Thanks for all the responses and advice!
If I could add on another newbie question without starting another thread...do you guys use stainless steel cleaning rods for your bores? That is what I've been using in the 2-3 times I've cleaned the bore, and I've been noticing scratches on the rod, presumably from rubbing against the rifling. Also, it takes some serious elbow grease to force the bore brush down the bore. Should I be using a composite bore rod, so as not to damage the chamber throat or rifling? Also, is cleaning after each range visit of 50-100 rounds too frequent?