Some folks may have heard of "Ed's Red". It is a homemade bore cleaner. I've been using it for years and it works great. Also lightly lubricates, so I seldom use oil in addition to cleaning. It's very cheap, so you can make enough to soak entire guns for a few bucks. For those who haven't heard of it, here's an article: Ed's Red' Bore Cleaner For fellow ADDer's here's the condensed version: 1 part Automatic Transmission fluid 1 part Kerosene 1 part Mineral spirits (paint thinner) 1 part Acetone (I omit this because it drys the hell out of my hands) 1 lb. Lanolin / gallon (might help on the skin, but I omit this - Too hard to get) I do really well with just the first 3 ingredients.