While I was at Academy Sports grabbing some ammo, I noticed the Real Avid Bore Boss hanging on the shelf. Bore cleaning ropes like Hoppe’s more famous BoreSnake are simple, quick and effective ways of cleaning your barrel.
What really makes The Real Avid Bore Boss stand out is its packaging. The cleaning rope wraps around a tough hard plastic case and is kept in place by a flexible rubber sleeve.
The bronze brush part of the rope is stored in a tube which keeps it from damaging the rope. I’ve been using a Hoppe’s BoreSnake in .223 for years. Typically I will just wrap the whole rope around itself to store it. I was originally concerned that the brush would damage the rope but it hasn’t yet. Even still I appreciate the Bore Boss’s design.
To access the bore rope you peal back the rubber sleeve and unwind the rope.
Here you can see the Bore Boss in all its glory.
Using the Bore Boss is easy. Slide the metal ball at the end of the Bore Boss down your barrel. You’ll want to feed the Bore Boss in the same direction rounds travel from breech to muzzle.
As you can see in the picture below, I cleaned my Beretta 92 barrel (the inside anyways) the wrong way. And yes, I know my barrel is filthy. I was doing some lube testing. Also yes, the Beretta will run 100% in this condition.
Now hook the ball at the end of the rope into the Bore Boss case. Using the storage case as a pull tool is a great idea.
With the Bore Boss ball attached to the storage case pull the Bore Boss through the barrel. The brush part of the Bore Boss will remove and stuck on carbon. You’ll need to apply a fair amount of force to pull the Bore Brush through your barrel.
Bore cleaning ropes such as the Bore Boss are the most efficient way of giving your bore a quick clean at the range or when you get home, but don’t have time for the full cleaning routine.
At only $9.99 from Academy the Real Avid Bore Boss is handy, affordable, easy to use, well made and effective. They are available in all of the popular calibers. What more could you want?
RATING (out of five stars):
Overall: * * * * *
Yep, it’s a five-star product. It does its job well and does it at a low price.
I know people are going to ask about my Beretta. I was working on a review of Slip 2000 extreme weapons grease. You can read the review here. Long story short, the Beretta is a champ and can run with a surprising amount of sand inside It or at least mine can.