Since I only shoot lead rounds like Federal, Remington Thunderbolts, Winchester Wildcats etc. I'm really not that elaborate with the cleaning. I usually just give it a quick spray of the Castrol/Hoppes field cleaner-lube, with a cotton patch and leave it at that. (in both revolvers and rifles)
Another thing I want to know is what exactly causes "barrel pitting"? I have to say I've always felt ok in the world of .22's with just an abbreviated cleaning. Am I wrong?