I've become a big fan of boresnakes. I have them for all my gauges and calibers. Just use some CPL type product. It's fast, easy, and with little mess. Use the CPL to clean actions, receivers, etc. that the boresnake doesn't hit with clean lintless rags, cotton swabs etc and a little extra gun oil or even grease (such as for shotgun breaks and screw-in chokes).