Also I wonder why the BoreSnake is so hard to pull through the barrel of my new Savage .223 bolt action. I drop the weight in the chamber and pull the device out of the muzzle end. Its made for a .223 caliber rifle. I wonder if the friction from the brass bristles on the boresnake are going to cause wear in the barrel. I can hear the friction. Im sure thats not an issue but do any of you have the same problem with boresnakes? I sprayed it down with rem oil and dropped it into the barrel.
I think that before you shoot any gun its a good idea to clean the inside of the barrel eh?
Never understood the attraction to boar snakes. Do you get up in the morning and put on dirty drawers and filthy socks? When you clean your rifle after a range or hunting trip do you go get dirty patches out of the trash to clean it? So why do you want to pull a dirty boar snake through your rifle? Scraping some of that gunk off in the chamber.
As for the few brass bristles causing wear. You are pushing a bullet at up to 3300fps down the barrel followed by a gas plasma hot enough to make that bullet reach 3300 fps. I don't think you have much to worry about with the boar snake.
I myself would switch to an Otis cleaning system.