I've seen this brought up a few times and I've debated bringing this up as it would be comprehensive debate, of which I have limited resource for. But I'll bring it up anyhow because I believe it's a pertinent debate that many here can learn and benefit from. I put several thousands of rounds down range a month, yet I probably clean the barrel of my gun the least. The following is written by one of our industry barrel subject matter experts, Wil Shuemann. Which does a better write up than I'm able.