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Author Topic: Cleaning at the Range  (Read 243 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Cleaning at the Range
« on: June 13, 2020, 07:16:44 PM »
Took several new rifles with me to the range the past two weeks and did the break in method to each rifle....shot then looked down range at the target, tweaked the scope, then cleaned the rifle, used 2 wet patches followed by 4 dry patches...did this for the new rifles (the 6.5 PRC Mossberg) this week did the same thing for the Bergara 308, shot, looked down range through the spotting scope and then tweak the scope then start the cleaning process....the Bergara came back clean also every time....

After I got home on later on Thursday, I got out the targets and looked at them. Set the rifle in the gun vise and tweaked the scope if I had to, then proceeded to cleaned the rest of the rifles, except the new ones that I had, just ran a dry patch through them, before putting them in the gun safes.....

Would like to know your mention of cleaning you rifle after you go to the range.....

I do have a golf tee method, when I fire 3 shots I change color of the tee and put it in the barrel, any navy or black tees, the rifle has to be cleaned before it heads to the range with me again....and I scanned the dang-gum targets in late on Thursday night or very early Friday morning.....

But would like to know you thoughts and methods on cleaning your rifle....maybe we can learn something from each other....thanks...Bo
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Re: Cleaning at the Range
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 08:59:31 AM »
 ##$%#13   ##$%#15  clean guns wtw did not know you had to clean them
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Re: Cleaning at the Range
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 06:45:28 PM »
I was wondering what methods you are using, cleaned three more today and will try and clean 3 tomorrow morning.....and go from there.....
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Re: Cleaning at the Range
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 09:02:49 PM »
I shoot maybe 2-3 guns at a time. I don't really have a system. I don't have a fraction of the guns you do. once a year they all get a once over and of course after every use. they are all in a safe w/ dehumidifier. knock on wood, I've never had a problem
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Re: Cleaning at the Range
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2020, 09:15:02 PM »
after shooting them I give them a cleaning and put them away till the next time I need them
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Re: Cleaning at the Range
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 07:48:12 AM »
If I am just checking my zero I will shoot hopefully 1-2 shots so i count them as my fouling shots on rifles i will be hunting with. I don't have a system per say but after I hit the range I clean each gun that I took inside and out before putting them away. In off season like right now I will go through and wipe down every gun in the safe and check the bore. I have my turkey gun still out that needs a good deep cleaning before i put it up for the year.
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Re: Cleaning at the Range
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 09:10:17 AM »
Blue - That is what I do as well....with different rifles have different fouling requirements...so takes 3 and some takes 5 or 6 rounds.....heck I have had one 22-250 Rem it takes about 15 round before it starts to come in!! and can shot it about 50 times before the groups will start to get larger and it will be time to clean it.....

I will count the fouling shots as shots down the barrel as well.....
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Re: Cleaning at the Range
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 09:23:45 AM »
Blue - That is what I do as well....with different rifles have different fouling requirements...so takes 3 and some takes 5 or 6 rounds.....heck I have had one 22-250 Rem it takes about 15 round before it starts to come in!! and can shot it about 50 times before the groups will start to get larger and it will be time to clean it.....

I will count the fouling shots as shots down the barrel as well.....
Wow!!!15 shots that is crazy to me Bo!! Most of mine are in the 2-5 range then they settle in nice.
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