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Old 08-31-2017, 09:25 PM
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Bore snakes - yes

Dr. Pepper - YES!! Prune juice? NO

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Clean a .22 r.f. firearm????

NO!

Unless accuracy falls off or it somehow gets grit in the bore, or moisture like

hunting in rain or snow.

Otherwise no.

But when I must I used a Bore Snake.

I use a Bore snake on center fire rifles.

Dr. Pepper????????? ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Carbonated cough syrup.

American beer?

NO!

Canadian or other imported beers? Yes.

My old friend Massad Ayoob got me hooked on Heineken.
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Someone should tell the benchrest shooters they're wrong and should stop their constant cleaning.

Someone should tell the beer experts that Boston Lager is not good. ...
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:38 PM
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When I need to clean my RFs I just pour some Fosters down the barrel and let it eat out any crud. I did forget once and let it sit overnight, next day I had .32 rimfire. Good part is it's cheaper than Hopies#9 though more toxic. Cleaning is way overrated.
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The act of burning gunpowder in a barrel under pressure creates moisture that shouldnít be allowed to remain.


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Bore snake Yes. Went to the range and shot 250 rounds through my Tikka T1X 17hmr and 250 through my Browning T-Bolt. Used Tipton cleaning kit on Tbolt with nylon brush and cleaned barrel. Ran a new Hopps Boresnake through my Tikka Barrel one pass while lightly oiling the snake in front of the cleaning brushes. Ran a wet patch through the barrel to see how good of a job it did and the patch came out as clean as it did with a step by step Tipton rod and nylon brush cleaning. It was a very easy comparison test to do so for now I am using the Boresnake. By the way the new Tikka T1X seems to be a real shooter. Shot 5 different types of ammo at 100 yards and so far the group sizes with 5 shots are ranging from .4-1" in size. Rifle is new but so far the A17 and CCI 17gr TNT are consistently shooting .5" groups

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Used to, now I donít, cause I gotta Dr G kit! what I didnít like Obote them is that often I was dragging it at an angle eithe across the crown or the chamber to get it out.
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You can clean a rimfire???!???


Well,

I clean everything from my M38/46 DsHK, M2HB, 1919A4, MG42, all my precision rifles, AK, AR, pistols, Henry rifles, and some expensive classic weapons with bore snakes. I've used them in combat during 5 tours in Iraq, and never have a cleanliness issue after using them or a weapon not firing in a combat situation after cleaning with one.

I trust my life to the cleaning of my combat weapon to a bore snake. What more can be said?

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often I was dragging it at an angle eithe across the crown or the chamber to get it out.
Hmmm, smart arse comment about your snake self deleted
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I removed the brushes from all of my BoreSnakes because there are just too many horror stories about the cord breaking and the snake becoming stuck in the barrel. It's a potential hassle I just don't need. That said, I used to use my BoreSnakes at the range but nowadays, I prefer to wait until I get home and give my guns a proper cleaning.

As for Dr. Pepper, I don't drink soft drinks (or hard drinks, for that matter) anymore but even when I did, I never could stand the taste of Dr. Pepper.

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Just buy a “PatchWorm”
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Yes..I definitely use a bore snake.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:36 PM
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Have used them for years and never had a problem. As to those that say they wear out the crown, That is just a rumor started with no proof. How long do you think it would take to wear meatal by pulling a cloth over/thru it.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:52 PM
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You can wear through steel with rope, especially rope impregnated with grit (crushed glass in the priming compound.) Doesn't stop me from using bore snakes but I'm pretty particular about pulling them straight up and out of the bore and not lapping the sides of the crown with it. Washing them once in awhile is a good idea too.

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