This is getting as bad as the 9mm vs 45 ACP threads.
Those abrasive bits can never reliably be cleaned from the rope, so they're there to wear the rifling/crown from then on.
Reference to the underlined section above?
As you can see we who consider ourselves students-of-the-gun have varied perspectives on the Bore Snake product but what are the firearms aficionados if not a bunch free thinkers. I didn't think to mention this in my original reply but you might want to generate a list of questions based on this thread and submit them to the manufacturer. If and when they reply I for one would hope you share that feedback with us.