I got a 17vs last week and I also bought a boresnake (.17 cal) and I ran it through before I shot the rifle and I could not pull the thing through. With the muzzle pointed downward I had to stand on the boresnake with my boot and pull the rifle up to get this thing through the bore. I did this again after about 10 shots and the same thing. The third time I attempted it the boresnake broke (the small part in between the brass weight and the big part of the snake). What gives? Has anyone else had this much trouble with the snake?