Boresnakes do everything I want them to do, and I've never had a problem with one getting stuck. Of course, I use only the proper size ones for the gun I'm cleaning.
If I'm cleaning out a lot of fouling, I use a conventional brass brush and solvent, but for the most part, the bore snake with some eezox added keeps the bore clean and rust free.
Violence is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and valorous feeling which believes that nothing is worth violence is much worse. Those who have nothing for which they are willing to fight; nothing they care about more than their own personal safety; are miserable creatures who have no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of those better than themselves. Gary L. Griffiths, Chief Instructor, Advanced Force Tactics, Inc. (Paraphrasing John Stuart Mill)