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Bore Snakes vs. Traditional Rod and Brush Gun Cleaning

Bore Snakes vs. Traditional Rod and Brush Gun Cleaning

Gun cleaning has received a facelift over the years as technology has advanced. From the tradition rod and brush design all the way to the latest version of the bore snake.  It’s not hard to see why.

Maintaining your firearms isn’t what gets us up on a Saturday morning. Shooting our guns does. So, it was a natural evolution to want to make it faster, easier and less messy.

As with everything else when it comes to change, there are those that will adamantly dig their heels in the sand and stick to what has worked for them in the past, no matter how tedious it is. The switch over from a horse to the car wasn’t met with open arms by everyone, some just naturally resist change.

For those of us that are ready to make light work of cleaning our guns and get on with our lives, there is hope. And that hope comes in a form of Sage & Braker’s bore cleaning kits. With a quality CLP and an advanced bore cleaning kit you can cut your gun cleaning time down to a fraction of what it previously took, all while getting a thorough and reliable cleaning of your gun’s bore.

CLP spray for gun cleaning

The beauty of Sage & Braker’s bore cleaning kit is that with one pass you get a full cleaning from a full sized bronze phosphorous brush and 25 inches of tightly woven buffing rope to finish the job. That’s a substantial amount more surface area attacking the contaminants that are eating away at your bore in just one swipe, compared to the traditional rod and brush.

These are the obvious benefits, but the less obvious one could be the one that prolongs the life of your firearm. Convenience.

With the thought of spending the next half hour cleaning your gun, you are very likely to put it off, or even worse, forget about it all together. Now imagine spending 15 seconds instead to get that same clean. You don’t even have to wait until you get home to your workbench. Just reach in the pocket of your field jacket and pull out this little piece of convenience. Consider it as good as done.

Bore Snake used in gun cleaning

As the famous Spanish proverb goes, “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.” Get it done now and know that you have protected the life of your firearm for generations to come.


// Fred Bohm

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