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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2022 12:24 am 
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Because "you can't push a pull through" it it brakes?
Ok Hack!
Tie a length of thinish sturdy thread to the mysterious "loop" at the end of the BoreSnake. Make it a bit longer than the longest bore & action you'll use it on.
If you do jam or break just pull that sucker out backwards!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:44 pm 
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I'm still sober,,,

what is the issue?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:23 pm 
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People saying if they jam & break you're screwed because you can't push it out.
Probably not, but at last you can try to pull it out which should work much better!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:39 pm 
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lyman1903 wrote:
I'm still sober,,,

what is the issue?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:31 pm 
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JPLee wrote:
People saying if they jam & break you're screwed because you can't push it out.
Probably not, but at last you can try to pull it out which should work much better!


That would likely depend on how tight the bronze brush fits in the bore. We all know the brush bristles point the opposite direction the snake is pulled. And the tighter the brush fits, the more rearward angle the bristles have. So, this would effectively keep the snake from being pulled backwards as it would cause the bristles to anchor themselves.

Yeah, I'm sober.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:35 pm 
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Good point! I hadn't though of that!
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I'll leave it there though, because the worst it does is nothing, & it might be helpful one day.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:21 pm 
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im just past sober but i dont see the issue either - never had a bore snake break yet , have them in the kit with most all my firearms save the collectibles - i also have a rod in case but only had to use it once in the last 25 years and that was on someone else's gun , one pull thru and off we go - im not a heavy cleaner , but i dont shoot anything a lot except my cowboy guns - those we shoot till they quit or break , i shhot smokeless and ive only had issues with high primers and long OAL reloads thus far ...and only a few ,

oh , and ill add i load light cowboy loads in my working guns , i use factory loads in my trap and sporting clays but ive not had an issue with them either ,


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:53 pm 
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I haven't either, but some go on about stuck / snapped bore snakes so I figured I'd post a possible aid if it happens.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:12 am 
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ill guess its a proactive post as ive never heard of one breaking when properly used , but then it is an interesting "what if ?" and well worth discussing ,


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lyman1903 wrote:
I'm still sober,,,

what is the issue?

That may be the issue: state of sobriety. Once upon a time I and a buddy decided to clean my 870 barrel after consuming quite a bit of Arkansas' own private brand of moonshine, and then using the same moonshine for the barrel. Hey, why not? I managed to drop the breech end of the barrel on my foot, which we both thought was funny as hell.

So, I could understand how one, when it is a bit wet out, might try to make a bore snake for a 44 fit in a 223 barrel - all's just fine until you get past the end of the string, eh? Probably depends upon your BAC level at the time.


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JJames wrote:
lyman1903 wrote:
I'm still sober,,,

what is the issue?

That may be the issue: state of sobriety. Once upon a time I and a buddy decided to clean my 870 barrel after consuming quite a bit of Arkansas' own private brand of moonshine, and then using the same moonshine for the barrel. Hey, why not? I managed to drop the breech end of the barrel on my foot, which we both thought was funny as hell.

So, I could understand how one, when it is a bit wet out, might try to make a bore snake for a 44 fit in a 223 barrel - all's just fine until you get past the end of the string, eh? Probably depends upon your BAC level at the time.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 6:01 pm 
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Iraq, 2004, Sp/4 broke his bore snake in his M4 and was
now in a world of hurt. Not an issue item for maintenance
and guess what ...there is a solid reason for that. Just what
one needs in a combat zone, you're weapon Tango Uniform
because you drank the bore snake Kool Aid. Hey...I use a Otis pull
thru cable and have no drama. Recommend you do likewise but
life is about choices and SMART CHOICES make a difference :grin: .


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:11 am 
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ive used the otis kit , im still a fan of the bore snake - if you pull it back it retracts and comes loose , if you push it in it expands , i only think i have one bore thats long enough to be a concern - my sharps , but i doubt its even longer than the snake that fits it -- 410/45


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