Boresnake hard to pull through .22 Henry


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Nico Testosteros
December 17, 2009, 07:45 PM
I have a .22lr Henry lever action that my mother in law gave me for Christmas.
I bought a boresnake to run through it but man, it seems real hard to do. Harder than it should and so I haven't used it.
I can probably physically do it I'm big and strong but I don't want it to break and get stuck in the barrel.

Is such resistance to being pulled through normal for a boresnake? Any tips, tricks I need to know?

TIA,

Nico

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wishin
December 17, 2009, 07:50 PM
Could be a mis-packaged snake, but they do pull hard!

JDGray
December 17, 2009, 07:50 PM
The first pass on a dirty barrel is hard to pull, but gets easier on the 2nd pass, and so on. I run mine dry, and have never broke one.

Big Russ
December 17, 2009, 08:47 PM
Mine's hard to pull on my .22 as well, I always figured it was actually cleaning when it acted like that.

Avenger29
December 17, 2009, 08:49 PM
Both of my .22 boresnakes are difficult to pull through all of my .22 rifles and pistols. Believe me, the first couple of times I wondered if the snake was stuck or oversized, but apparently not.

ghitch75
December 17, 2009, 09:05 PM
my henry 22mag,22pump,22bolt,10/22 and 10/17 is hard to pull when dirty then as said above it gets easier when it gets cleaner.....30cal's are not to bad...

oneounceload
December 17, 2009, 09:08 PM
the smaller the bore, the harder they are to pull.

I drop the lead string through and place my foot over it and pull the gun up. If it is still too hard, I wrap the lead string around something like my workbench support and then pull - it doesn't hurt the hand that way

Publius1688
December 17, 2009, 10:23 PM
+1 to the other guys.
You've got a heck of a mother in law!

Nico Testosteros
December 21, 2009, 03:32 PM
I sure do! She's very generous.
She gave me a Remington 1100 in 20 gauge last year.

This year, my wife gave me a Remington 700 CDL in .270.

And thanks everyone for responding. I won't be afraid to use my boresnake now.

I'm gonna take the Henry and the .270 to the range Wednesday.
Hope to take a deer or two over the holiday and gotta get the .270 sighted in.

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