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gun cleaning after trap shooting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bens gun, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. Bens gun

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    Just got a mx8 its had two boxes of shells fired through it.It was used as a backup gun, and the guy has not shot it for the past three years. I would like to know , whats recommended after shooting two or three rounds of trap, What would be step by step proced. Thanks for your help!! Ben
     
  2. Chipmaker

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    when its cold out make sure you let it warm back up to room temp then wipe it down with a oily rag and runs bore snake or swab with oil down the bore. Winter is the worst time they condensate like a Bi&%H.
     
  3. EuroJoe

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    Leave it in the case until room temperature, stops condensation
     
  4. mrskeet410

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    "Leave it in the case until room temperature, stops condensation"

    Never heard that before. I'll give it a try.

    BTW - I wipe down the outside. Unless it has been in the rain, I do nothing else. So far, so good.
     
  5. chipking

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    I use a RIG pad (sheepskin pad) Treated with RIG. After I get done shooting I do a good wipedown all over the broken down gun (stock and forearm included)and pull a bore snake with CLP through the bores. When I get home I open the cases and set the guns on the shelf. The next day I do a good cleaning (make sure to get off all the old grease), punch the bore with CLP until clean patches appear and wipe down again with the RIG pad. I don't reapply grease or oil until I get ready to shoot the next time.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  6. pdq

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    Nothing different about that gun. "Shoot zeee gun, you clean zeee gun". Run a bore snake once or twice to get the barrel(s) mirror bright, then a wooley bugger sprayed with lube. Clean all parts, then a thin film of grease on all contact points. Reassemble,go over the exterior with a Rem-Lube wipe. Quick and easy, the key is to do it every time often. If I shoot the gun Saturday and/or Sunday, cleaning it is part of Sunday afternoon.

    Pete
     
  7. Jon Reitz

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    I believe that condensation is actually more likely to form on guns in the July/August timeframe than in the winter. JMO.

    Jon Reitz
     
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