How Often Do You Clean Your Guns

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  1. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nearest one is about 30 minutes away. Furthest distance is 100 yards and they only have five lanes at that distance. As you can imagine, a guy could wait hours just to get a chance to shoot. Next closest is around 1 1/2 hours away. Never been there before but I've heard they are both a zoo.
     
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    You NEED a trip to Colorado.
     
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  3. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I need to move anywhere other than where I am.
     
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    You need to send that thing to me, I promise to shoot it, clean it, and send it back to you!
     
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    I'll bet it's a zoo of careless rapid-fire types too. You need to get yourself some land! ;)
     
  6. Jeff Brown

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    My muzzleloaders probably get " a cleaning" more so than other guns.
    My skeet gun gets used 8 times a month sometimes 10 with a minimum of 2 boxes of rounds per gauge.
    It gets a good wipe down after each use. Especially during summer use and sweaty hands.
    I mop the barrels with solvent and oil about twice a month.

    My rifles are cleaned after each substantial use. Do I clean after 6 shots? NO
    But after a couple days of some 3 gun YES.
    I do not use brass brushes on rifled barrels.
    I have an ultrasonic cleaner I use on barrels that does a great job.
    I clean rifle barrels when accuracy warrants it.

    EVERYRHING gets inspected and wiped down 3 times per year
     
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    I've been looking at property in Golden Valley tonight. You might want to do the same... There's a very nice outdoor range there, and at $12k for a 20 acre parcel, it's awfully attractive. In a butt-ugly desert sort of way, of course. ;)
     
  8. Firpo

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    Now that's just a weeeeeee bit remote. I don't even think you could find a jackrabbit out there. ;)

    Ya know I could live just about anywhere, the only problem is finding work for both Linda and myself. That of course has to follow a few things getting cleared up at home.
     
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    I thought you were an outside sales guy; where you live really isn't important, so long as your customers are happy. We have lots of jackrabbits, and they all need someone to let a little daylight into them. I think you're just the man for the job.

    What does Linda do? We have a lot of job opportunities here...
     
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    Linda has a masters degree in special education (and $150K in student loans). She is very good at what she does and was just offered a position with the Santa Ana School District starting up a new department. Me, I just need someone to pay me to sell stuff to other people.
     
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    After every shot or whenever I feel necessary doing it. Not a fix schedule.
     
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    I clean my gun when I get home after shooting them.If I'm tired I'll usually clean them the next day or before I shoot them again.Especially 22's ,the ammo makes them real dirty.
     
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    I always wipe them down on the outside, but I don't always clean the action or bore especially when I will be shooting them again very soon.

    an exception is my deer rifle. I check the scope in it each fall, when I am happy, I clean the bore and fire one or two more shots to foul it. Then I don't clean the bore for the rest of the hunting season. Even if I shoot it two or three times, I still don't clean the bore until the last day of the season, when I clean it inside and out
     
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    Now I like the desert look, and what better backdrop for a shooting range? If I had the cash and could travel, I would love an opportunity like that. I think the dry air and the heat would do me a world of good. Let's see, I woke up at 6:30 this morning to 16* temperatures and it's only going to be mid-30s today. Brrrrr.....
     
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    It might be helpful, or not. While the summers are quite hot (though cooler than my current location), it's windy and dusty. There's also the minor difficulty of obtaining water - most parts of the valley have none available except via truck. Residents typically have a water tank and a water hauling trailer.
     
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