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Old 03-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #1
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What's the best way to clean. Rifle packed in plastic bag from factory.


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Old 03-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Hoppes #9. Make sure you clean out the bore with a good bore brush, I like to snake my barrels and then run patches through with Hoppes. After everything is cleaned up nicely run a patch with some CLP down the barrel and lube up the bolt carrier group with some CLP.


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A couple hundred rounds then put it in the safe until next week when you hit the range again.
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A couple hundred rounds then put it in the safe until next week when you hit the range again.
Man I thought I was the only one who did that.
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swab the bore out. wipe all the parts down with a rag and gun oil. gets all the debris from machining that may remain.

not cleaning a new gun to you and shooting it right off the bat is a good way to ruin it if something isnt right.

rifle pistol shotgun muzzle loader etc bores should be inspected before shooting at a minimum if at all possible.
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Its NEW!

Clean it just like you would if you had just fired 1/2 K of the dirtiest XYZ brand ammo. Clean the chamber very well.
Also, that cutting oil or what ever it is will cook on and stink. I clean it off, if it can't be seen and you don't care, ignore it.

I would have to lap the barrel, cause my Daddy told me I should.

Enjoy your new toy.

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Clean the barrel, for sure, but if you're headed to the range, run a dry patch through the bore.

Your first cold bore shot is better done through a dry barrel.
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I just give a new gun a good inspection and run a dry patch down the barrel to check for obstructions and excessive oil. Then have fun!


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