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Old 10-29-2017, 04:20 PM   #1
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shotgun cleaning snakes for 12 gauge shotguns

I always clean my shotguns with cleaning patches and gun oil. Noticed one person at the range was using a snake to clean his shotgun. Seems to me it would be good for first time use then additional cleanings would be completed with a "snake" that would not be clean.
Wanted others opinions about cleaning snakes.
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:24 PM   #2
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Good for a quick cleaning; they can be cleaned with a jug of warm water.some Dawn and some shaking. If the barrel is chrome lined, it doesn't make it that much of a chore.
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Thank you for the information
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Bore Snakes work great. Use them all the time. Check out the Tico Tool too.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:08 PM   #5
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The Tico Tool really surprised me with how well it works, especially on a still-warm barrel. That, or a BoreSnake, I use for routine quick maintenance. Over the winter, all the smoothbores get a deep barrel cleaning with a good brush and an electric drill.
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I like to run a Bore snake through a warm bore directly after shooting. This cleans out a lot of junk so it takes a lot less patches when you get home and can do a proper job of it.
Tie on a tail made from paracord onto your snake so if the pull through breaks off inside the barrel, at least you can back it out.
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Originally Posted by John Joseph View Post
I like to run a Bore snake through a warm bore directly after shooting. This cleans out a lot of junk so it takes a lot less patches when you get home and can do a proper job of it.
Tie on a tail made from paracord onto your snake so if the pull through breaks off inside the barrel, at least you can back it out.
+1000. If you have ever seen one stuck in the bore with a broken cord, and what a job it can be to remove it, you will know why.
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The worst cases of stuck bore snakes are .22lr and .223 barrels - the smaller the diameter, the harder it seems to be.
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
The worst cases of stuck bore snakes are .22lr and .223 barrels - the smaller the diameter, the harder it seems to be.
That's the truth! 204 is rough too.

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we clean our bore snakes by putting them in a zipper pillow case and washing them in the clothes washer (on gentle). They come out clean and smelling fresh. we hang them outside to dry and run and empty load thru the washer to get rid of any oil residue so it won't get on our clothes.
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