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Wondering if any of you shooters have used a Hoppes Bore Snake to clean their 700. I use them on my Glock 22, M&P .40, and my .38 special pistols. Never used one in a rifle looking for opinions, thank you!
 

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remington70023 said:
Wondering if any of you shooters have used a Hoppes Bore Snake to clean their 700. I use them on my Glock 22, M&P .40, and my .38 special pistols. Never used one in a rifle looking for opinions, thank you!
Don't know a thing about the Bore Snake but beware of flexible, pull-through type products. These tools-on-a-cord things have been known to wear grooves in the muzzles of rifles. I like the cleaning rod from the breach option. Can't hurt anything that way unless through very rough handling. There is a post of mine in this section, somewhere. It's slow but it works.
 

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Bore snake is ok with .22 and pistols, but when you get to higher end stuff, i prefer a cleaning rod, but get a bore guide with it. Helps a ton.
 

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Ok thanks for the information, I was thinking about getting one for the 700 because they do a nice job on my pistols, but never had one for a rifle. I don't think I'll be investing in one for the time being.
 

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I would also use a coated rod with bore guide. I use this on my 700, well, all of my barrels. It gives me comfort knowing that I'm protecting that crown.
 

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I use bore snakes but here's what I do with them. When I clean my rifles after going to the range I use a coated rod to clean them and usually leave a little oil in the bore for storage. Next time I go to the range I run the bore snake through once before I shoot to clean the oil out of the bore. After 20-30 shots I run it through again just to clean out any junk that might be in the barrel then keep shooting. Might fire 20-30 more then do it again depending on how it looks and how it's shooting. If it looks nasty or groups are not good then give it a good clean with a rod. I find they allow you more shoot time and less clean time when at the range.
 

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First of all your not really going to get much crud out with one...second any crud you do get out your grinding it into the barrel the next time you pull it through...If you use them as your primary cleaning method its probably not good. If you use it sparingly and CLEAN it often you probably wouldn't do much damage.
 

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I use bore snakes exclusively through my pistols. My Glock has well over 5K rounds through it and it still shooting 1 hole groups at 15 yards.

My Noveske has seen 3 carbine classes and I have never cleaned it with anything other than a borebrush. It is still grouping well for an AR.

I would not have any issue pulling a bore snake through my 700 rifle. Its possible that you may pull some crud through the barrel, however a bullet runs down the barrel with a hell of alot more energy than a bore snake.

People cause more damage to their barrels and guns cleaning them then actually shooting them.
 
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