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boresnakes w/ CLP or universal cleaning kit?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by dukefan70, Apr 22, 2009.

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  1. dukefan70

    dukefan70 Member

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    Just have a 20 gauge and .45 for now, but wanted recommendations on boresnake w/ some cleaner-lube-protectant vs. a universal cleaning kit. From what I've seen, the boresnakes are 30 bucks at least and are caliber/gauge specific but are easier. But I can get a universal cleaning kit for 40 bucks. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. chutchis

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    I don't really use my boresnakes for outright cleaning. I use the snakes to do a quick sweep of the barrel right after shooting (gets the big crud out before it hardens) and use the kit to do the real cleaning.
     
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    If you can only get one get the full cleaning kit. Boresnakes are good for in-between, brush-up cleanings or after firing a few shots. But you need the full cleaning kit.
     
  4. mfcmb

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    I use a boresnake (I've found them for less than $20), Eezox (general purpose cleaner, lube, anti-corrosion), gun brushes (nylon and bronze bristles, look like toothbrushes) and cotton cloth pieces (look like pieces of bedsheets).
     
  5. LAK

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    Boresnakes are a handy field option; say on a hunt over several days of more, after each day of shooting.
     
  6. Kingcreek

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    The cost of good maintenence is nothing compared to the cost of neglect.
    Get what you need, get good stuff, use it.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    Get the outers kit first.

    To properly clean copper, lead, & powder fouling out of a barrel, you have to have a cleaning rod & patches & brushes. Brushes can get down in the sharp edges of the rifling groves where a Bore-Snake has never gone.

    So, get a good cleaning kit w/rod first, then a Bore-Snake later when you can afford it.

    They are handy for field use, but are in no way a substitute for a cleaning rod.

    rc
     
  8. GotAmmo!

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    I've seen bore snakes at wally world for less than $14
     
  9. twolf811

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    Use my boresnakes and clp after each range visit.
     
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