When younger I was always told one should clean their rifle. When I was in the Marines there was no question about it what-so-ever. Not so long ago I read an article by a prominent rifle shooting competitor that explained why it's important to keep one's rifle barrel cleaned on a reguler basis. But most recently I'm hearing just the opposite. Some serious shooters say they don't clean their barrel for 600 rounds or more unless of course they get water or dirt ect in the barrel. How often do you clean your barrels? Thanks in advance.
I was taught the same and now that I have the tools to check and compare all things, I clean often, normally every 5 to 10 rounds if possible.
Shooting matches I sometimes didn't clean because there was no time between relays and I couldn't but if I had time, I did before starting the long range (Slow fire relays) But after the matches it was always cleaned as soon as possible.
You are on your own on this one because there is such a wide difference of opinion you will never get a clear consensus.
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