Cleaning the barrel of a rifle is perhaps the most tedious of operations, at least if trying to completely clean out the entirely of fouling carbon and copper. Fortunately, most shooters recognize that this level of cleaning is typically only needed by bench rest shooters (and annoying for me early in life – military armorers) which has led to a plethora of easy-clean solutions.
While the multi-part rods will get the job done, they are far from an ideal solution. Recognizing that, companies have introduced a plethora of self-contained pull-style bore cleaners which have been a boon to time savings and cleaning efficiencies. However, I have not been pleased with all of them. Most are flacid material requiring dexterous movement to position the bore and drop the weight through and then wrap the string around the hand and pull, cutting all blood flow to the wrapped appendage.
(I know, I am complaining about real first world problems).
Real Avid, known for their awesome multitools, has seen the light and offers the Bore Boss, a self-contained bore cleaner solution. Instead of flacid wire, Real Avid goes with metal wire and when combined with their nifty storage device, allows the shooter to grab and pull the wire.
These bore-bosses are available in most common bore diameters and clock in at only $9.99, well below other less ergonomic offerings.