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Posted: 8/18/2004 6:30:01 PM EDT
The bore that is?

Often, occasionally, never? Hundreds of rounds or thousands of rounds?
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:34:04 PM EDT
When the spirit moves me.

Usually every few hundred rounds. YMMV
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:34:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:34:46 PM EDT
As often as I clean my AK

Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:37:44 PM EDT
clean the bore on a rimfire???????

well, since i use jacketed ammo exlusively (except when I don't)... i don't. I just wipe em down and keep em oiled.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:41:39 PM EDT

I always do a "quick and dirty" cleaning
at the range when I'm done with any of
my weapons (couple of patches, swab out
the chamber, etc).

This is because I know that I am terrible
about keeping up with "proper" cleanings.

Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:42:52 PM EDT
w/in a day or two of taking it out shooting, everything is cleaned.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:50:18 PM EDT
i tend to neglect cleaning towards my 10\22.

i shoot it often and still runs fine after thousands of rounds....

i better go clean it.

anyway...its just the last on my list to ever clean.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:51:18 PM EDT
You're supposed to clean them?
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:54:54 PM EDT
When it stops running.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:06:32 PM EDT
couple of pull thrus with a bore snoke about 1000 rounds or so. just to keep it running.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:06:33 PM EDT
Believe it or not I have a charter arms ar-7 that has had about 10k rds down the tube. I have never cleaned it. I bought it new in 1987.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:12:21 PM EDT
Every time I shoot it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:14:34 PM EDT
I only clean it when it starts jamming.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:16:25 PM EDT
Same as my other guns; Annually. When a particular hunting season is over, I clean the weapon I used for it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:16:33 PM EDT
Once every 500-10,000 rounds.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:19:36 PM EDT
I rarely clean my 10/22. I will but a couple bulk packs through it then maybe clean it. Mine seems the dirtier it is the better it shoots.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:21:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:38:50 PM EDT
Clean enough to eat off of after every shoot more than 50 rounds.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 7:53:38 PM EDT
I never really clean it if I'm going to use it for the whole season. When I know I'll be storing it for more than three to four months, then I give it a thorough cleaning and lube job.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:35:02 AM EDT
Got mine in 1984. They cleaned it at the factory, right???
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:42:04 AM EDT
Have a stainless Marlin- 6 years on my and my buddy's ranches and it has been cleaned once, in one of my weaker moments. Still accurate but there is enough sand in the action to make glass for that skylight project I want to do at my place
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:42:06 AM EDT
Glad I'm not the only one!

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:48:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 8:48:42 AM EDT by Max_Mike]

I always do a "quick and dirty" cleaning
at the range when I'm done with any of
my weapons (couple of patches, swab out
the chamber, etc).

This is because I know that I am terrible
about keeping up with "proper" cleanings.

You are over cleaning. Clean the action but cleaning a .22Lr bore everytime you shoot can do far more harm than leaving it alone.

Clean a .22LR bore when it needs cleaning and that means when accuracy is affected.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:53:28 AM EDT
Hundreds of rounds for my little bolt action

I was part of a smallbore league and borrowed the same club 22 for 3 years. The rifle was 20+ years old, and I don't think the bore had been cleaned EVER. Eley Tenex was all it ever saw, approximately 200 rounds a week during the school year.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:57:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 9:07:31 AM EDT
you have to clean them?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 9:08:26 AM EDT
It's been 2-3K and it hasn't been cleaned yet....
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 9:08:59 AM EDT
My Browning BLR-22 lever action gets cleaned whenever it starts jamming, usually 300-500 rounds. I take the back stock off, spray it with carb & choke cleaner, give it a shot of Rusty Duck, put it back together and away I go.

My Browning Buckmark get similarly neglected. I clean it when it gets irritating jams. Again, usually 300-500 rounds. When I DO clean it I give it a very thorough cleaning.

I pretty much shoot Winchester Dynapoint or Expert .22s.

I have a Marlin model 60 that's a Jam-O-Matic NO MATTER WHAT I DO. I need to take it to the next Funshow and trade it on something and let someone else put up with that POS. Sadly, it IS a very accurate rifle.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 9:21:29 AM EDT
Crap, I never clean any of my guns. Maybe a quick swipe if they look especially grimy, but I fugure it it fails simply because it was a little dirty then its not too reliable. I think this mania of super clean guns is a hold-over from the musket days.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 9:24:03 AM EDT
It dpends. I have 2 10/22's, one is the standard blued model with a synthetic stock and the ither is a highly acurized havy barell target model that I have close to $1000 in. The target model model I clean almost everytime I shoot it (usualy 500-600 rnds.). The other one, I have aprox. 15K rounds through it and havnt cleaned it except for once.
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