I've read quite a bit about barrel cleaning and many folks think it best to PUSH the patch from breach through and out the muzzle then removing the patch and holder before pulling the coated rod back out of the breach. They also recommend using a breach guide to protect the chamber from the rod.
Now this all makes sense for larger caliber rifles but I have to know if this is the correct approach for a .223 Varminter.
If so, what type of patch holder should I use?
If not, then what is the best way to clean the barrel.