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Is a bore guide really nessisary?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Fatelvis, Jan 2, 2004.

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  1. Fatelvis

    Fatelvis Member

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    For a bolt action, if you already clean the bore from the breech end, is a bore guide nessisary? I thought is was just to protect the action from solvent/oil.
     
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    I never use one, but I'm also very careful during insertion and my CLP (FP-10) won't hurt anything on the gun.
     
  3. Abenaki

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    Bore guildes are a good thing. Ask the guys that shoot benchrest rifles.
    With out a bore guild you can damage the rifling where it starts in the chamber. It also helps to center the cleaning rod in the bore....it is possible to damage the full length of the bore with out a bore guild.

    Do most people use them? No.

    Abenaki
     
  4. Smoke

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    If I had 4 figures or more in a benchrest gun that I competed with...yes.

    In my knock around hunting guns.....um, no.

    Then again, it depends on how anal you are. :D :neener:

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    One wise head suggested a bore guide will concentrate wear on a particular spot in the throat - especially with a monte carlo or other high comb setup that might bend the rod consistently or when the handle hits the butt. Something to think about.
    Then again I do tend to use bore guides myself.
     
  6. ocabj

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    I'd recommend using the bore guide, especially if you don't use a coated rod like a Dewey.
     
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