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Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by Sergio Llamas, Oct 9, 2017.
Is there a certain boar snake you use? or is the 9mm pistol snake good enough
Use it its fine
I get the 9mm long bore snakes on ebay. I can get 3 or 4 of them shipped for the price of one here in the US. Same snakes it appears to me.
Yup, that's usually what I use.
Boar snake - is that the same as a hog snake?
Nope! Boar has different plumbing.
Yes, best and easiest way to keep them clean.
I don't do snakes. Seems like more unnecessary cleaning expense. Cheap cleaning kits are how I've always done it. If careful you won't hurt the muzzle.
But. Maybe another reason to go cheap, but maybe not. I shoot a lot of non-gas checked lead. I do push them hard, and sometimes have messes to scrub out of barrels. Messes so stubborn it might kill a brush getting it all. I've done the soak a day, scrub a day, then soak some more days a few times. Does anyone have bore snake experience with heavy leaded bores? I think I've read the snakes do a better job. Maybe I remember snakes made specifically for cleaning lead?
God your old and cheap. Ajole got me using these a few years ago. Snip a few strands and wrap around the bore brush attach to a drill and slowly go down a bore. takes copper and lead out like a charm. they are cheap and last a long time takes rust of of guns with out removing bluing. I have bought 4 and I'm still on the 2nd one.
Why not use some brass or copper wool?
Peace favor your sword,
The one I posted will not leave a film like the brass or copper will. It also will not harm the barrel or finnish
I don't like the idea of forcing the lead out. Since wheel weights disappeared around here I don't have any problems like my WW cast bullets would sometimes cause. I am old school about it. Soaking works with time. Lol And forcing will force the steel to, it can't help but do so. Granted the changes are minor, but with time... Bore snakes are 9 to 15 bucks each. Brushes are a few bucks. I have wrapped a brush or a patch in 0000 steel wool, it does force the lead out. But I hate the feeling of shoving it through a bore. Soaking works.
Huh? Copper and brass are softer than steel.
Peace favor your sword (mobile)
That don't matter. It's abrasive, and introduces stresses, when forced hard enough to actually remove stubborn lead. At the microscopic level you are moving steel, particularly at stress concentration points like rifling land edges. I'm anal about metal. Racing and airplanes go bananas over it. I'd rather let it soak and fall out than force it with metal.