Cleaning grease question
I have a Lyman's Great Plains Rifle .50 Hawken copy. I hadn't shot it in a while. Decided to take it and smoke up the county. I snapped some caps with the tissue trick to make sure I was getting fire through the hole and went to shoot.
Loaded her up and had this vagrant thought of maybe doing a powder/patch first just to make sure everything was okay. I didn't and I got my first ball pull job since I started shooting BP way back in 73 or 74. I didn't even have one so I had to go to BPS and buy one. Put the barrell in a bucket of water and pulled the ball the next day.
Cleaned the barrel today how I was trained, boiling hot soapy water and let it air dry. Now the question, do you use some kind of grease after cleaning? And what?
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that. Shane
Nemo me impune lacesset
We recall the case of the Shoshone war band which showed up complete with one 30-30 rifle per man the week after Pearl Harbor, and simply wanted to have the enemy pointed out to them. "We hear there's a war going on and we want to go fight it." Jeff Cooper