Originally Posted by cpttango30
Look how many times will you run a dirty patch down your bore? NEVER. You use a patch and throw it away. Why on earth would you run a dirty bore snake down your barrel?
Bore snakes are for people who are too lazy to clean a gun the right way. If you are that lazy why even shoot.
Sorry I can't stand by and let this go on.
BAN BORE SNAKES.
snakes work fine. a bore doesnt have to be spotless and eaten off of to be clean. most of us are not anal retentive benchrest shooters who clean a weapon for an hour after each shot. bore snakes work best when combined with one piece rods and regular brushes. they do most of the work loosening the crud so one or two swipes with a patch gets it all clean.
you buy a new brush each time you use one for every swipe in the barrel with a brush?? they get just as dirty or do you clean each bristle after ever swipe??
its a tool like any other proper use for what it is designed for.
me i dont like sitting there swabbing a barrel with patch after patch when i can run a solvent patch let it sit then run a snake through 3 or 4 times then a patch and i got a clean barrel.
saves on patch use and like all things they cost money. savings in using a snake to knock stuff loose over time is hefty as i used to go through bags and bags of cleaning patches. now its like a year or more between bags where i used to buy 30 or 40 bags a year. snakes worthless?? no not by any stretch.