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Posted: 8/23/2003 6:47:45 PM EDT
My friend just bought a bore snake for his Mosin Nagant M44 carbine. I'm trying to tell him that the bore snake is something that you use for at the shooting range or the field, but you still need to clean with the rod and patches when you get home. He won't believe me. What do you guys think?
Link Posted: 8/23/2003 8:24:34 PM EDT
He'll find out.
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 6:44:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Meplat:
He'll find out.



Yup, and pretty soon too.
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 10:14:45 AM EDT
Unless he's soaking the bore snake in Windex he won't have any bore left!
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 2:09:48 PM EDT
He doesn't shoot corrosive ammo, just Wolf or Olympic. Now he is saying, "I never said that I didn't need the rod and patches after I got home!!" Oh boy, he just can't admit that he was wrong I guess.
Link Posted: 8/24/2003 8:44:33 PM EDT
Hickboy- Either way, you've saved a rifle from a slow death..

Good job.


Meplat-
Link Posted: 8/25/2003 3:46:34 AM EDT
Unless you shoot corrosive primers a bore snake will do fine. The only reason to scrub the bore is to get rid of copper plating over corrosive salts. With no corrosive salts it's not necessary to get rid of the copper, it's self limiting.

Get up over 10,000 rounds and you may have to scrub the barrel though.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 8/25/2003 11:50:18 AM EDT
Meplat, thank you . Chuck, you should see the bore of this rifle. It is sick!! Unbelievable amounts of copper. He just bought a bottle of Sweet's (I didn't know this until yesterday) and he says he is getting patch after patch of blue. He says it won't stop comming. I made sure he cleaned all of his cleaning equipment after exposing it to Sweets. I'm going to have to see what I can do with it...
Link Posted: 9/7/2003 12:39:32 AM EDT
I use the bore snake AFTER the rod & patches. After about 4 or so patches comming out ever-so-slightly dirty I abandon the rod in frustration to the snake.
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