Need some basic cleaning advice.
I have heard so much about cleaning, I just don't know what to believe. So I have some questions I'd really like some help with to clear up some myths and bad info I have gotten.
1) After barrel break-in is complete, how often does a rifle need cleaning? I am fortunate enough to have a 100 yard range minutes from my house. If I take the time to shoot from various hunting positions, say 3-5 shots a day just to stay "in shape", totaling a box or so a week, would I give my barrel a complete cleaning at the end of the day, after just 3-5 shots, or would I wait until I shoot a box? Two boxes? More, less?
2) Copper solvent kinda scares me. I read a while back if left in the bore too long, the ammonia can eat into the barrel. Is this true? How long is too long, and how would I completely remove it?
I'm sure the answers to these questions will lead to more questions, I really appreciate the time. Thanks for any help!