Just re-read this Holly and you are of course quite right. Incidentally, I have now changed my barrel cleaning regime to once a fortnight with VFG felts/paste and dont bother using anything that can dampen any part of the action with excess oil from a pull through. Seems to work for me, but have to be careful to clean excess paste from around the breech as build up can cause sealing problems on the bolts "o" ring. Most of the other shooters I know keep to the weekly pull through with an oiled piece of barrel cleaning tape and it seems to work just as well for them. For me , I feel more confident following a good seeing too with blue paste. The gun barrel likes it as well!