So you are pulling the breech Plug after every shot? Would seem to be a lot easier just to put a patch on the end of the ram rod and use that.I use them (dry) on my muzzle loader after each shot in the field.....looking through the barrel at the residue those sabots leave after a shot always surprises me. I also use them after shooting just to remove any debris.
Perhaps if you ran them wet as the instructions indicate it would not have jammed in your rifle's barrel.I use bore snakes at the range and I use them dry, I feel they have their place . I don’t not use them for a do all barrel cleaning . I have had one bad experience with a bore snake (correct caliber) jamming in the barrel and it was so stuck I had to have a gunsmith remove it. It has only happened once but it did happen so be aware .
I will keep that in mind but I think this was a defective bore snake. Thanks however for your input , observations and the experience of others on this site is always welcomed .Perhaps if you ran them wet as the instructions indicate it would not have jammed in your rifle's barrel.
I occasionally use them to actually to relube a rifle that has been in my safe and not shot in a while.
I simply take a light spray of Rem oil and swab my barrel and replace my rifle in the safe.
Never had one break, not even close, and just performing a little preventative maintenance.
Mind you I am working on a previously cleaned weapon that has been stored unfired in my safe, and in my opinion could benefit from a little maintenance.
However, I have taken them afield as part of my kit when the permit is in hand and I find myself again on a trek.
For myself, It is a fast and efficient way to perform a routine maintenance chor.
To that end, I think that spray lube is the key to prevent any bore snake of the proper caliber from sticking in your rifle barrel.!