Re: Are Bore Guides Necessary for Cleaning
The military tested this a while back and learned two things. One, always use a bore guide and just as important make sure the rod its self is clean. I wipe mine down before every pass down the bore, you might be surprised how cruddy it gets.
A dirty rod with no guide will damage the throat
USMC Scout Sniper 88-94
Instructor 1st. Mar. Div. SS school 91-94