I do not ever use a 'Bore Snake'. In fact I have a few that I'd give away if anyone wants them. My reasoning with them is simple. You don't put on dirty clothes after you shower do you? Using a bore snake is tantamount to pulling the dirt back through the bore every time you pull it through and.... I never use brass bore brushes on any bore, always nylon. My patch pullers and jags are all nylon as well and all my cleaning rods (pistol as well) are carbon fiber. I view 'Bore Snakes' as a half arsed way to sort of clean any tube.I've looked everywhere but haven't find a .22 bore guide for my bore snake.