Boresnake as good as rod?


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Skunkabilly
January 12, 2003, 08:44 PM
Can I do away with my rods and just stock Boresnakes?

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Sven
January 12, 2003, 09:07 PM
Couple problems:

1) Doesn't seem to do as good of a job as a rifle brush
2) No way to push a dry patch through at the end (jag style)
3) ?

P95Carry
January 12, 2003, 09:22 PM
Sven has nailed it I think .... I use my 12G snake after a session of trap etc ...... and in shotgun often adequate for a few times but . with the .22 snake and the 30 cal snake ...... it is more of a ''holding'' operation really ... it'll never (IMO) deal with the metal fouling and residual chemicals etc ...... that HAS to be brush with cleaners and always a final patch etc.

Good things to have ''in the field'' tho i think.

cratz2
January 12, 2003, 11:21 PM
I still use a rod on my centerfire rifles every once in a while but haven't used anything but a borebrush and FP10 (or formerly CPL) on any handguns or rimfire rifles in a couple years.

Frohickey
January 13, 2003, 12:12 AM
I think a rod is better than a boresnake. Even if its a multi-sectional rod instead of those Dewey one-piece plastic coated spring steel rods with the friction-reduced ball bearing handle. :D

If you ever have a stuck case, or a stuck bullet, there is no way you can get that out with a boresnake.

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