Rated 5 out of 5 by rinleader1 BoreSnake
works as advertised.. very happy with. fast and easy...
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mccarthj Hoppe's BoreSnake
Solid product - easy to use!
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglandtoFlorida Exceptional Value
I have used other bore cleaners, this one is by-far the best.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeffreySB Best way to clean guns
Simple, easy to use, effective, seems to last forever. By far the best way to clean guns....
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by YearoftheBoreSnake Two Passes is all it takes
Bore Snake works well. It is easy to use. Put a little solvent in front of the brushes and pull through the bore. Put it through one more time in the opposite direction. Easy.
February 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by beagle12 22 cal bore snake
Very difficult to pull snake thru barrel. Save your money, you are going to have to get out your cleaning rod anyway.
February 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pigopotomus It's a Snake!
This bore snake makes cleaning my Marlin Model 60 a piece of cake. Like other Hoppe's bore snakes I own, it works.
January 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tandyman Quick Clean
The Hoppe's BoreSnake is very easy to use. First time use may require a little extra pulling force, however the second and third passes were easier. This truely is a rapid way to bore clean your rifle. Its a great companion at the gun range.
February 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by oldhickory Easy and Quick!
The bore-snake is clean, doesn't require patches, doesn't smell the place up, and works very well. 2 Minutes and you're done!
February 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BufflerPitts BoreSnake for .22 rifle
Out of the box, this device was underwhelming. There's a cylindrical, brass weight, about 0.183" in diameter, crimped onto the end of a nylon paracord leader, which is stitched to a big, tubular-woven nylon swab. Partway down the length of the swab is a section of copper brush bristles.
The weight drops into the bore of the rifle, but after an inch or so of paracord follows it down the bore, the whole thing just stops. Pushing on the tubular-weave paracord just collapses the weave, increasing the diameter and jamming it harder in place.
Several attempts to fit this square peg into the round hole ensued, before I got the idea to grab the weight in one hand and the swab in the other and pull, stretching the paracord leader and minimizing the diameter.
Then the weight fell effortlessly down the bore. Three pulls later, the bore was sparkling clean, with no evidence of fouling.
This was too easy, so I dutifully pulled the BoreSnake through three more times, just to put in something approximating the appropriate effort.
I've used this thing in combination with Hoppe's Elite Gun Cleaner solvent with great results, but almost equal results just dry. If you use a liquid solvent, beware: it'll impede progress of that pesky leader through the bore.
Calibers larger than .22 are a snap, because there's ample clearance for the leader. But despite the moderate difficulty getting the .22 BoreSnake threaded, I'll stick with it. It cleans phenomenally well.
I've spent fifteen minutes with solvents, brushes and dozens of patches and not gotten the bore nearly so clean as I have in less than a minute with the BoreSnake. Cleaning the rest of the gun should be this easy.
Eventually, the thing is going to get filthy and I'll have to wash it. Hoppe's says that can be done in the washing machine, but I suspect Hoppe, whoever he is, doesn't have a wife to contend with.
February 6, 2012