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How do you clean your bore snake?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sshotshell, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. sshotshell

    sshotshell Member

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    What's the best way to clean a "bore snake"?
     
  2. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

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    Hot water and soap in a bucket. Cleans it up real nice and then hand it out to dry.

    Kevin
     
  3. Traders

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    I throw it in the washing machine when my wife is washing dark clothes and she isn't looking.
     
  4. paul7177

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    I use a mesh laundry bag and it goes in the washing machine.
     
  5. wayneo

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    Bucket with Dawn dish soap and water first, then in the washing machine inside a laundry bag. I'll do 3 or 4 at a time. Not you're wifes bag either, go buy you're own.

    My buddy uses the top rack of his dish washer.


    Wayne
     
  6. 635 G

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    In a plastic bottle with some castrol super clean, shake it real good,let it stand over night 7 rinse with warm water

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  7. Oregunner

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    I waited too long to wash mine and it never did come out clean. I bought a new one and now run an oily patch over the front of it, the first time through the barrel each time. Mark
     
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    small bucket with simple green and hot water. slosh around, let it soak, slosh around some more. rinse...... repeat. spin (with your hands) dry and then hang over night to dry. looks new.
     
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    When I'm in the shower ; ))
     
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    Very hot water & OxiClean.
     
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    for ten bucks, i thought they were disposable. my question to you is this: is a rejuvenated bore snake just as good as a brand new bore snake? i think they get funky and weak and need to be replaced over time. it's kind of like having to replace your favorite parachute. know what i mean?
     
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    I take em to the laundromat with my greasy overalls and work gloves and sneakers that stepped in crap etc etc. I spray everything in superclean first then choose hot water, add wisk , put the quarters in the slot and hit the button. Keeps peace in the family if you know what I mean.
     
  13. wayneo

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    Where do get a Bore-Snake for $10.00?

    Wayne
     
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    Oxi Clean and Dawn dish liquid.
     
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    Clean it?
     
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    brakleen
     
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    $9.95 and an excursion to Cabela's

    Chuck
     
  18. ismah

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    Put a cleaning Patch on your Snake before using it to clean your barrel. Get a regular shotgun patch, Poke a hole in its center, run it down the line to the snake and pull the whole shebang thru your bore. Throw patch away. Saves a lot of cleaning. Bill B
     
  19. Dirtyharry357Mag

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    Car wash, When i wash the floor mats, Take it out of the bore first!!!
     
  20. likes-to-shoot

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    Dish soap in the kitchen sink and a stiff brush.

    Chuckie...Next time your going Cablea's let me know and I'll send you the money for 10 of those 12 guage bore snakes at that price. I was at Cabela's im Minnasota and couldn't find the ones for 9.95. Found some for 19.95 but I'm sure they arn't the same.
     
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