Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > General Discussion

General Discussion Must wear red or OD green socks to participate. I can't see your socks, please be honest.


Reply

do you clean your bore after every shot?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-15-2011, 05:39 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 20
do you clean your bore after every shot?

Just a curiousity killed the cat question but how many of you guys swab your bore out after every shot when your sighting in a scope or a new load you made. Im not a long range hunter just a long range shooter since where I live you cant even hunt with a hi powered rifle except for coyotes. I clean my barrel after every shot in both cases. I read something about that a long time ago and the article stuck in my mind and made some sense so started doin it ever since.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-15-2011, 05:59 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,389
Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

Quote:
Originally Posted by uzi 4 u View Post
Just a curiousity killed the cat question but how many of you guys swab your bore out after every shot when your sighting in a scope or a new load you made. Im not a long range hunter just a long range shooter since where I live you cant even hunt with a hi powered rifle except for coyotes. I clean my barrel after every shot in both cases. I read something about that a long time ago and the article stuck in my mind and made some sense so started doin it ever since.
On a barrel break in I will clean every shot for 10 rounds then every 3 shots till 20 rounds, then after that I will not clean it again until one of two things happens. My accurcy starts to decline or I get to 200 rounds. This is by no means a rule just my personal system.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-16-2011, 11:51 AM
kc kc is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Swartz creek Mi
Posts: 969
Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

I find all my rifles shoot better after the barrel is fould a little and than they get a good cleaning
and one or two shots and a dry patch, just a tich of Remington oil.
__________________
Keith Sage.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-16-2011, 12:07 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Allegan, MI
Posts: 1,181
Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

I shoot one or two fouling shots and then groups with that fouled barrel. That's the only way Iv'e ever done it and when the rifle goes out hunting it gets one down the pipe before the hunt starts and isn't cleaned until the hunt is over. I do just the opposite with a ML and want the first shot on the button with a clean barrel. I swab with a dry patch and pop a couple primers in the empty barrel before loading it for the hunt.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: utah
Posts: 366
Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

most lr guys will not do more than light wipe to get the excess carbon out of a barrel for around 200 to 350 rounds. the reason for this is simple: no bore is perfect and copper makes good bondo.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-16-2011, 01:05 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,817
Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

I thoroughly clean my stainless steel barrels every 30 to 50 rounds with BoreTech Eliminator. I then store them leaving the bore wet with BTE. When I am ready to shoot that rifle again, I run a few wet and 5 or so dry patches to completely dry the barrel out and go shoot. We just tested this with a buddys rifle a few days ago. First 3 were spot on for elevation and a group under 2" at 550 yards. I do not claim this to work for every rifle, but the more I test it the more confidence I have on first round hits with a freshly cleaned bore with BTE.

Also I have found that chrome Moly barrels to be more prone to need fouling shots to come in. But I rarely hunt with factory tubes these days.

Also some rifes will go longer before really needing cleaning. Especially smaller calibers. A rifle will tell you as it will start loosing accuracy. I document this and try to clean before I see the loss for two reasons. One, I don't wish to take the chance the next shot is it if I am hunting. Two, I really don't like the thought of letting my bore build that much fouling. I would rather keep it clean and consistant.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vandergrift PA
Posts: 1,198
Re: do you clean your bore after every shot?

Depends IMHO. I have some barrels that after a proper break in I clean ever 30-40 shots I have some guns that only need it every 100-120 shots. the break in is the important part and also the one that people seem to over look the most.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: do you clean your bore after every shot?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you hunt with a clean bore? deermaster Muzzleloader Hunting 24 04-15-2014 05:21 PM
Bore Snake... A better way to clean??? shortpants Gunsmithing 18 12-08-2012 09:09 PM
clean bore shots ? zookman Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 01-25-2011 07:00 PM
Cold bore shot group vs Warm bore shot group Alan Griffith Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 24 06-07-2010 11:58 AM
Is the bore clean ? cva54 The Basics, Starting Out 6 11-30-2009 03:17 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 31.96%
70 Votes
NO - 51.14%
112 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.89%
37 Votes
Total Votes: 219
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC