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Posted: 8/19/2001 3:34:17 PM EDT
I used to clean mine everytime I shot it. Whether I put 10 rounds through it, or whether I put 100 throught it. Anymore, I just clean about every 100 rounds. I haven't gotten lazy, it's just that I think I was going overboard before. What's your cleaning schedule like for your AR?
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 3:41:04 PM EDT
That's WAY OVERBOARD! I usually clean after 1 or 2 shoots. Each shoot is about 300 rounds. I've done 1400 rounds in 1 afternoon w/no cleaning. These are military rifles, not benchrest guns. 100 rounds is way too often. You are probably wearing the gun out more from cleaning than shooting.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 3:46:28 PM EDT
I used to clean after every outing. Now I oil them when they look like they need it. I wipe them off a clp um..... thats about it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 3:51:10 PM EDT
I clean the bore after every range session. (Approximately 200 rounds.) The bolt and carrier I just wipe down with CLP. The lower and buffer get thoroughly scrubbed out every season.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 3:52:00 PM EDT
After every session, I clean my weapon, thanks to gasoline & carb cleaner , I can do it quickly. In a session I might use 400 rounds blasting away, never have I had a jam. My weapon is always clean. GG
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 3:56:41 PM EDT
Target stuff every 20 rounds. Hunting stuff after every trip. Expensive stuff every day of use. Blasting stuff when it needs it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 5:31:50 PM EDT
A blast of break cleaner,a wipe of break free,and some Hoppes #9 after every shooting session as soon as I get home.EVERYTIME.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 5:37:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: That's WAY OVERBOARD! I usually clean after 1 or 2 shoots. Each shoot is about 300 rounds. I've done 1400 rounds in 1 afternoon w/no cleaning. These are military rifles, not benchrest guns. 100 rounds is way too often. You are probably wearing the gun out more from cleaning than shooting.
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With a Chrome lined barrel? What about with a Benchrest oriented AR? 24" tubed heavy Match SS. Maybe my barrel is just very new but I am noticing a difference after 20-30 rounds. And I'm talking at 2-300 yds,fwiw.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 5:41:06 PM EDT
Just wipe down and oil it don't do full inside and out cleaning every time.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 5:57:20 PM EDT
After every trip to the range, that means about 500 rounds 'tween cleanings.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 6:11:57 PM EDT
I always clean each gun after a session of firing. Most of the time I just run a few patches through and don't try to clean until the patch is white. I seldom run a brush unless it is very very dirty. I even clean AK's. [:)]
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 6:14:53 PM EDT
I clean after every outing. Hey, it is part of the experience right?
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 6:15:37 PM EDT
After each range session. Call me anal but I strip each one down and do a complete cleaning every time. Average from 50 to 1000 rounds. Very seldom have any problems. [uzi]
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 6:34:32 PM EDT
Guess it's my indoctrination from the Army, but I clean my guns whenever I shoot them, even my AKs.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 6:40:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 7:18:17 PM EDT
Ok, this actually begs another question. What exactly do you consider "cleaning" your AR? Some people seem to worry mostly about their barrel. When I mention cleaning, especially my AR, I usually include completely breaking down my bolt and carrier and scrubbing them as well. To what extent do you actually clean your AR as well?
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 7:18:41 PM EDT
Some day you may need it to save your life, clean it every time you shoot.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 7:20:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 7:28:48 PM EDT
After each time I go to the range, no matter how many rounds I fire.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 7:36:47 PM EDT
My cleaning is done the way Uncle Sam(U.S.M.C.) taught me,each and every time.
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 7:40:52 PM EDT
It's cleaned the same day I go to the range. The barrel, the bolt, and bolt carrier. CLP on everything and it's ready for the next time you need it or when the next time you [b]need it[/b]...[heavy]
Link Posted: 8/19/2001 8:44:56 PM EDT
I clean maybe every three or four outings whether it needs it or not. [:P]
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 11:32:46 AM EDT
I usually take my rifles into the bathtub with me when I take a bath. Thats about once a month, like clockwork. Whether I need it or not.
Link Posted: 8/20/2001 12:59:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ghostface: My cleaning is done the way Uncle Sam(U.S.M.C.) taught me,each and every time.
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I too learned every time it's used, clean it. Snake bores make it easy until they break.
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