Clean Your Guns Like a Boss with The Real Avid Bore Boss

Real Avid Bore Boss
The Real Avid Bore Boss fits nearly any caliber firearm. IMG Real Avid

U.S.A. -( We all have a wide assortment of gun cleaning tools/products and some of you may be wondering why we are writing about another. Very simply, the Real Avid Bore Boss is totally unique and a must-have for every hunter who ventures into the field. It can also come in handy at the shooting range.

When packing for an overnight or multi-day hunt, it is a rare person who takes their gun cleaning stuff with them. Yet, it is all too common for us to get dirt in the muzzle or action while hunting and then the dilemma becomes: how to clean it out?

In my younger days, I looked for small sticks and ripped off pieces of cloth from a tee shirt as a swab. Smile if you want, but think of your own hunts; sound familiar?
The Bore Boss is a handy and compact tool that is long overdue. It takes up very little space and the rubber casing protects it, and your other gear, from damage. Simply pull back the rubber TPR ring that covers the polycarbonate case to remove the Bore Boss.

The Boss is no ordinary bore cleaner. Instead of a weighted string, it has a poly-coated steel cable with a ball at the end. On the other end is a phosphor-bronze brush attached to a quality braided bore mop. You thread the cable through the bore, attach the ball end to the case, which now functions as a handle, and pull the Bore Boss through the barrel. The brush breaks most of the debris free and the mop pulls it out.

Bingo, a superb field clean and you are again ready to shoot. After cleaning, simply coil the Boss around the case, flip the TPR ring back in place and drop it back into your pack.

This handy tool is also a great addition to any workbench for regular cleaning, but it is truly a must-have if you are going into the field.

The Bore Boss comes in the following sizes (we tested the two in bold print)

 22 Cal.
.40/.41 Cal.
.44/.45 Cal.
20 Gauge
12 Gauge


  • Polycarbonate outside with TPR over-molding
  • Dual Action Cable loosens and removes carbon
  • Flex-Case Handle stores and protects Dual Action Cable
  • Clean storing system keeps carbon, cleaners, lubricants from causing a mess
  • Ergonomic Handle easily pulls Dual Action Cable

With an MSRP of $9.99, most of us can afford to buy one for each of our primary firearms, without breaking the bank. (We Did)

The Clarys:
Jim is a retired USAF Scientist and a combat veteran from the Vietnam era. Mary is a retired NICU nurse who shot F-Class competition before injuring her back. Between them, they have over 100 years of experience in hunting and shooting. They have published over 800 articles and reviews, many of which can be read on AmmoLand News.

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Green Mtn. Boy

I switched to the Bore Boss and I’ll never purchase another Bore Snake ever again, the Bore Boss is that much of a improvement over the snake.

WI Patriot

Reinventing the boresnake…