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i clean them after every use, whether 1 round or 100.

i generally use Hoppes products.

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I also clean every weapon after firing regardless of the number of rounds fired.

As for my carry gun, that is cleaned weekly.

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What is your criteria for cleaning your guns?

depends on caliber and weapons' usage

Do you clean based on rounds fired, time since last cleaning, condition of gun, etc.
Centerfire gets cleaned after each usage, gardless of round count

How do you clean your guns?

Hoppes for everything, bore with brush and cloth internals, wipe over exterior

What products do you use and what methods to thorough cleaning.
Again Hoppes #9 and break down as far as needed, occasionally tear down to no two parts left together.

Except for one particular gun, I hate to clean it, so it get shot, stored, shot again, abused etcetera...a chinese AK...someone wiped the gas piston one time because they were worried about the crud buildup.
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What is your criteria for cleaning your guns?

Do you clean based on rounds fired, time since last cleaning, condition of gun, etc.

How do you clean your guns?

What products do you use and what methods to thorough cleaning.
Time is not a factor, however, the amount
of rounds fired is what causes me to rush home
and take firearm apart and give it a baptismal cleansing.

I use Hoppe's #9 primarily for barrel cleansing, giving it
twenty to thirty minutes to work its power to rid barrel
of all residue. As for the rest of the gun I use Winchester's
Break Free CLP and thoroughly cleanse firearm spanking clean.
For quick cleansing I may use Hoppe's boresnake. But that is
almost rarely applied.
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i clean my guns after i shoot them... i use hoppes to clean them...

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i clean my guns right after i'm done shooting or hunting, if they haven't been fired in a month i go over them then too. i use hoppe's number 9 on my shotguns for cleaning and barricade for rust prevention, on my rifles i use hoppe's as well but i use the hoppe's that cuts copper then barricade. i do my handguns the same as my rifles. thanks

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I clean the guns after shooting as soon as posible. Cleaning is easy that way and no caking on the frame's internals and no haevy scrubbing is necessary.

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Depends on the gun. After shooting sessions, the modern, polys might get put up for up to 4 weeks before cleaning. The older (pre '70s and milsurps) get cleaned when used.
The rifles hardly get any trigger time anymore, so I'll swab one or two of them as I take out the pistols to clean.

Products are Hoppes for the though stuff, then a coating of EZ-Ox. The milsurp gets Windexed, then EZ-Ox'ed.
It's easy and works well.

Other stuff I use: toothbrush, lap sponges (it's good to know a nurse ), and my favorite-bamboo barbecue skewers. A perfect balance of stiff and soft. Great for getting those tiny crevices with the pointy end.

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I clean my guns as soon as I can after shooting. I also will clean them on a rainy day when I'm bored or just want to hold them for awhile.

I will field strip them use some Hoppe's lead remover and/or solvent then oil. I will run a bore snake thru the barrel after solvent and/or oil has been run thru with a patch. Take an oily rag and wipe down the outside just to have a thin layer of oil for protection. TJ

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IMHO guns require a good field strip type cleaning after every shooting range session, plinking, or hunting. Even though today's powder are smokeless there is still powder residue left behind. Shot after shot this builds up and can clog the rifling in your barrel, and even the action of your firearm.

Brownells sells some great cleaning supplies.

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