Hoppes Foaming Bore Cleaner Review

Hoppes foaming bore cleaner makes cleaning your gun bore short and sweet….no brushing or scrubbing. Just spray the Hoppes foaming bore cleaner into you gun barrel bore and let it go to work. It dissolves and removes copper and powder fouling quickly. Then all you need to do is patch and lubricate. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Hoppes foaming bore cleaner comes out orange and then turns either black from powder residue or blue from copper residue. It makes gun cleaning a 1 step process instead of 3 or 4 steps.

In my gun cleaner tests, I tested 3 different foaming bore cleaners and all of them worked very well. The gun cleaner test consisted of burning 3 smokeless powder charges on a piece of metal and then trying to clean it without scrubbing or brushing. I let the foaming bore cleaner soak for 10 minutes and then wiped the area with a few clean patches. The powder fouling wiped away easily with the first patch.

If you are interested in trying a foaming bore cleaner, here is a link…Hoppes foaming bore cleaner at Amazon.com

Hoppes Bore Snake Review

The Hoppes Bore Snake is the ultimate tool for cleaning firearm bores which includes handguns, rifles and shotguns. Using a Hoppes Bore Snake makes gun cleaning much more efficient which means you spend less time cleaning and more time shooting.

So what is a Hoppes Bore Snake?

A Bore Snake is an ingenious tool that looks much like a piece of rope made from a cotton weave. Its about 24 – 30 inches in length and has 1 or 2 bronze bore brushes embedded inside the woven rope. There is a thinner sting attached to the front which enables you to pull the Bore Snake through the gun barrel. Let’s see a photo.

Here’s one of my Hoppes Bore Snakes. This one is for my 12 gauge shotgun. It only takes me 12 minutes to clean my shotgun after shooting 100 shells. I spray gun cleaner in the barrel and wait 10 minutes. I then spray a small amount of gun cleaner on the front of the Bore Snake and then pull it through the barrel 3 times. Done.

Here is a close up of the Hoppes Bore Snake embedded bronze bore brushes. When you pull the Bore Snake through the barrel, the bore brushes remove any metal or plastic fouling. The soft woven rope will wipe it clean afterwards. It’s a snap to clean gun barrels. I reuse the Bore Snake several times before replacing. You can actually wash them and reuse them over and over.

If you want to try one, here is a link….Hoppes Bore Snakes at Amazon.com

Hoppes Dri-Lube

Hoppes Dri-Lube is designed for maximum lubrication but without a sticky or wet texture. Most oils, lubricants and CLP’s remain wet after they are applied and can attract dirt and other debris not to mention fouling.

Hoppes Dri-Lube sprays on wet and dries quickly to provide a slick, dry film. It reduces friction on metal and bearing surfaces without a sticky residue. Dust and dirt will fall off or blow away.

Dri-Lube comes in a 4 oz aerosol spray can.