Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner Test

Let’s see if Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom gun cleaner works as well as the Boresnake.

I’m going to burn some smokeless powder, H4831, on a metal base and then apply the Venom gun cleaner and see how well it removes burnt on carbon/powder residue.

Let’s take a look at the gun cleaner test setup…

It’s a simple yet effective gun cleaner test. I clean the metal base with the gun cleaner then pour out about 50 grains of smokeless powder and ignite it. I repeat this 3 times to get a good amount of residue burnt onto the metal base. Then try to clean it off.

Here’s the H4831 powder used in the test.

First I’ll clean the metal base with the Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner.

As you can see the Venom gun cleaner did remove some dirt left over from another test. Now the metal base should be clean and ready for the test.

Here is the first charge of H4831. I’ll ignite this and then pour another charge in the same spot and ignite it. And then do it one more time.

Here’s the result after 3 charges of H4831. It’s pretty heavy with powder residue and carbon. Now I’ll apply the Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom gun cleaner to this carbon pile.

Here is the powder residue with a liberal amount of Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom gun cleaner applied. It’s going to soak for 10 minutes.

…10 minutes have passed. You can see the gun cleaner ran to the bottom of the metal base. Now let’s try to wipe it clean with a few clean patches.

Presto…the carbon and powder residue wipes off like magic. No scrubbing or brushing.

Conclusion: Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner is an excellent carbon and powder residue cleaner. It soaks in and under the fouling making it easy to remove. I recommend it. If you are interested in the Venom Gun Cleaner, here is a link….Hoppe’s Boresnake Venom Gun Cleaner at Amazon.com