I just started using a bore snake for all my 22lr guns including the handguns. I really like the ease of using a bore snake versus rodding out and patch cleaning. Especially on the 22lr since the bore is so small. If I want to do just a quick cleaning then I really appreciate the bore snakes. Two pulls and its done with a shining bore. Have you tried snakes and what is your opinion of them? How do you use the snakes? Do you wet the bristle section of the snake with hopes#9 or just run the snake dry?