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    Bore snakes.

    Hey I was wondering your guy opinions about bore snakes for a marlin 30-30 336. I noticed lint often in the barrel during storage and was going to use one for touch ups . Any reason you shouldn’t use a bore snake with a marlin 336. Thanks a bunch !!

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    I have bore snakes for all the calibers we shoot...
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    They work great and do not damage the crown. My first usage was with my shotguns, and soon got them for all of the calibers that I shoot.
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    Can’t go wrong with them, they work.

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    I love bore snakes!

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    I have a crap ton of guns, and I mean a crap ton. It would take me 3 days to clean all of them with the traditional rod, guide, and patch method. The only time my cleaning rods come out is on initial cleans, or if I'm doing a copper fouling treatment like on the BR guns. The rest? They get a bore snake every 100-200 rounds or when accuracy drops off. A rod and patch can not match the cleaning power of one pass with a boresnake. It's just too easy. Get one of the little washing machine bags to zip them in and clean them every so often.

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    They work great for every day cleaning. For a deep clean to remove copper fouling etc. I have a "real" set of cleaning brushes.

    I clean my bore snakes once in a while by throwing them in the ultrasonic, it's better than putting them in the laundry for a lot of reasons ... mostly survival.

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    If I fire my gun. even once or twice. when I get home. It gets one or two passes with the bore snake. wipe down. then put away.
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    I will usually clean my guns after shooting with a rod as I have bore guides for most of them. Where I find bore snakes most useful is when I am fire lapping a gun. It is so much faster and I think better for getting the excess grit out of the barrel. I will usually take 2 snakes with me and change them up midway.
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    Bore snakes good. Rattlesnakes not good!

    Have used bore snakes ever since they came out. I actually carry several calibers in my kit box when hunting and to the range. I have one of every caliber that I own. Good investment for basic cleaning as noted by others.
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