I've never used a bore snake, so picked up a .22cal snake this morning thinking it might be worth a try. Open up the box to take a look at it and there is NO WAY am I going to drag this weapon of mass bore destruction thru the barrel of anything, and especially not my .22Mag RPR! The thing was impregnated with very sharp wires sticking out of it that would do horrible damage to a perfectly good bore. Wasted money, and it went immediately in the trash. Whoever invented this monstrosity should have it pulled thru their entire intestinal tract from mouth to rectum.