Originally Posted by javelin225HO
I leave my scope on also. I have a Remmy 597 and a 10/22 but its a takedown. I bought a cheap gun rest and use that to hold the gun. I use a bore snake to clean the barrel, usually run it through 4 or 5 times. The bore snake does a good job as I have ran a rod and patch through my 10/22 after using the snake and it does get it clean. I use small patches with hoppes 9 on them for the chamber and for the hard to reach areas I use a Q tip.
I would definitely recommended the bore snake over a rod in a semi auto
I start the snake off in the chamber end to avoid excessive wear on the crown and avoid dragging crud back into the action
Periodically take the action out of the stock and break it down for full clean
I tend to clean the barrel after a couple of thousand rounds but I would do a quick wipe in the chamber after each shoot .