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Old 04-02-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default Ruger 22/45 first time use?

Do I need to oil or clean the ruger 22/45 the first time I use it or should it be good to go right out of the box?

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Old 04-02-2015, 03:18 PM   #2
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I would not out of neccesity so much as all the stuff the factory puts on is kinda sticky gummy because they don't know how long its gonna sit on a shelf before it is sold. I would bet it would run but it is easier to clean the gunk off before you have it gummed up with powder residue. Personally I also always rub all the contact points and moving bits with revelation gunslick for the first few cleanings and first few thousand rounds. it builds a fine slickess into the metal then I occaisionally re apply it on a semi random basis perhaps every 5 thousand or so rounds. Note it is not a neccessity just what I do. And it seems to work for me but then I had guns before I started using gunslick and they all ran good too.
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I break down and clean all new firearms before use. The factory "preservatives" and possible machining residue need to be cleaned out and replaced with fresh oil or grease...
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It's a good idea to clean all mechanical things when new . 22 ammo is very dirty so get in the habit of cleaning things . How do you like the Ruger ....?
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Fixed your title for you (Mods have Super Powers to do that)

Clean and lube before shooting. ANY gun.
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I pulled a bore snake through the barrel of my 22/45, wiped down the parts I could reach, applied synthetic oil generously and headed to the range.

I did not break my 22/45 down until I was ready to ditch the mag disconnect with a Tandemkros kit.
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Super powers !! Don't ya just love it .

Please learn how to disassemble you handgun clean it well read the manual and only then enjoy shooting . Buy several ammo labels if something other than CCI as .22 firearms can be picky at times .
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Welcome to owning a great gun that is the absolute worst to take apart. I suggest the Majestic Speed Strip kit. It helps a lot. I use mine in Steel Challenge events.

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Field stripping the Ruger 22/45s is not a pleasure . After you do it a half dozen times , it does get easier . Good luck and enjoy ...! Nice pic...!
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Cool photo.
NEVER use bullets that are not copper jacketed. The lead builds up on the barrel face and deflects the bullet tremendously.
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