Just wondering if a brush can be used too much on a barrel. When cleaning my barrel, I alternate between a brush (usually 20 strokes) and patches until the bore is as shiny as the outside (this is about 100 passes of the brush per cleaning). Could I be causing premature wear on my barrels by using a brush too much? My thoughts are that since the brush is softer than the metal the barrel is made of, it wouldn't be a problem, but I had someone at my local range tell me that "over brushing" the barrel will wear it down quickly. So, for you guys with more experience than myself, how should I use my brushes? Am I using them too much or am I ok?