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Does Anyone Else Just Really Enjoy Cleaning Their Guns?


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I took a few pistols home to shoot with my dad over the holiday, and I just spent the evening cleaning them. I don’t know that there’s a more satisfying feeling than taking apart a dirty gun, cleaning it thoroughly and putting it back together. One of my favorite parts of muzzleloading is the time spent cleaning at the end of the day. Surely I’m not the only weirdo who enjoys cleaning. 

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Nope, not me! Other than a bore snake and a quick wipe down “neither get done enough”  I very very rarely clean guns. I bet my edc has well over 1500rds since its last cleaning. I’ve found that dirty from shooting “not rusted” guns tend to shoot just as reliably as clean ones.  My truck/boat/atv etc. are treated the same way, never clean but well maintained. 

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I do not clean that much. I find it a labor intensive process that I have to plan time for, including set up and take down of material, stand, etc.  I’ll run a bore snake and oil/wipe down as needed. Then one good clean post season. If bad weather hits I’ll do a quick wipe down. 

But in terms of it being fun or enjoyable? Nope. 

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I enjoy the task but not the responsibility and need to fit it into my schedule. For example I have team practice tonight for traveling pistol team i'm in. Don't think I'll make it. My precision bullseye pistol is a modified Ruger Mark III 22LR that I need to strip down regularly based on volume of ammo. I've got every part in my head, where it is and what it does.... still if you've ever taken one of those Rugers completely apart you know what doesn't need to be said. My steel challenge/IDPA pistol still needs to be stripped from competition that ended a couple months ago. With mentoring and my own hunting i've got a few different rifles that need to be cleaned any given week based on weather. lol I shoot less when it's cold and when it's cold I've got a handful of guns to clean regularly. If someone wants to do some small game or bird hunting then add a couple shotguns into the mix.

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Grandfather was big on cleaning after shooting.would spend what seemed like forever pushing out a shotgun barrel till the patches were clean.i myself will do a deep clean like that if it's necessary, usually spray a couple times/run bore snake through couple times.Always wipe action+gun down/run snake through quick after every hunt just do get whatever crud off from it

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