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Number of round between cleaning #4664581
02/13/18 09:26 AM
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Ontario, Canada
newbe46 Offline OP
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Here in BITOG there are folks who like to push their OCI to the engineered limit and then some which makes me wonder...

What is your highest number of rounds in between cleaning?

I'm not an extended OCI kind of guy so the most I had gone in between cleaning is 600-700 rounds.


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664591
02/13/18 09:40 AM
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Depends on the gun. Pistols and rimfire rifles can go 500 rounds or more. Same with some of my AK's and AR's. My more accurate scoped bolt action rifles will get cleaned after every 40 to 60 rounds. Or when accuracy starts to fall off. I never put ANY gun away dirty.

Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664592
02/13/18 09:41 AM
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Depends on the gun, the point in the gun's life, the quality of the ammo, and it's intended usage.

My AK has been cleaned maybe three times thru about 3000 rounds. Never had a single malfunction.
.22LRs generally don't like cleaning and the precision experts (forget the company name) recommend cleaning only about every 5k rounds.
My new .308 TC Compass which hasn't yet been fired will be cleaned each of the first 5 shots, then every 5th shot to about 50, Then probably every two-three boxes of ammo after that.

Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #4664601
02/13/18 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: SubieRubyRoo
Depends on the gun, the point in the gun's life, the quality of the ammo, and it's intended usage.
Fully agree. I have some custom varmint rifles that I typically clean every 25-50 rounds, but then there is a shotgun that I **may** clean once per year. My EDC is cleaned after every trip to the range. As SubieRoo stated, it all depends.


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664602
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Ran about 1200 through my Glock 19 gen3, it still didnt look all that bad.


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664628
02/13/18 10:18 AM
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Mine get cleaned after every session regardless of how many rounds were fired however, sometimes I'll put off a thorough cleaning and do a quick cleaning of the barrel if I'm going back out in a day or two. The highest number for my 22s has been about 1000 and any of my centerfire's about half that.


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664668
02/13/18 11:01 AM
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If you consider my military surplus rifle , firing foreign military surplus ammo ( probably corrosive primed ) , Clean it before the sun goes down .

If you are talking about the rifle that shoots only non corrosive primed ammo , after a few trips to the range .

Be safe out there ,


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664765
02/13/18 01:09 PM
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I clean my handguns after any use, 6 rounds or 600 they get taken down and cleaned. Rifles and shotguns depend on how many shots went through them and how soon I'll use them again. 22 semi autos usually get a cleaning if I've put more than 100 rounds through them and don't plan on using it again for a while. All long guns do at least get wiped down on the outside before being put away.

Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664799
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I typically clean every 500 rounds.


Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: Sonic] #4664825
02/13/18 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: Sonic
I clean my handguns after any use, 6 rounds or 600 they get taken down and cleaned. Rifles and shotguns depend on how many shots went through them and how soon I'll use them again. 22 semi autos usually get a cleaning if I've put more than 100 rounds through them and don't plan on using it again for a while. All long guns do at least get wiped down on the outside before being put away.


Same here.


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664840
02/13/18 03:09 PM
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My range guns get cleaned when they ooze so much crud it gets my clothes dirty or I start to get malfunctions. Revolvers need a more frequent cleaning in my experience that semi autos. I did 3,000 rounds of my reloads 3.9 Gn Win 231 and 124 Missouri hard cast bullets on my RugerP95. I lubed is overy few range trips.


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664870
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These days, I'll only shoot 1,000 to 1,500 rnds a year in total, so I run a patch with oil thru the barrel,
wipe down and put 'em away after each visit to the club and then a dry patch before shooting again.

Once a year everything gets field stripped or more as needed, a thorough cleaning and a look see
for issues. A nice annual ritual over coffee, oldies on the radio on a winter day!

So far all barrel bores are like new including the 100 yr old stuff!

Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664938
02/13/18 05:12 PM
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One of my smoothest running ARs was given an initial cleaning at 0 rounds, lubed, and then I shot a case of 1000 rounds before cleaning it.

Worked out pretty well as all that carbon sort of acted like liquid sandpaper and smoothed everything out.

My pistols tend to get more frequent cleanings as my hands tend to be closer to the dirty parts of the action, and when I shoot lead reloads, I don't like the idea of buildup in the bore.

Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4664950
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I typically clean after every range trip. 350-400 rounds.


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Re: Number of round between cleaning [Re: newbe46] #4665421
02/14/18 04:47 AM
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I clean everything if I fire it. Except .22 I clean those when they stop working.

If you use a gun for defensive use, it should be cleaned/lubricated AND inspected. When you take apart a gun for cleaning you should be looking for broken parts, broken springs, chipped extractors, anything out of the ordinary. I have found numerous issues over the years that I wouldn't have found if the gun was not cleaned/inspected.


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