I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on the use of a bore snake and the damaging of a rifle's barrel. I was on another website and came across a post that was saying that bore snake's can cause damage to rifle barrels especially in the throat area. The post also said that the bore snake can "grind powder residue and other contaminants" into the barrel's rifling. It is just hard for my to imagine that a bore snake would be that hard on a barrel, especially when you consider that the hardest thing on one is the bronze pull through handle and barrel scrubbing brissels. To me, it would look like the action of a bullet going down the barrel would "grind " continants into the steel more than the pull through action of a bore snake. I have a new bore snake that I was planning on using while sighting in a new rifle this weekend, but after reading the post on the other website, I am having second thoughts.