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This is a discussion on bore snake ? within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; when cleaning my ak i have been just using my bore snake with the tip dipped in hoppes and run it down the barrel 3 ...
when cleaning my ak i have been just using my bore snake with the tip dipped in hoppes and run it down the barrel 3 or 4 times, is that good enough or should i also do somthing else? im using non corrosive ammo.
A brass brush may be needed to get a good cleaning of the bore/chamber. Also a good lube would not hurt either, CLP or similar. I like to use a bore snake for a quick cleaning . Even then I dip the brush section in hoppes and use CLP on the end.
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I love the bore snake for my AR. I dip in Hoppes and run it about 10 times. Just make sure you push a swab or oiled patch through it a few times to lube / protect.
The whole idea to use the snake is to ensure the brass brush goes one way through the barrel (hopefully from the breach to the muzzle).
Then as has been said, run a patch with gun oil on it.
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1972 Marlin 336 RC .35, 1922 Walther Model 4, 1933 Walther DSM 34, High Standard 1954 22LR
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so is hopps not supposed to be use for just cleaning and not for lubercating the barrel when finnished cleaning, should i use clp for the final lube? when i was in the service we used clp for cleaning and for the final lube.
should i use clp for the final lube?
That will do the job.