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Deep Cleaning

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by deckart, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. deckart

    deckart TS Member

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    I wanted to find out what the average amount of shooting is done before one takes the stock off their O/U and does a deep cleaning and oiling?? Once a year? 10,000 rounds? Any suggestions. Thanks deckart
     
  2. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I do mine at the start of each season regardless of rounds. Then at the first sign of any problems ex. light primer hit failure to set secound shot, cocking issues anything that just aint right. XT built in 2000, rnds thru ? I bought used.
     
  3. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I probably do mine every 3K-5K rounds. If one of them gets wet, it gets it that night. Degrease, re lube, wax and seal stock. If wet, the wood gets put under a fan for the night before waxing.
     
  4. Jon Reitz

    Jon Reitz Well-Known Member

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    Shooting Coach,
    What sort of wax do you use?
     
  5. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    I use Birchwood casey Gunstock wax. I apply a good coat of wax to the inletted and recoil pad side of the stock, and inside of forearm. Even my $6K Crown Krieghoff stock was not finished in these areas.

    Degreasing reciever, forend iron and barrel assy' with Brake Cleaner, blowing out with air hose (watch for pins and clips that may fallor be blown out!) and properly lubing gun makes it last so much longer. My K-80 has over 1/4 million rounds through it, conservatively figuring 32K rounds per ton of shot, and is just now broken in.
     
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