GUN cleaning

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  1. islanderman7

    islanderman7 New Member

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    i just fixed my first scope onto my gun yesterday, but i couldnt get it sighted in because i didnt have one of those resting mounts. wasted 200 rounds for nothing. :(

    anyways, my quesiton involves this: i have to take off my scope from the mount base, in order to thoroughly clean my 10/22. it would be a pain to resight it in, so how often do you guys wait to clean your gun. i.e. X amount rounds/ X amount of days
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    usually after each shooting session, but i've been slacking lately. :o
     
  3. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    Why do you have to take the scope off to clean your 10/22? I've never removed mine.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I couldn't really understand that either, and I don't even own one.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I've only removed the scope from my savage a few times, can clean it fine with out taking it off :dunno: Only guns the optics come off regularly to clean are my commie guns with optics mounted to side rails
     
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    because i clean everything, i take my whole rifle apart, trigger kit, bolt, firing pin, etc
     
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    mrbill New Member

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    unless you remove the scope w/rings attached and said rings will hold zero when removed from gun, you're gonna have to re-zero after each cleaning. all you should need to do to the scope is wipe it down to prevent rusting. once zero'd, leave the scope alone.
     
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    well there's your problem. you don't have to do that. just run a boresnake through your barrel, take the bolt, wipe it down and oil it. what you're doing is overkill, and a waste of time.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    hell you probably wont even have that problem, most scopes are aluminum alloy or something of the like anymore.
     
  10. Bigsnake

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    So? What the hell is around the scope that prevents you?

    I've taken apart my 10/22 without having to take the scope off the top.
     
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    Never really heard of anyone with a rusting scope.
     
  12. Dsking85

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    didn't say there was. i was just saying you don't have to strip the rifle down to the basic parts everytime you shoot it. maybe every 10k rounds or so, strip it down and do a thorough cleaning, but you usually should just wipe it down and get the gunk off of it and clean out the barrel. some ppl don't even bother cleaning out the barrel on .22s anymore.
     
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    I try to run the boresnake through it twice after each shooting session with teh .22. Its been two shooting sessions with the 12ga, and its due for a cleaning.

    I just used the boresnake for the first time. ITS FREAKIN AWSOME>
     

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