I live in the country & some shots are targets of opportunity. Is there a remedy (other than aiming lower) when you don't have time to swab the barrel?
A pressure pad in the forend can dampen barrel vibrations somewhat, putting the first shot closer to the rest, but that usually makes the POI affected more by various holds and rests...and wooden stocked rifles, to seasonal changes in humidity.
Stainless barrels are less subject to pitting when left unprotected; however, I still don't like my CF ones left dirty.
People are like rifles. Some are tried and true, having great eyes, personality, and fun to be with. Others never seem to hit the mark with you. Still others go off half-cocked. Still, it's nice to know most of them.