Re: cleaning how often
I shoot mainly sporter rifles, a 30-06, 308 and 7x57. I practice, mostly with milsurp up to 300yds. I have an accuracy/hunting load for each. I shoot an 'accuracy'(1.25" or better 100@yds) group about every 50-60 rds. When accuracy falls off over 1.5", I clean. this is usually around 150rds for two and over that for the other. I think thats guns should be cleaned when they need it. I also think that many are cleaned more than need be. capt david
"It's not how hard you hit 'em, it's where you hit 'em." The 30-06 will, with the right bullet, successfully take any game animal in North America up to 300yds. Get closer!