I clean because I live in an area surrounded by saltwater. It has little to do with accuracy. My guns all get thoroughly cleaned and oiled after shooting and before storage. Otherwise we’re talking rust city after just a few days. The guys who never clean, aren’t your worried about rust/pitting?
Oops, hit post without the quote.I like to use a bore snake with the brushes removed after I wipe the lug recess’ to make sure I’m not pushing shit into the bore. And will use the same with a little oil for long term storage on blued barrels.
If it actually gets wet I will definitely pull from stock to clean under. Otherwise I just pull once in a blue moon to clean under the stock. The bore and the rest of the exposed metal always gets cleaned and oiled for storage tho.Oops, hit post without the quote.
SDHNTR, this was a directed at you.
Do you think that this would be sufficient, are you pulling your stock as well to clean and dry the barreled action?
Oh the drama. I’m starting to the there are many millennials posting here-lol. Is there no limit to their fool hardy nature?Does anyone else get a weird anxiety when it comes to cleaning your rifle? I don't know why but seems like I start to get nervous when the rifle gets set on the bench for cleaning. Part of me thinks there's no way I could do anything to that hardened steel barrel with a brass brush, brass jag, and cloth patch especially nothing comparable to a bullet going down the barrel at XX,XXX psi but another part of me thinks that even though I'm using a bore guide, one piece coated rod, and always cleaning from breach to muzzle, the second that patch gets a little hard to push that I'm somehow going to rub the rifling or nick the crown in some crazy way and ruin my nice shooting rifle forever.
Anyone else have this complex or am I just way too OCD with this?
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On the other hand, some of my hunting buddies don't even brother wiping their guns down after we have been hunting in the rain. They tell me they can't remember when was the last time they cleaned their gun. To each their own.