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Offline notlob

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Boresnake Gun Cleaner
« on: January 22, 2012, 01:34:42 AM »

Has anyone used a boresnake gun cleaner on their air rifle?

Are they anygood?

Would you recommend them?


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Re: Boresnake Gun Cleaner
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012, 01:40:48 AM »
Avoid the ones with a wire brush in them, personally all I use is a pull through of 50lb fishing line with a material patch when needed, that's not often though.
If you're using good quality, clean pellets you won't be cleaning very often, only when the groups start opening up.
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Re: Boresnake Gun Cleaner
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 12:19:39 PM »
Same as what Timmy said.....a pull through and a patch ONLY when/if accuracy goes off.

I use a plastic coated steel wire pull through from Sandwell Field came as a complete set...Nicely turned wooden handled pull through, a bottle of Lubro-Teknics bore cleaner, and a box of patches.

So first recommendation goes to a pull through and patch, as when the patch gets dirty, you throw it away, and used a clean can't do that with a bore-snake, can ya?  All you will be doing at best is re-pullling the crap you have just removed back through the barrel, unless you washed the snake after every single pass down the bore.

Last, and possibly most importantly, those wire-brushed bore snakes will rip the (barrel fitted) breech seal of a PCP to shreds, but would be OK for PCP rifles with the seal on the probe, and for springers too.

hth, Gareth.