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Old 07-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #11
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I have a bore snake for every caliber of gun I own and love them. My opinion is they clean far better than the standard rod and do so in about 1/4 the time. Small enough to keep in any size range bag too. If they get dirty I just soak it in rubbing alcohol overnight and it's almost like new.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:57 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ScottA View Post
I've used one on my Model 17, 10 shot revolver for years. No complaints.

You sound like some old codger griping about the internet just being another fad.
What does the Internet have to do with Bore Snakes? If you like these things go for it. They are what they are, nothing more than a quick and dirty way around doing something that has been done for decades successfully by other means. Where is the advantage, if it is one, beyond that?

I'm just telling you what I've seen happen with them, that has swayed me from their purchase. Yes, they're a fad, nothing more. They will not replace cleaning rods like DVD's have replaced VHS. I'd love to see you post a video of yourself fumbling around with that thing through 10 chambers and a barrel.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:10 AM   #13
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They're the greatest thing since sliced bread. They store compact (hell you can throw it in your pocket), don't bend like rods, clean much better and a hell of a lot quicker too. I have one for each caliber as well. I wouldn't use anything else. The last time I used a cleaning rod was to push out a lodged cartridge.

I don't know anyone who uses anything else.
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