Bore Snakes

Fishkiller

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That reminds me I need to get one for the 5.56. I use them and me like em
 

NWFA

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I like bore snakes for long guns. Gets the job done and cuts down on a lot of changing out the rod tips. If you have a longer bore, it’s great. Much more efficient process. Just like anything, it has its limitation and can’t clean everything. I still have to scrub my handguns with some old toothbrush.
 

Txhillbilly

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Bore snakes are good for out in the field cleaning, but that's about it.
After the first pass, all you're doing is dragging a dirty rag back through your bore.

Would you just change the oil filter on an engine without changing the oil? Same thing with a Bore Snake.
 

studenygreg

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I occasionally use them but they don't do a great job

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AKM47

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Just started wondering...

To get a solid/tight fit in the bore, would using a 6mm bore snake in a 556 work
 

Dawico

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Just started wondering...

To get a solid/tight fit in the bore, would using a 6mm bore snake in a 556 work
It depends. On the smaller calibers the brass end is a tight fit.

Just get one for your caliber and it will be fine.

I love them personally.
 

robertc1024

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Just started wondering...

To get a solid/tight fit in the bore, would using a 6mm bore snake in a 556 work
I'd say no on that. I have several different diameters for different caliber sizes and the .22 cal one is a bear to get through a barrel.
 

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