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Cleaning your gun

Postby gtk » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:39 pm

Two questions:

1. Do you clean your guns barrel after shooting.. I mean really clean it with a solvent to remove copper, or do you just wipe a oily rag thru the barrel? How important do you think this is?

2. During deer season, do you clean your gun often, wiping it down good?

I don't do the solvent down the barrel that often. Maybe once a year after sighting it in. I will take it down and clean the bolt & everything really good. My .270 and Warrens .243 don't really seem to foul the barrel much. The .45-70 on the other hand, look plum nasty down the barrel after shooting it..

During hunting season, especially if I'm hunting several days in a row, I will not clean my gun with anything except a clean rag, unless the gun has gotten wet.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby jbullard1 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:11 pm

The muzzleloaders and cap and ball revolver get a thorough cleaning every time they are shot. 45 70 and 30 06 have a bore snake pulled thru them after they are shot then a lightly oiled patch pulled through the bore. If they get wet then they are torn completly down, dried, cleaned, lubed and put back together
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby Part Time Hunter » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:30 am

I clean my gun often to prevent rust but I don't do the solvent until the end of deer season. I look at the barrel every now and then and clean it with a patch if it needs it, but it shoots pretty clean. If I hunt in the rain the whole gun gets extra attention at the end of the day.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby leepurvis » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:54 am

I do the same as Jerry with the bore snake and lightly oiled patch and will break it down if it gets wet. I don't do a thorough cleaning until the end of the season.

On the muzzleloader, I shoot 777 and swab it down after shooting, but once again don't do a thorough cleaning until the season is over.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby WGbuckfever » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:06 am

Good after season cleaning. Smoke pole gets cleaned same day I shot it.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby bt58 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:50 pm

I've found my rifle not to shoot accurately without a fouling shot after cleaning it. Mine doesn't get a good thorough cleaning until after the season.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby iveygun3 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:37 am

I'm with jb1 clean guns shoot more accurate and last many times longer.
I'm a gun cleaning freak and have 2 16" toolboxes full of cleaning supplies.
Boresnakes are almost as good as a shirt pocket too.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby gtk » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:42 am

iveygun3 wrote:Boresnakes are almost as good as a shirt pocket too.

what do you mean?
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby iveygun3 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:54 am

they are fast and do a good quick cleaning job. if you don't have at least one you need to try it. I have probably 8-10 pistol, rifle , and shotgun snakes Love-em
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby gtk » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:01 am

iveygun3 wrote:Love-em

thats what I was looking for :)

I have one for my .270 and love it as well.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby iveygun3 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:13 am

one of the greatest inventions for the gun industry and probably cost less than a dollar to make, but i'll pay the 5-6 bucks for them, due to the simple fact of "They Work" and it is what i need, something that works.
:idea: They make great Christmas gifts as well.
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Re: Cleaning your gun

Postby cooper » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:58 pm

My rifles with factory barrels, don't shoot as consistent with completely clean barrels. My rifle with the Shilen select barrel, will shoot about the same whether clean or dirty. But it really becomes the 1/2 inch shooter when its squeaky clean...
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