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Posted: 3/22/2006 9:01:49 PM EDT
I've shot about 90 shots through my chrome-lined 16", and then cleaned when I got home.

Shot another 100, and then cleaned when I got home that day.

Should I be cleaning this often since it is new? I'd love to get out of cleaning my bore tomorrow after I shoot because it's a pain in the ass.

So talk me out of it ;)
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:18:30 PM EDT
Chrome lined barrels can take a beating, its really not necessary to give your barrel a good scrubbing until your groups start to suffer, usually a thousand rounds later, run a bore snake with some CLP through it every 300+ rounds or so.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 9:36:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hylton:
Chrome lined barrels can take a beating, its really not necessary to give your barrel a good scrubbing until your groups start to suffer, usually a thousand rounds later, run a bore snake with some CLP through it every 300+ rounds or so.



Alright thanks. I'll hold off until I go to the range again on the 1st. Probably 300 rounds or so later
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:18:42 PM EDT
my friend has run 700 rounds of wolf thru his bushmaster in one sitting and put it away with out cleaning it. it didnt give him any problems the next trip out to the range.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 10:32:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Visable-assassin:
my friend has run 700 rounds of wolf thru his bushmaster in one sitting and put it away with out cleaning it. it didnt give him any problems the next trip out to the range.

Link Posted: 3/23/2006 2:50:22 AM EDT
Years ago guys around here ran their ARs till they stopped, placing thousands (3K+) of rounds thru their rifles without cleaning them.

The round counts noted by those above ain't shit.

Mike

ps - YMMV, I was always taught to keep my firearms clean.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:57:25 AM EDT
I got a friend who doesn't clean his but a couple times a year or if he has a problem. It will still run with no problems. Of course I'm not talking cover your shots up with a dime at 100 yards. Most of it is practice and CQB type 3 gun matches.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:12:56 AM EDT
Gotcha. Well that's nice to know.

As you can tell, I'm fairly new to firearms, but I always clean my guns after I'm done using them. For the money I spent, I want them looking nice, and functioning the way they should.

But at least I can skip cleaning the bore once in a while, since that's the messiest and most time consuming.

Everything else will get a good scrubbing though.
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