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What Is A Bore Snake?

A bore snake is simply a long piece of specially designed "cleaning floss" that is pulled through the barrel of a gun. It is more effective than cleaning patches because the entire length of the snake rubs along and cleans the inside of the barrel as compared to the small surface area of a cleaning patch. It is said a boresnake has 160 times more cleaning area than a standard patch. In addition to that, it contains an integrated bronze brush to loosen fouling and lead deposits.

Some people wet the front portion of the boresnake with cleaning solvent to aid in the loosening and removal of carbon buildup. Others soak the end with gun oil to coat the inside of the barrel after it is cleaned. One pass with a boresnake is sufficient to clean most barrels. If it gets dirty, just wash it and reuse it. Boresnakes are made of woven cotton and are very durable.

 

How to Shoot Fast & Accurately  

The Gun Digest Book Of Concealed Carry

 

See also Hoppe's BoreSnake Review.

 

   

 

Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)

 

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