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Bore Snake and a 32" barrel?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Tallinar, Jul 13, 2010.

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  1. Tallinar

    Tallinar Member

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    I've been using the pistol-sized bore snakes for my revolvers and short-barreled pistol caliber carbines for a few years, and I really like them.

    However, I'm going to be getting my hands on a rifle with a 32" barrel, and was wondering if the cord on the rifle-sized bore snake would be long enough to drop through the barrel so I can pull it through from the other end. I am having trouble finding cord measurements for these online.

    Could anyone speak to that? Perhaps someone has one and could measure the cord. The one I would be using is for a .458 rifle (.45-70).

    Thanks!
     
  2. highorder

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    I have a .22lr (green rifle length) boresnake laid out on the floor.

    It's 69" overall, with 40" of 550 cord and 29" of mop.
     
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  3. Tallinar

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    Awesome. Should be plenty long then. Thanks a lot!
     
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    I have 32" barrels on my shotguns - the cords drop a good way past the muzzle
     
  5. Maverick223

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    My .45cal bore snake is more than enough to accommodate that 32in. bore.

    :)
     
  6. gb0399

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    If it's not long enough cut it and tie in a piece of gutted parachute cord.
     
  7. Maverick223

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    While it is probably more than strong enough, the strength is in the "guts". I would keep the cores just in case, it would be a PITA to retrieve if it broke half-way through.

    :)
     
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