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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    Quote Originally Posted by VanHahner View Post
    Keep it simple use a all in one Hoppes Boresnake .22 Cal.



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    I use them at times too, I'm told you can wash them in the washer, anyone here do that?
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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    I've not done it but know a friend that has. If you have a divorced pair of socks or just a worn out one. You can stuff it in one and wash that way then hang outside to dry. I think myself to keep from getting oil or grease in the washer I'd use the laundry sink and hand wash to be safe.

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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    I washed one once; threw it in with a regular laundry load and it came out like new again
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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    I just soak them in a bowl of hot water an Dawn along with bore mops and chamber mops. Like Jeff said, they are like new and the nasty destructive carbon is gone.
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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    Have not tried throwing an Otis bore snake in the wash yet. Which brings up a question?

    Which you you guy's prefer and why? Bore snakes or rip cords?
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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    I haven't washed the Otis cable either. Just a quick wipe down on the plastic is all that's needed. It's the bore snakes that get the washing. I only use bore snakes on my older standard rifles, not on anything precision. They are a quick way to get the crud out.
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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    The proof in the pudding, is staring down the bore after you run the snake. Hoppe's say's the cleaning area of the snake is 160x larger than using a standard patch and I believe it!

    I use them, with all my firearms except for my .17 cal. and inside the barrel comes out looking brand new, with just two swipes, which is good enough for me !
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    Re: Cleaning rods and jags

    I use bore snakes and an Otis kit. Since getting those the cleaning rod just hangs on the wall. When I 'feel' like the snakes are getting dirty, I'll hand wash them and just hang to dry.

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