Originally Posted by tCan
What is the premise here? I mean, what do you hope to avoid or accomplish by cleaning it a million times over just shooting it? It makes no sense. Can someone explain the thought process?
It depends on the person making the argument but interestingly even gun and barrel makers don't agree.
There is a hypothesis that cleaning between each round increases the contact with the barrel and smooths the surface more effectively.
If you want a shiny bore so you can take pictures of it to post on the Internet I would highly recommend the procedure.