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Barrel Cleaning Shotgun Shells??? #7959983 09/03/20 12:56 AM
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I was in academy earlier today picking up a new dove belt and saw 12 ga "cleaning shells"... looked like you load and fire them and they are supposed to basically do the job of a bore snake. Anyone seen these or used these before? Just thought it was interesting. I got in the habit of stripping and cleaning my gun after every time I shoot it, so my barrel snake (just 2 months old) is already a bit beat up. So these shells seemed like something worth checking out if they actually do the job. Also I've realized I don't need to clean everytime I go to the trap range, maybe just clean the barrel.

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Re: Barrel Cleaning Shotgun Shells??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7959998 09/03/20 01:12 AM
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0000 steel wool and WD40, once a year. 5 min to clean the barrel

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Originally Posted by 68A
0000 steel wool and WD40, once a year. 5 min to clean the barrel




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Re: Barrel Cleaning Shotgun Shells??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7960045 09/03/20 01:54 AM
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Once a year? Sgt. Major Murray told us if we discharged our weapons and didn't clean them before taps, we'd go to hell that night. And he had the paperwork for the arrangements.

Re: Barrel Cleaning Shotgun Shells??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7960141 09/03/20 03:42 AM
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Once a year cleaning for me too. And that's why I like inertia over gas

Re: Barrel Cleaning Shotgun Shells??? [Re: TLew] #7960186 09/03/20 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by TLew
Once a year cleaning for me too. And that's why I like inertia over gas


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Re: Barrel Cleaning Shotgun Shells??? [Re: HTXdude123] #7961442 09/04/20 03:42 PM
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If hunting hard rain I always give them a good cleaning. Anytime after salt water hunting as well.

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Duck season I clean after every hunt. Sporting clays I swab the barrel and call it good. Same for upland and dove unless it rains.


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I saw those shells also. I say give them a try. I just don't see how they could help clean anything but the plastic residue in the barrel.

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Isnt every shotgun shell a barrel cleaning shotgun shell?


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Shot one through my 1100, shined the barrel up nicely

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