Originally Posted by Canadian Bushman
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.