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Posted: 11/19/2008 12:38:54 PM EDT
I have to admit, I haven't cleaned any of mine in a while. I probably should, but I haven't. I shoot new manufacture non-corrosive 7.62x39 ammo through mine so it's not a huge deal. I also don't shoot hundreds of rounds through each. I put two or three mags through each per range trip. I guess I should clean them though. Maybe this weekend...after I get back from the range.  
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 12:58:39 PM EDT
if I shoot more than a mag, I detail the whole thing.  I just can't sleep knowing my gun is dirty
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:02:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:08:14 PM EDT
I have a sort of obsessive thing about dirty guns. I cant even go poo upon ariving home from the range without cleaning my guns first, so far it hasnt been a problem
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:11:18 PM EDT
Do you clean your dick after sex? Same thing with a gun....If you want to use it again and expect it to work, you better clean it.....
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:54:49 PM EDT
Yeah, I clean them each time.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:24:54 PM EDT
I clean AKs religiously - once a year or every 5K shots, whichever comes first.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:41:22 PM EDT
Yup, clean mine after each range session.  Bugs me if I don't.  I don't get crazy though, just a patch or 2 through the bore and a quick wipe-down of the internals.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:43:18 PM EDT
Absolutely - every time.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:26:29 PM EDT
Not for the need- but for the pure fun- I shoot it -then get to play with it some more before putting her away.....
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:30:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:36:12 PM EDT
Bore snake it.....
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:39:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex? Same thing with a gun....If you want to use it again and expect it to work, you better clean it.....


I had a latina girlfriend that got all pissed if I didn't want to go to bed all glazed.  I always clean my firearms after shooting, but I don't always detail strip them.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:53:12 PM EDT
Army training (1960s) = clean it as soon after firing as practical, every time. So I still do.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:57:40 PM EDT
i voted no because it's usually a once a year or more type thing. usually 2-4k through it before i clean.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:34:04 PM EDT
a clean gun will never jamb because it was dirty.  I keep ALL my guns cleaned and lubed up properly.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:34:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 4:36:14 PM EDT by BB]
I dont clean my go-to guns very often; only if I have extra time at the range so I can shoot a mag through afterwards. Taking things apart and then putting them back together without a live fire function check on a "working" gun gives me the heebie-jeebies.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:37:15 PM EDT
I have one WASR that I don't ever clean and 3 Lancasters I clean after every shoot.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:46:12 PM EDT
I always clean every firearm after I shoot it. No ifs ands or buts.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:16:22 PM EDT
i clean mine as much as i clean my other guns
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:19:17 PM EDT
Cleaning my guns is therapeutic, and usually a good way to get quiet time to myself.  I admit that I spend more time fondling my firearms more than cleaning them.  My wife will never understand...
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:05:40 PM EDT
do more wear to them by cleaning (like cleaning barrel) if you only shoot 30 rounds and clean each range trip than if you dont.  No harm.

Its an AK, I only clean after a ton of rounds OR if i shoot corrosive i clean right after
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:06:07 PM EDT
I clean after a long day shooting.  If I've only put a mag or two through it, i don't.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:21:52 PM EDT
I only clean them becuase of the corrosive ammo I shoot. If the ammo was non corrosive, I would have an extra 12 hours a month to do something much more enjoyable than cleaning AKs.

Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex? Same thing with a gun....If you want to use it again and expect it to work, you better clean it.....


Comparing an AK to your pocket rocket does not make any friggin sense. But what ever lifts your skirt, I guess.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:40:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex? Same thing with a gun....If you want to use it again and expect it to work, you better clean it.....


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 6:47:03 PM EDT
My AKs have ruined me. I used to clean everything within a week or so of shooting, now it may months if I remember at all. I had my 92FS jamming a lot once, and I couldn't figure out what was wrong with the damn thing. Oh yeah, it was totally dry and hadn't been cleaned in 8 months.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:08:00 PM EDT
I didn't before then my SAR2 rusted shut after shooting commercial ammo.  Barnual and wolf.  Had to use my foot to get it open.

With the cheap corrosive stuff, you bet.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:41:22 PM EDT
I don't do a drill sergeant approved cleaning but I do clean after every range trip.  Take care of your guns and they will take care of you.  This was drilled into me back when I wore funny green clothes and worked long hours for low pay.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 9:22:28 PM EDT
Yes and no. When I get a hair up my ass, sure. Normally, no.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 7:45:33 AM EDT
Yes, well usually yes

I have been trying corrosionX on my rifles.  Usually my FSC47 brake shows a lot of rust the day after shooting corrosive ammo if i dont clean.

Its been 4 days after i shot ~300 rds of bulgy thru my tantal.  There is absolutely no sign of rust on the entire rifle.  The last 2 mag in the rifle were shot very fast, in an attempt to shoot off the corrosionX.  

I enjoy cleaning these rifles and loading magazines
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:21:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex? Same thing with a gun....If you want to use it again and expect it to work, you better clean it.....


Depends on who I'm sleeping with
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 8:49:50 AM EDT
I usually only clean my AK when I clean the others.  If I shoot it by itself, no chance.  Never shot corrosive 7.62x39, so I am not too worried.  My SAR2 with milsurp gets the OCD treatment immediately after shooting––windex, hot water, wipe it all down, reinspect, repeat...
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 11:58:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 11:58:57 AM EDT by dixiedawg]
Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex?



Anal, or vaginal?

It's kinda like the corrosive/non corrosive thing.  
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:12:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dixiedawg:
Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex?



Anal, or vaginal?

It's kinda like the corrosive/non corrosive thing.  


Link Posted: 11/20/2008 12:24:21 PM EDT
With my AK's I usually get around to cleaning within a week or so of shooting them.  If it's corrosive ammo then I clean it within a day or so.  No rush, but I try not to neglect them either.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:47:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex? Same thing with a gun....If you want to use it again and expect it to work, you better clean it.....


No I go to sleep.  

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:35:40 PM EDT
I clean them right after I shoot them. No matter what type of ammo I shoot. I have this irrational fear that my Drill Instructor will come through the door and make me do mountain climbers if I don't have my weapon clean.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:29:08 PM EDT
I felt bad for not cleaning my AK after the last shoot after reading this thead, so I just cleaned her good.

Scrubbed her with a toothbrush in a mud puddle, soaked a bootlace with oil and ran it through the barrel a few times, rinsed it off in the creek and lubed her up with engine grease.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:37:43 PM EDT
Nope.  Then again I don't clean my AR's either.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:42:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rube79:
Originally Posted By dixiedawg:
Originally Posted By garrotter:
Do you clean your dick after sex?



Anal, or vaginal?

It's kinda like the corrosive/non corrosive thing.  




Is ass to mouth considered cleaning?
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 4:50:31 AM EDT
Yeah, I clean them.
It bugs me too much if I don't
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 10:57:36 AM EDT
Back when ammo was $71.00 for 1K I could afford to shoot them so much I had to clean more often.

Have had a number of AK stop working because they were so dirty, some may find it hard to beleive this but AK if they get two dirty will start to act up a little.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 11:17:49 AM EDT
I clean mine.

Anything worth having is worth taking care of.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 11:54:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 1:40:30 PM EDT
I usually clean em within a month or 2 of shooting them.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:09:50 PM EDT
I clean them weeks after I've shot them.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:25:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/21/2008 2:26:08 PM EDT by MrCustomAR]
is monarch ammo corrosive?? anyone know?

does it say on box if it is?
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:43:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Originally Posted By Fields_Overseer:
if I shoot more than a mag, I detail the whole thing.  I just can't sleep knowing my gun is dirty


It's a disease, I swear.

I think I'll probably wear my guns out from taking them apart and putting them back together.



You just need an industrial strength dish washer

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