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 Post subject: Bore Snakes
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:35 pm 
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Anyone know where to buy bore snakes in Canada ?


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I get mine at LeBaron in Mississauga .
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If you mean a flexible pull through for clean a barrel.... you can make one by taking a piece of heavy weedeater line.... cut one end to a point with an X-Acto or razor blade.... flatten the other end by heating with a lighter and pressing on a piece of metal to flatten it to a disc shape....

It might take a few tries to get the right size disc on the end.... start a bit small and work your way up.... Push the point through a .22 cal patch and thread through your barrel.... pull the patch through.... You are looking for a nice snug fit with the patch in place.... :wink:

Pretty hard to damage anything this way.... costs NOTHING and works GREAT !!!

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I heard that the Brass BoreSnakes aren't very good for Airguns at all because of the sharp brass on them will score the rifling. I've got a 17. HMR I use in my AG's but it's atad bit smaller then .177caliber. I got mine in from any Gun Shoppe in Canada from Coast to Coast E<-->W

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This is the best I have seen, but there would be no need to buy one.

http://www.airgunsofarizona.com/Crown%20Saver.html

The handle can be a piece of dowel, the cord can be a non-stretch length of Dacron line ( can get it at 200 lb test) and a length of .125" flexible plastic tube. I have picked both of my crown savers up from prize tables at FT matches. The strings I use for resetting my field targets would be very good for this application. I may make up a few and put them on the prize table at the Canadian National FT Match this summer.

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I used the weed eater line idea but I made it a little longer than twice the barrel lenth and carefully cut a slit in the middle to hold a cleaning patch.
This allows you to pull the patch back and forth from muzzle to breach and get a good cleaning without having to always draw thru and re insert.

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I only pull patches from breach to muzzle. The pellet goes that direction, so it seemed logical. Mac1 and Larry Durham recommended only pulling them in the direction the pellet moves as well. Both these guys have been involved with airguns for a long, long time, so who was I to argue.

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