GUN Just found my Dad's old Winchester .22 190, questions about cleaning and ammo

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  1. Rip The Jacker

    Rip The Jacker New Member

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    it looks to be in great shape, but hasnt been fired in many many years. this is my first firearm so i figure getting it straightened out will be good practice before i start building my AR15's.

    first, how should i clean it? what kind of cleaners and tools will i need?

    second, what kind of ammo should i get at walmart? i want to stock up with something that i can use in my AR's and GSG5 i want to eventually buy.
     
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    looks like this:
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    Just get a .22 cleaning kit.

    I would definitely clean the inside of the barrel and lubricate the action.

    Try shooting brick .22LRs through it. If it's having a hard time cycling them, you might have to step up to a hotter round like a CCI Stinger.
     
  4. Wait, if you're not sure what it'll cycle, don't go out and buy a brick of anything. Get a couple of 50 round boxes of different ammo and see what it likes to cycle. Then, once you find something you like, get a brick.
     

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