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#1 rks

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:06 AM

Okay, this really sucks.
I just bought a Weatherby chambered in 300WSM. I zero the scope and thought I would clean it with the new boresnake I have. Boresnake says it is for 30/7.62 caliber. On the first pass (it has been doused with Hoppes #9) it gets wedged in the barrel. I tried to pull it back out and could not get it to move either way. I held the rifle and my buddy pulled on it and the line snapped. Now this thing is clogging my barrel. Any ideas? Anyone had or heard of this before? At this point I am seriously doubting whether to try the one I bought for my 12 gauge.

Please help!!!!!
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#2 ChemSoldier Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:33 AM

I have never heard of this...but I do give 50/50 odds that Jared will comment on the sexual overtones of your snake getting stuck within the next 24 hours.

Perhaps a cleaning rod could be used to shove it back the way it came in...
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#3 Admin Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

Give a cleaning rod push in the opposite direction that you inserted the snake applying gentle pulling pressure to whatever material is left from the snake.

Believe it or not, many folks use the Boresnake dry because the excessive fluid causes it to swell and get caught in the barrel. Once it dries out, it might be easier to remove.

You need to be VERY careful that you don't make the situation worse and get it even more wedged.
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#4 JSheaHawk Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:54 AM

QUOTE(ChemSoldier @ Jun 8 2008, 03:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never heard of this...but I do give 50/50 odds that Jared will comment on the sexual overtones of your snake getting stuck within the next 24 hours.

It's a burden being too big...

QUOTE(Admin @ Jun 8 2008, 09:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Believe it or not, many folks use the Boresnake dry because the excessive fluid causes it to swell and get caught in the barrel. Once it dries out, it might be easier to remove.

Agreed. I spray CLP in the barrel and pull it through. I definitely wouldn't soak it. The wonder of the bore snake is that you don't have to use much cleaner because it has so much surface area.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE(ChemSoldier @ Jun 8 2008, 02:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have never heard of this...but I do give 50/50 odds that Jared will comment on the sexual overtones of your snake getting stuck within the next 24 hours.

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#6 rks Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the help. I was able to remove it using a cleaning rod. Half of my barrel is now really freaking clean. Think I will try another one, dry this time. I read on another board that these are sometimes really hard to use at first because of them being for multiple calipers.

Thanks again
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#7 Admin Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

QUOTE(rks @ Jun 8 2008, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the help. I was able to remove it using a cleaning rod. Half of my barrel is now really freaking clean. Think I will try another one, dry this time. I read on another board that these are sometimes really hard to use at first because of them being for multiple calipers.

Thanks again
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No problem. Glad you got it out. My last suggestion was 'mag dumps'.

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#8 Bounce Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 05:08 PM

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No problem. Glad you got it out. My last suggestion was 'mag dumps'.

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if it was a Mosin nagant you could just shoot it out... heheh JK.

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#9 JSheaHawk Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:36 PM

I was going to suggest destroying enough of the fabricto get it out by attaching a copper wire brush to a drill.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:02 PM

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It's a burden being too big...


I'll tell you again Jared, no matter how many times I've told that story doesn't make it true for you too rolleyes.gif
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#11 rks Re: BoreSnake stuck in barrell

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:18 AM

Boresnake works great if you run it dry. Think I might pick up a couple for my other rifles.
Thanks again for all the help.
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