Mind your crowns. But actually, I just did a medium-level Intarweb search, and I can't find any photos of barrel crowns ruined by radial boresnake yankage. A few YoutUbe videos (TL;DW) that presumably spread Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, but no post-mortems that you'd expect if there really was an epidemic of guys roaching their barrels right and left. I'm actually surprised. And yet how many muzzleloaders have to use patches that look like Maw sacrificed her bed linens for you? Indeed; doesn't using the wrong caliber patch void the gun warranty? Wait - you guys ____ ____ _______?