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Old 01-27-2014, 09:48 PM
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Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

I clean every time I shoot, unless I am checking zero for a hunt. Then I leave it dirty.

I really struggle with storing a dirty gun.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:49 PM
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Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

I was super particular with cleaning regiments for a long time. Then I realized my guns shoot WAY better after 5-15 rounds and is good until between 40-75. So now I shoot them dirty until I know I'm going to store them for awhile, then I clean them for the long sit. But the more shooting I do and the more I learn, the longer I'm letting them stay fouled.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:47 AM
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Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

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Just wondering how often you guys like to clean your barrel? I know everyone has their own means and methods, and if you feel like describing it, i will definitely read it.
No specific round count for me. I try to clean them all faithfully at least once a year. On my hunting rigs that can be 20 rouds or less on my varmint rigs and AR's it can be once every several hundred rounds or more.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:44 AM
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Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

So i guess its more of finding what a particular barrel likes more than a set idea of when to clean. Is that a fair statement?
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:16 PM
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So i guess its more of finding what a particular barrel likes more than a set idea of when to clean. Is that a fair statement?
To an extent. For me the biggest difference is CM vs Stainless. I just don't worry about my stainless rigs as much as those which are not. Since I started using Machine Gunner's Lube I don't even worry about them a whole lot because it's doing an excellent job of rust prevention.

It also depends greatly on the intent of the rig. My long range rigs will get more attention than the others but even with them as soon as I finish cleaning them I'll fire a couple of foulers and leave a bit of oil in the bore for storage to reduce corrosion problems.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:17 AM
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Re: How often do you clean your barrel?

there's a Poll Option missing .... when the groups open up or when the barrel dictates it
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:03 PM
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there's a Poll Option missing .... when the groups open up or when the barrel dictates it
Sorry bout that, i didnt think of it at the time.
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