Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Bore Snake

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-25-2013, 03:55 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 15
Liked 9 Times on 4 Posts

Default Bore Snake

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?



__________________
JLRTech is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-25-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bamashooter68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: cullman,alabama
Posts: 597
Liked 180 Times on 128 Posts
Likes Given: 129

Default

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.



__________________
bamashooter68 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 15
Liked 9 Times on 4 Posts

Default

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!

__________________
JLRTech is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kaido's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,716
Liked 344 Times on 220 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JLRTech
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.
__________________
kaido is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
vincent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mid-Atlantic NC
Posts: 4,122
Liked 1957 Times on 1030 Posts
Likes Given: 4286

Default

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...)

__________________
Member NRA, GOA, GRNC, SAF, NAGR

Proud Supporter of USA Shooting
vincent is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 01:34 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: nowhere,that other state
Posts: 944
Liked 319 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 399

Default

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.

__________________
gunnut07 is offline  
Txhillbilly Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 02:15 AM   #7
Crazy Azz Redneck
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,480
Liked 1150 Times on 663 Posts
Likes Given: 552

Default

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.

__________________

Lifetime Member-
NRA
Texas State Rifle Association
North American Hunting Club

Txhillbilly is offline  
gunnut07 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 02:30 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrumJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Here in the holler....
Posts: 4,823
Liked 1616 Times on 944 Posts
Likes Given: 1894

Default

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

__________________

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

DrumJunkie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 03:25 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gh0zt36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Micco,Florida
Posts: 1,467
Liked 258 Times on 178 Posts
Likes Given: 363

Default

I usually put a few drops of ballistol on mine

__________________

" Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. " - Benjamin Franklin

Gh0zt36 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 03:30 AM   #10
hmh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hmh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 609
Liked 140 Times on 96 Posts

Default

I put a patch with solvent on the end



__________________
hmh is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Hoppes bore snake 44magmike Firearm Accessories & Gear 12 08-19-2012 06:10 AM
Should I oil my bore snake? warhawk77 General Rifle Discussion 6 09-02-2011 02:58 AM
Bore snake size for 7.62x54r ??? NC1760 General Rifle Discussion 4 07-19-2011 06:38 PM
SKS Bore Snake and Cleaning Brush MEK37 AK & SKS Discussion 2 05-14-2010 02:50 PM
Bore snake vs. rod and tips lonyaeger General Handgun Discussion 11 10-16-2009 02:11 AM



Newest Threads