I've got to say I was wondering just what kind of quality this boresnake was going to show up as. In short it's almost the same as another popular boresnake which I myself own many of. It isn't the same quality as the viper boresnake but, that's apples to oranges. The knit and copper brushes are the same material and it's about half the price. So if you want a quick, thorough and most importantly cost effective clean barrel this is where to put a few bucks. I was not given a discount or compensated for this review in any way. This is my sole opinion of this product.
Recently purchased another rifle and was looking for a Bore Snake to cut down on the time spent cleaning after range days (which are usually twice a week as I quite enjoy it). Came across this little guy, didn't recognize the company, but gave it a chance and have not been disappointed as of yet. The stitching is high quality and certainly on par my "name brand" snake of a different caliber. Two or three passes down the barrel with a few drops of your favorite solvent/lubricant and you'll be good to go. Highly recommend as of yet and will update this review in the future to report on longevity.
Spend the extra bucks and get these instead of the the Richen brand. These have more materials engineering though they look the same in diameter and have double the bristles. The dark green one is the Ultimate BoreSnake and the tan one is a Richen. Keep in mind the Richen one is for a rifle so that is why it is longer. The Richen brand makes me worried it will snap when tugging on it to pull it through. These Ultimate boresnakes feel much more sturdy.
The bore snake is handy and cleans the barrel efficiently to go on for a week or more - by just using the Ultimate Bore Cleaner in my case for Shotgun (Trap). At home, I can add a little spray CLP liquid (e.g Ballistol, Barrel Cleaner, and similar products) for a quick, non-detailed barrel cleaning. For visual effectiveness replacement, the bore cleaner is in white color, this helps to see when it needs to be replaced.
Bore Snakes are awesome and a great way to clean a shotgun after a fun day of hunting or shooting. I bought a 16 gauge a few years ago, and never got a bore snake just for 16 gauge. It seems that though 16 gauge is becoming a more popular gun, accessories for it are not as popular. I finally found this one and used it right away. So easy, much better than trying to pull a twelve-gauge bore snake through it. Works beautifully.