That’s because I suspect you are not buying the cheap Chinese crap copies from a certain auction site.Back in the 80's the guy who invented the boresnake was going to gun shows and selling his wares. I bought my first from him and have been using them ever since. I have gone through dozens of them. I have never gotten one stuck, nor have I had one snap off. ~Muir
I did, did not get it stuck because the brass lump you were expected to send down the barrel was a larger diameter than the .17 bore, despite stating on the packet .17cal.