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Rifle maintenance

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Hi everyone, First time posting here :roll: ! I've been shooting bolt action for three years, and have been making my own match grade ammo for more than two years. Everything is great, except..., I'm getting "lazier" :oops: with the equipment maintenance. I hate to clean the bore every 5 shots :x , and get my hand and gun all oily :x , and everything :x . so I've been just shooting over 50 rounds w/o cleaning the bore recently. and now, I don't even wanna do that. Can't imagine if I get an AR. I can just tell how much I will hate the cleaning process every time after I take it to the range.
But I hate to have dirty equipment, so so far, all of them are still in super clean shape, but I can tell, that I'm loosing it :evil: . Is there any other effective way to make the maitenance job easier, even some pricy options are considerable. Thanks for all suggestions. Good day, and stay safe! 8) [/b]
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I would agree with not having to clean after several rounds, at least 20. However if you change ammo type or brand, I recommend you clean the barrel due to different fouling, copper consistensies and obvious natural differences in ballistics. I you truly wish to see how your firearm digests different ammo types you should clean right before you switch, otherwise you won't need to.

I also recommend you run a clean dry patch after you clean, in order to prevent mixing the cleaning solvents chemicals with your ammunition's fouling which could affect your ballistics.
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