This! I’m up to almost 1000 rounds on a 223 and she’s still hammering so I’m not touching the bore. Only thing I clean is action, bolt, and I’ll wipe down the outside of gun but the bore doesn’t get touched until groups open up or I get something foreign in the bore i.e. mud or water.I only clean one the groups open up. Otherwise no cleaning for me
I’m not giving anyone a hard time. There’s no wrong answer to the clean or not to clean question. Confidence in your equipment and ability is as important as the equipment itself.Everybody has something that causes their, "Warm Fuzzy Feeling." For me...it's simply knowing that my rifle is clean but will require either a couple of sighting shots to foul the bore to improve accuracy, or not. Dependent on what I am hunting I may decide to not pre foul the bore knowing that the difference may only be an inch or two which at 100 yards which in inconsequential or make sure that I have at least fired a few primers in un powdered and un bulleted cartridges to burn out the oils and leave the bore ready to get it on accurately. To each their own. What works for you, works for you which is all that matters.