dirt, copper, powder, carbon gets pulled through your chamber? It scrapes that stuff off in the chamber. I have high quality rifles and use high quality products to clean them.
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I will use a "Clean" bore snake out in the field while hunting just to clear the bore of any dirt/dust from walking through the thick brush,etc. But that is the only use I have for them.
For cleaning any rifle,I will only use the original method-Rod/Patches/Solvent/Oil.
For clearing a bore of unwanted particles in the field,a bore snake works great.
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I have one for my rim fires and use the hell out of it. For the most part it will do more than enough to keep it running just fine. It's about as close as my 22's get to a cleaning till they get around 1K rounds through them. Then I'll take them down and clean them.

The method seems to work pretty well. I can hit pretty much anything I'm aiming at out to a little over 100 yds. And all but one of my 22's has untold thousands of rounds of bulk ammo spit out of it. Figure it it keeps me hitting golf ball targets at that range I'm in pretty good shape
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I usually put a few drops of ballistol on mine
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I put a patch with solvent on the end


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