Saturday, June 28, 2008

Late To The Party

Took a Bore Snake to my little Glenfield Model 60 yesterday, and oh boy did it make clean up a breeze. Why did I wait so ling before trying it? Cussedness most likely. Now, however, I'll never be without one - it's a very handy dingus.

6 comments:

Mike W. said...

I LOVE boresnakes. I know they don't get things as clean as patches but they certainly speed up the cleaning process.

Shrugged says: said...

Guess I oughta break down and buy a few.

Funny thing is..... bore snakes are nothing more than fancified military pull through bore cleaners....

I shoot a lot of corrosive though, and that demands clean patches to get rid of the salts.

Still..... I oughta have a few (g).

Mike said...

I think you're right, I remember seeing similar items on the mil-surp tables at gun shows. Maybe I should have bought some at the time - probably rare and expensive collectors items by now. Oh well...

The other great thing about them is they let you clean a revolver barrel from the breech end instead of having to risk messing up the crown.

TJH said...

Maybe the secret to the Bore Snake is that it works better on smaller bores?

I had a .357 BS, and all it did was the equivalent of three brush strokes in the bore... on account of the fact that it contained three brass brushes. The rest of the plastic knit just stretches lengthwise, reducing its diameter and not making contact with the bore. Pretty expensive and useless if you ask me. I'd bet the old improvised military knots-in-a-bootlace would work better.

I gave it to me brother, who now accuses me of being a "communist" for not liking Bore Snakes.

Tam said...

I was very resistant to bore snakes too. They seemed too... too... easy. That couldn't be right.

Mikee said...

Easy, yes, but they wear out too darn quickly in use, versus the price to buy one.

I love my 22LR bore snake, use it on both rifles and pistols, and it has lasted longer than my larger caliber ones.

So maybe more brushes per snake in the larger calibers would be an improvement the company could consider? Or some way to make refillable brushes on the snake?