Bushmaster has developed a new bore cleaning system that does not require the use of patches.
From the press release …
The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System offers the best and most effective system to clean the chamber/bore of any firearm. It enables the user to quickly clean a firearm faster than any other system. The system eliminates the use of ineffective patches and reduces the need for metal bore brushes.
The Bore Squeeg-E Cleaning System features a pull through system and includes the revolutionary new Bore Squeeg-E. The Bore Squeeg-E is made from a proprietary polymer that is not affected by cleaning chemicals. It is designed to scrape the lands and grooves of the bore to a mirror clean condition and keep the abrasive carbon fouling from harming the bore. The Bore Squeeg-E is attached to a free rotating cleaning cable, preventing the tools from loosening while being pulled through the helical rifling. With proper use, the Bore Squeeg-E will last many years eliminating the expensive and wasteful practice of continually buying and throwing away cloth patches.
Like most shooters probably will be, I am skeptical. The system would need to work really well for me to stop using cloth patches. That said, I am a gun-cleaning junkie (seriously, I need help) and will almost certainty buy this kit when it goes on sale.
Pricing starts at $37.90 (probably for the most basic single caliber kit).