I got a Boresnake for my .270 a long time ago, and found I really didn't like it -- it's just plain to hard to pull through. I now have a Patchworm that seems just about ideal; several pulls wet and dry alternating and the barrel seems squeaky clean, without the sense that this just might be the time the snake was going to break. Only mistake I made getting the Patchworm was I got the pistol kit and a long "rod"; didn't realize until to late that you need to get the long gun kit to get a 12ga button.
True, but I use a brass rod , instead steel for cleaning my pistols. Still take care when you do it.Cleaning rod and patch has always worked. The problem with cleaning rods stems from the military using steel rods and religiously spit-shining the bore until the rifling was damaged.