I straddled the fence on those bore snakes a long time. I didn't want one for serious cleaning, just a quick removal of loose debris, cobwebs, and whatever else may have found it's way in there. I feel like I cheated the odds- I buy one caliber smaller than the rifle it's intended for, ie: .17/20 cal for .223 rifles and pistols, 7mm for .30 cals, and .40 for .45's. I never expected to use one for serious cleaning anyhow, so they serve my purposes.
Rednecks... Keeping the woods critter-free since March 2, 1836. (TX Independence Day)
I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.