How Often Do You Clean Your Guns

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Firpo, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    Nearest one is about 30 minutes away. Furthest distance is 100 yards and they only have five lanes at that distance. As you can imagine, a guy could wait hours just to get a chance to shoot. Next closest is around 1 1/2 hours away. Never been there before but I've heard they are both a zoo.
     
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  2. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Colorado
    You
    You NEED a trip to Colorado.
     
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  3. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    I need to move anywhere other than where I am.
     
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  4. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    You need to send that thing to me, I promise to shoot it, clean it, and send it back to you!
     
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  5. Broot

    Broot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2015
    Iowa
    I'll bet it's a zoo of careless rapid-fire types too. You need to get yourself some land! ;)
     
  6. Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown Well-Known Member

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    Dec 5, 2016
    My muzzleloaders probably get " a cleaning" more so than other guns.
    My skeet gun gets used 8 times a month sometimes 10 with a minimum of 2 boxes of rounds per gauge.
    It gets a good wipe down after each use. Especially during summer use and sweaty hands.
    I mop the barrels with solvent and oil about twice a month.

    My rifles are cleaned after each substantial use. Do I clean after 6 shots? NO
    But after a couple days of some 3 gun YES.
    I do not use brass brushes on rifled barrels.
    I have an ultrasonic cleaner I use on barrels that does a great job.
    I clean rifle barrels when accuracy warrants it.

    EVERYRHING gets inspected and wiped down 3 times per year
     
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  7. rawright54

    rawright54 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Bullhead City, AZ
    I've been looking at property in Golden Valley tonight. You might want to do the same... There's a very nice outdoor range there, and at $12k for a 20 acre parcel, it's awfully attractive. In a butt-ugly desert sort of way, of course. ;)
     
  8. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    Now that's just a weeeeeee bit remote. I don't even think you could find a jackrabbit out there. ;)

    Ya know I could live just about anywhere, the only problem is finding work for both Linda and myself. That of course has to follow a few things getting cleared up at home.
     
  9. rawright54

    rawright54 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Bullhead City, AZ
    I thought you were an outside sales guy; where you live really isn't important, so long as your customers are happy. We have lots of jackrabbits, and they all need someone to let a little daylight into them. I think you're just the man for the job.

    What does Linda do? We have a lot of job opportunities here...
     
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  10. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    Yorba Linda, Ca
    Linda has a masters degree in special education (and $150K in student loans). She is very good at what she does and was just offered a position with the Santa Ana School District starting up a new department. Me, I just need someone to pay me to sell stuff to other people.
     
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  11. After every shot or whenever I feel necessary doing it. Not a fix schedule.
     
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  12. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Nevada
    I clean my gun when I get home after shooting them.If I'm tired I'll usually clean them the next day or before I shoot them again.Especially 22's ,the ammo makes them real dirty.
     
  13. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    I always wipe them down on the outside, but I don't always clean the action or bore especially when I will be shooting them again very soon.

    an exception is my deer rifle. I check the scope in it each fall, when I am happy, I clean the bore and fire one or two more shots to foul it. Then I don't clean the bore for the rest of the hunting season. Even if I shoot it two or three times, I still don't clean the bore until the last day of the season, when I clean it inside and out
     
  14. gunnut1215

    gunnut1215 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2015
    Maine

    Now I like the desert look, and what better backdrop for a shooting range? If I had the cash and could travel, I would love an opportunity like that. I think the dry air and the heat would do me a world of good. Let's see, I woke up at 6:30 this morning to 16* temperatures and it's only going to be mid-30s today. Brrrrr.....
     
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  15. rawright54

    rawright54 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Bullhead City, AZ
    It might be helpful, or not. While the summers are quite hot (though cooler than my current location), it's windy and dusty. There's also the minor difficulty of obtaining water - most parts of the valley have none available except via truck. Residents typically have a water tank and a water hauling trailer.
     
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