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Gun cleaning frequency?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by phirel, May 28, 2007.

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  1. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    Joe- Do you really clean your gun after every time you shoot? How long does it take you to shoot a round of 25 including the 25 times you clean your gun?

    I almost always clean my gun when I get home after a shoot. Many shoots are one day events but others last several days.

    Pat Ireland
     
  2. trevorh

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    after every day i shoot so if it is a multiple day shoot i will clean it atleast once for everyday
     
  3. bkms

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    I clean the barrel after each day of shooting on all of mine, perazzi, guerini, remingtons and benelli's. My dad was the type who cleaned his in and out even if it was shot one shell. I only break it down all the way (1100 and benelli's) when i see an accumlation. Bob...........
     
  4. bcnu

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    I used to clean my gun after every days shooting but this past year have not been so on the ball. Usually about once a month now unless it was raining when I was shooting, in which case it gets cleaned right after the event. I shoot a super x now. I also know guys that will clean their guns once a year if they need to or not lol. You know who you are. John
     
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    Barrell gets cleaned in my 1187 after every day of shooting. The gun will tell me when it must be broken down and cleaned by the way it ejects a shell; usually after about 300 rounds. The trigger group comes out maybe twice a year.
    Jim G
     
  6. SShooterZ

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    I give a general cleaning every time I shoot.

    Once in awhile, I strip down the action, trigger, etc and really scour it.

    Have my 1100 in pieces right now being cleaned.
     
  7. goose2

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    My guns are my pride and joy, not to mention an absession. I love taking them apart after every day of shooting. To me a day of shooting trap or hunting is not finished before the gun is cleaned from top to bottom. I have was schooled by my father to always clean the gun after each use.
     
  8. ljutic73

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    I shoot a Ljutic X73 and a Browning Superposed ST-100 and clean them after each day's events before I put them away in my Browning/Pelican Travel Vault. I swab the bbl's before and after I use them and shoot a shot of Browning Oil down the barrels and a light misting on the exteriors of each before I put them away. Then before shooting them, I wipe them down, swab the bbl's, lube the hinge pins with STOS. Been following this routine for 30 years....no rust..no pitting.

    Ron Burr
     
  9. drunk_again

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    i clean my gun on a 800 mega hertz frequency.
     
  10. miketmx

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    I do the same things as Ron. It must be an Alberta thing but I use Breakfree CLP instead of oil.
     
  11. Prescott Gene

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    Your supposed to clean them???

    Actually, come to think of it, Every time I pull the trigger, I clean the barrel (with a brand new Federal Wad).

    My K-80 does see a bit of cleaning about once a year just before the Grand Pacific. It really doesnt get that dirty, must be those Federal Papers!!!

    Gene
     
  12. shot410ga

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    Maybe, my Ljutic gets a barrel scrub every 5000 rounds. The guts, once every couple years.
     
  13. coyote268

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    I'm with Ikey, almost the same amount of time gunsmithing and I have come up with the same answer. With my 1100 Competition I do use a chamber brush on it every time I shoot it. Remington did not do a very good job of polishing the chamber I feel. Anyway, you can not over clean them. Just my .02.
    Dan
     
  14. smartass

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    This thread might not have accomplished much, but at least it did give Ikey a chance to bragg about his high-dollar guns. I'm sure that was good for his ego.
     
  15. ljutic73

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    Mike...I gotta find some TriFlo....used it years ago but it's hard to find here. CLP BreakFree is good stuff too.
     
  16. 97STR

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    Phil,
    I clean immediately after each shoot. White vinegar down the barrel until clean, wheel bearing grease on the hinge ( I bought a pounds in '65 it goes a long way) oil with any leftover oil I have laying around. Metal wire brush any mold or fuzz on the last inch of the barrel. At the end of the trap league I apply a heavy coat of break free.

    Firearm a NEF hammered single shot. I am not kidding about the cleaning method, although it IS a little different than the others on this thresd
     
  17. JoeBerg

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    I usually clean the XT during the week when I'm down in the basement with the baseball game or with one of the NASCAR shows on Speed Channel on; I agree that BreakFree in the aerosol can is my general purpose gun juice of choice these days. JoeBerg
     
  18. Ken X

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    About once a month or maybe every 1000 rds., thats plenty. The rest of you must have a lot of extra time on your hands. I'm lucky I have time to work, reload and shoot!
     
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