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Never clean your rifle until groups open up. More barrels are trashed by cleaning that anything else. Some barrels shoot better with a little copper in them, so leave it there. If your rifle will not group before shooting 10-20 shots it's talking to you so keep your mouth shut an listen as bullet holes do not know how to lie. B-4
Excellent tip on the patch jar and jag. I've been using high temp bearing grease for some time now. I would suspect that's the red stuff he used but much more costly. I small container of grease from an auto parts store will last a very long time and is cheap. I'm not familiar with shooters choice, but will be. Thanks for the post!
I've been using bearing grease also for a long time now. Not only does it handle high temperatures but it's waterproof.
So you guys are telling me I should NOT be cleaning my rifle after I get home from the range? I thought the wide patterns initially were just me settling into the rhythm of the task. I had rifle and pistol pretty much beaten into my thick skull by a Gunny at Quantico. I come home and run a fancy barrel snake through it several rimes then I run oily patches through it till they come out clean. (As I was taught) Guess next time I go I won't clean the barrel after I get home.What about my pistols? I usually run 100 - 200 rounds of WinClean through them at a setting. Should I leave off cleaning the Glock and the Jericho? Matt? What do you say?BTW, they were arguing this topic over at Herschel's place a coupla days ago.
On rifles - what B4 said.Semi-auto pistols - depends. There is no telling how many rounds you can put through a Glock, unless you are shooting black powder.
Hi Mike and Matt....'Don't know this "Shooters' Choice" stuff, never heard of it either. "HOPPE'S #9" is what I have used since I bought my first can at the Land of Sports here in Hammond back in the late 50's!!! "Coolie' ideas about soaking yer patches and pouring the stuff over yer brushes....Got Gunz.....OUTLAW!!!,III%,skybill-out
I do kinda feel like he's overdoing it a bit...and I didn't watch even half of it.Still, one thing I've become far more cognizant of over the years is that having a bond with your firearm, or any other kind of equipment, is not really a matter of set procedures but of developing a sensitivity to the particulars of your own unique situation. So I don't worry to much about what other people are doing 'wrong' if it works.When it's not working and they keep doing it, that's when I get antsy.
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