Boresnake

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by zackthatsit, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. zackthatsit

    zackthatsit New Member

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    So I've heard all the hype about them so I went to get one for my .22 rifle and when I went to pull it through the very beginning part the actually cleans (before the wire) was just a little too big to where it was impossible to pull through and yes It was a .22 snake haha. Has anyone else had this problem or was it just a bad one
     
  2. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    I made a profile just to reply because I had this problem too. I have to wrap the weighted string around my hand a few times to get it to pull through. I've used it a lot and and it's gotten a little easier but it's still a bit tight. I'm not sure of its supposed to be that way in order to get all the crap in your barrel or what. It's a pain but it gets it works.
     

  3. zackthatsit

    zackthatsit New Member

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    I though about cutting a small price of it off but than ran the risk of it tearing
     
  4. nicklarimore

    nicklarimore New Member

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    I have one for my 12 ga and love it. It is difficult though. One thing I'm not sure if it is a .22 rifle or pistol but I do not use them on my rifles; only my shotguns and pistols. I clean my rifles the old fashioned way. ddc4d
     
  5. sbeezy

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    I think you'd be hard pressed to tear it. I also forgot to mention I have two .22lr boresnakes and they're both tough to get through. Have you used it on more than one .22? I run it through my m&p. 15-22 and for some reason it's a tighter fit than my sig 1911-22.
     
  6. zackthatsit

    zackthatsit New Member

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    I've only used it on my henry lever and then returned it after but now I'm wanting to give I another try and it would be mainly use for my 15-22
     
  7. sbeezy

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    Yeah it's weird. When I first got mine I had to double check the box to make sure i got the right one. Like I said, it's a pretty tight fit on the 15-22, but it sure beats using a hundred patches to get your barrel clean. Just pull hard. Lol. I've yet to even come close to breaking mine. They're pretty stretchy.
     
  8. DrumJunkie

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    I have one in 45 and 12 ga. They are a little stiff in the beginning but calm down.
     
  9. pioneer461

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    The whole idea is to be a tight fit. Once it begins to loosen, time to replace it.
     
  10. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    They work OK, but I find I still have to hit the bore with a brush and solvent.
     
  11. dalefan88

    dalefan88 New Member

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    I got two of them. One for my 9mm and 380. Then one for my 22 rifles and handgun. Love them both.
     
  12. hmh

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    Make sure it is not catching on anything.
     
  13. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    Make sure it NEVER gets hung/snagged on the extractor. I learned this one the hard way and had bunch (5-10/25rd mag.) of failure to extracts. Once I finally got it back in place, I've been good to go - no FTEs. :)
     
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  14. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    I should have mentioned that. It's never happened to me but I've read about that being an issue.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Worst thing ever invented for cleaning the barrel. 99% of people never wash them, they just keep using a dirty tool to clean with. I do have a few, but they are cleaned yearly in a washing machine whether used or not. They go in my pack when hunting for emergencies only.
     
  16. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have one for every caliber I own.

    I know a dude that pulled a 30 cal snake through .280 barrel. He said it was tight, but he got R did. :eek:
     
  17. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Get a good cleaning kit!
    If one of them ever comes apart in the bore you will understand quickly!
    And if they are not cleaned completely they are just dragging grit through a good bore!
    Not for me anymore! Just a good coated ball bearing cleaning rod, clean patches, solvent and lube!
    If you like the pull through type get an Otis Kit.
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  18. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    The bore snake is not a great idea for the 22 or any small bore rifle. The nylon rope will actually cut steel. It's difficult to use as bore guide on a small bore. I would just stick to the plain old aluminum cleaning rod for the small bores. At least the barrel is harder than aluminum.