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Hoppe's Bore Snake - Washing Machine?

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Old 05-05-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Hoppe's Bore Snake - Washing Machine?

I tried to do a search and couldn't find anything.

I have Bore Snakes for 9mm, 12gauge, and recently .223. I've used the 9mm the most, and I was wondering what everyone does when they want to clean it?

How often do you clean your bore snakes, and how do you wash them?
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:42 AM   #2
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Havent cleaned mine yet, Hoppes says you can throw it in a laundry bag.
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I've washed mine before, but I wouldn't just throw it in the wash. I usually put mine inside a sock or something, so it doesn't get tangled up in the washer.
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Whats wrong with soapy water in a bucket and some elbow grease??
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:45 PM   #5
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How often do you clean your bore snakes, and how do you wash them?
When I took a CCW class, the instructor touted bore snakes. His comment on cleaning it was: "You can put it through the washing machine. Just don't put it in with your wife's delicate stuff because the wire bristles will chew up her pantyhose. [pause] Don't ask me how I know about that."
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:14 PM   #6
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I wash mine by hand in a bucket. I usually do it when they get pretty dirty. I should probably do it more often.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:53 PM   #7
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No reason to put it in the washing machine and get the residue you cleaned out of the guns on your clothes. Soap and a bucket will do the same thing. Or $15 and buy a new one- it's cheaper than golf.
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If the residue from the boresnake got onto your clothes, wouldn't all the dirt from the clothes get on all the other clothes?
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Use the washing machine. Go to walmart and buy a $3 washing bag for lingerie and some washing soda to boost your detergent. Wash them separate with double rinse on. Untangle if you washed more than one. Done!
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I've washed mine before, but I wouldn't just throw it in the wash. I usually put mine inside a sock or something, so it doesn't get tangled up in the washer.
I do the same thing.... Throw the boresnake(s) in a sock and put it in the washing machine on quick wash by itself. 15 minutes later hang it up to air dry and it's ready for more cleaning
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