I'm embarresed to post this, but I feel like I have too. Everybody at some point had to learn this. Lets say I somewhat know how to clean a rifle, basically the bore. What I usually do is follow the instructions on the back of the Remington Bore Cleaner bottle. I use remington bore cleaner, rem oil, gunmaster(?) cleaning set, and gunmaster patches. It doesnt seem to be cleaning right, I dont know this... its just I have that feeling. What I really want to know is how do I properly clean a rifle. What should I use? How should I do it, from step to step. I have a Stevens Model 200 30-06, and I use a .270 bore brush, it fits in nice obviously. Its pretty snug when I put a half patch (I cut the gunmaster patch in half because I think thats what it says). Should I put the patch on the brush and run it through, even when it is really snug (along with following the instructions). I'm seriously lost and confused and I need a big hand from someone or somepeople. Thanks to whoever helps me, and i'm very sorry if this was already posted. P.S. I use Remington/cheaper things because it is the only things I can currently get my hands on. I have already fired the rifle a good amount and I dont feel good about this situation (cleaning and so on).