The first step in cleaning a gun barrel is to apply gun cleaner and let it sit. Well…what’s the best way to do this? Patch? Pour it down the barrel? Spray it on a bore brush?
Actually you can do any of these but to really apply a liberal amount of gun cleaner to every inch of the bore you need to use a Bore Mop.
A bore mop is a thick cotton mop the same diameter as the gun bore. You apply gun cleaner to the mop and then push it back and forth through the bore to really soak it. They work great because they hold A LOT of gun cleaner. They can saturate the bore easily. You can’t really do this with a patch. They also wipe the lose fouling out of the barrel.