Rated 5 out of 5 by Phaedrus51 Hoppe's BoreSnake
I was strolling through LL Bean's flagship store in Freeport, ME, and had no idea they had such a huge long gun shop. Along with a broad selection of new and used rifles and shotguns, are all the accessories. They include scopes, slings, carrying cases, cleaning gear; it's all there. I came across the Hoppe's section, and found a BoreSnake in 12 GA. I admit to owning BoreSnakes in .22-.223 and .30-.308, so am familiar with the brand. I have three 12 GA shotguns. Why three some may ask, but those who don't know they each have different applications. I had cleaned the bores with a long fiberglass rod, and a cloth patch. It would take several passes, and several patches to clean to my satisfaction. Using the BoreSnake once changed all of that. One pass and the bore was scrubbed and cleaned, second pass and the bore was polished. Awesome. Easy. Highly portable. Once you try one, you'll wonder what took you so long to get one.
I strongly recommend them to hunters, skeet, trap & sport shooters. Within 30 seconds off the line, your bore will be clean, preventing any possibility of nitrite residue promoting rust or pock marking the bore of your expensive shotgun.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChessieLab Gun cleaning made simple
Shotgun cleaning is essential part of maintenance. Using Hoppe's BoreSnake makes cleaning the barrel a simple and fast procedure; a welcome change!
November 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boxcar6 Best practices
Great tool that combines patches with a wire brush. I've found the most success with the bore snake with the following pointers:
1. use it when the gun is still warm...the plastic fouling in my shotgun comes right out before it has time to cool down.
2. drop the weighted line into the barrel and let it rest on the ground, then place your foot on it and pull the barrel upwards to run the bore snake through the barrel. The opposite (pulling on the snake's cord) proves to be far more difficult.
3. Put your solvent on the leading portion of the snake, it'll distribute very well down the length of the barrel.
This isn't a tool that will polish and thoroughly clean a bore back to perfectly new condition, but it will save you a tremendous amount of time once you sit down for the thorough annual cleaning.
February 20, 2015
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