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Old 01-04-2016, 11:50 PM   #1
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Just looking for thoughts on when/how often you clean your hunting rifle. I like to think I am meticulous on keeping my guns clean. I clean them after each trip to the range during the off season. I do not clean my hunting rifles after the last range trip before the season starts and regardless of how many rounds I put through them during the season, they don't get cleaned again until the season ends. I worry about that occasional first round flyer from a clean barrel. What do you guys do? Thanks
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Just looking for thoughts on when/how often you clean your hunting rifle. I like to think I am meticulous on keeping my guns clean. I clean them after each trip to the range during the off season. I do not clean my hunting rifles after the last range trip before the season starts and regardless of how many rounds I put through them during the season, they don't get cleaned again until the season ends. I worry about that occasional first round flyer from a clean barrel. What do you guys do? Thanks
I do the same as you. To add in if it rains I will wipe down what got wet so my barrel or parts don't rust.
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I do the same - after the "cleanout" shot and checking/tweaking zero before hunting season, I don't clean the bore until after the season.

And a quick reminder - clean any blood off any blued surfaces asap.
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Usually only clean it at the end of the season, or if it gets wet... which here lately is pretty damn often.
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Clean mine good after end of season, wipe down each time they may get wet, 1 range session before season and a good cleaning afterward.
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