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Boresnake as good as rod?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by BerettaNut92, Jan 12, 2003.

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  1. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Member

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    Can I do away with my rods and just stock Boresnakes?
     
  2. Sven

    Sven Senior Member

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    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) ?
     
  3. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    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.
     
  4. cratz2

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    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.
     
  5. Frohickey

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    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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