How often do you clean your rifle

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hey everyone I have been reading all over here and read some people, me included clean our rifles after firing whereas some say they might do it every 100 or more rounds. Could I get a consensus on this. Am I taking some life out of my barrel by cleaning every time i come back from the range. Hope this is the right section to post in.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How often do you clean your rifle

You will never get a "consensus" on this. Everyone has a different technique...

Over cleaning will kill a barrels life.

Each barrel responds to different cleaning methods differently.

Dont over clean period
 

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Re: How often do you clean your rifle

Thanks Knight for the quick reply. I will probably clean maybe after a couple trips to range instead of every.
 

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Re: How often do you clean your rifle

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Placebo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">hey everyone I have been reading all over here and read some people, me included clean our rifles after firing whereas some say they might do it every 100 or more rounds. Could I get a consensus on this. Am I taking some life out of my barrel by cleaning every time i come back from the range. Hope this is the right section to post in.

Thanks in advance.
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I do not think that you can 'over clean' a rifle. I just find it hard to believe that an incredibly hot chunk of metal can tear through a barrel at 2,800 FPS, but that cloth patch with Rem OIL and Hoppe's No.9 on it is going to damage your rifle.

Do whatever makes you happy brother. I would however recommend a bore guide, and to use the copper solvent crap sparingly.

Personally, I will clean my rifle after I get back from the range. It is part of the whole experience for me that I enjoy..
 

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Re: How often do you clean your rifle

Haven't touched my AR after about 1000 rounds
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