Opinions on cleaning rods would be informative. I belong to a Benchrest Club and some like the Stainless others Coated. The popular brands are the Pro-Shot Stainless and Dewey Coated. I assume that a Bore-guide would be used. I have seen some coated rods where the coating was in bad shape. I also seen Stainless where the rifling impressions were present on the rod.