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Bore Snake without a brush?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by NY Yankee, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. NY Yankee

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    I'm looking for a pull through that I can use to just wipe out and oil the bores of rifles and shotguns. These are already clean, just want to oil them without getting out the rods, tips and patches. Do you make your own?
     
  2. Cokeman

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    I want one too.
     
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  4. George P

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    The brush is minimal anyway. Remember to put a piece of paracord or similar on the loop end so you can pull it back when (not it) the regular pull cord breaks
     
  5. NY Yankee

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    So Im in the laundry room emptying the dryer with the topic of a bore snake still fresh in my mind. I start gathering socks and find one of my cotton work socks has several holes in it. ( a good name brand that is fairly new too!) After seeing this and letting it sink in, it hits me. Tie a 4 foot piece of 550 cord in the center crossways and a small brass washer on the end. Spray it down with your fav gun oil and PRESTO! 12 ga shotgun oiler! I know I have a ton of t-shirt cloth to use as well. Still, it would be nice to be able to just buy a professional one.
     
  6. Bwana John

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    You must have a pretty long barrel for that to be needed, my (rifle lenght?) boresnakes are longer than 29" not counting the pullcord. Yes, I have had one break, and I've got one that is frayed, but one end or another is still accessible to remove it with, if (and when) the pullcord breaks.

    Do they make pistol lenght boresnakes? If so having it break off in a rifle barrel without being able to grasp one end or the other would make things "intresting".
     
  7. George P

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    Mine are not that long; and if it happens in a 12 gauge, that isn't the end of the world, but have it happen in a 22 bore and you'd change your mind.
     
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    just cut the bronze bristles off with some diagonal cutters
     
  9. MikeInOr

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    Just push the weave of the boresnake together to make an opening and pull the brush out. It takes a bit of work but it is doable.
     
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    I havent bought actual gun cleaning tools in over a decade. Just got no use for them, still buy hoppes and clp but other than that its copper chore boy, wooden dowel and paracord with a bit of old teeshirt tied on and q tips. This stuff costs next to nothing and is all anyone would ever need. Im by no means "cheap" but i used around the house items when my regular gun cleaning stuff failed and have never found a reason to buy any of it again.
     
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