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Posted: 1/9/2003 7:34:29 PM EDT
How many of you use a bore snake to clean your AR-15. It seems like a good fast way to do the job. Or is it a short cut that should not be taken?
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 7:36:57 PM EDT
I'm very happy with boresnakes. I think they're the best thing since sliced bread[^]
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 7:40:48 PM EDT
The boresnake is great because it is fast and convenient.  I save it for just range use, though.  I keep an Otis kit for thorough cleanings.  The boresnake makes a great complement for a full cleaning kit.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:39:36 PM EDT
I love my boresnake. It makes the trip to the range much better. Great invention. I have one for my Mosin-nagant as well. Get one, you wont regret it.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 11:19:37 PM EDT
Yep, great invention.  Just be sure to get the one w/ the bronze bristles woven into it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 2:41:05 AM EDT
I just got my .22 bore snake yesterday.  Works great.  Fired about 160 rounds and a couple passes with the boresnake and the bore is shiny again.  Been using the .30 bore snake a lot in Mosin Nagant, Garands, AK's, and a .308 Mauser action.  Makes cleaning a lot easier.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 5:51:38 AM EDT
I like a boresnake for a quick pass at the range. I use my Dewey rod when I get home for a thorough cleaning.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:15:15 AM EDT
Bore-Snakes are great for a quickie clean at the range. If you run a patch thru the firearm after you use the bore-snake you will see a lot of residue left in the barrel. Used one for my 10-22 for years and could not figure out why the accuracy went out the window. Cleaned the rifle the old fashion way and its back on where I like it.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:18:12 AM EDT
It's a quick way to remove a little bit of crap from the barrel.  To remove the copper fouling, etc. you have to clean it properly.  As the saying goes, there ain't no free lunch!
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