Cleaning Rod or Bore Snake???

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Dubar, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Cleaning Rod

    9 vote(s)
  2. Bore Snake

    14 vote(s)
  3. Multi-Piece Rod

    10 vote(s)
  4. Single-Piece Rod

    8 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SEP

    SEP SEP Board Member

    Our training unit at my agency uses tube ore snake on our duty and training pistols. That got me interested enough I purchased one for every caliber I currently own.
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  2. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    Dragging up an old topic.

    I was cleaning one of my rifles the other day and noticed the bronze(?) bore brush I was using is worn out, and so are most of the others I have. So I jotted down what calibers I have:

    6.5mm (.26")
    7.62mm (.30")
    7.92mm (.31")
    9mm (.35")

    I haven't seen any bore brushes for strictly mm sizes so I guess I need to get the ones in inches that are close to the mm I need.

    So, I figure I need 22, 30, 32, 38, and 45. Seems like those 5 would cover everything, or can I get away with even less and just buy 3-4 of each size I really need? I have a couple of bore snakes, 22 and 30 cal. Seems as if every time I go looking for other sizes they're OOS.
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  3. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Yes, many overlap. 30/32/8mm, 38/380/9mm, and a few others.

    But....Really? No metrics?


    9 mm
    6.5 mm Nylon...
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2020
  4. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    Didn't say there weren't any, just that I haven't been able to put my hands on any.
  5. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

    NE Utah
    Your Google-Fu is weak, grasshopper.:D
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  6. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    I think I’m still a little gun shy about ordering from Amazon, but I have ordered a couple of Christmas gifts from them with no problems.

    Actually, everything’s been fine the past 2 weeks with UPS, FedEx, and USPS, as well as Amazon.
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