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    Posted: 07 June 2017 at 13:41
I always TRY to clean my rifles as soon as I'm home
from using them' bore clean to new condition.

But sometimes things slide. And I could miss a rifle,
especially on overlapping seasons/trips.

So once every 12-18 months I take out each and run a
Hoppes patch to see if any carbon, lead, or copper.
If the patch comes out clean; then they get a heavy
lube patch, working mil spec std gun oil into the
grooves; wipe exterior and back into the safe.

Did 20 today..perfect...no carbon/copper nor rust. I
must have done good!

20 down 20 to go
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I need to do that. I'm pretty sure all of mine wouldn't
come out clean.

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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
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My concern is RUST.

In my last house I didn't have a safe..I had a secure
room with a heavy cherry wood display case; so cleaning
and access was faast.
Since last year I moved and now have a safe that means
unpacking everything to get them out.

I hate to see a nice rifle with even mild surface rust
on the bore or action.
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Figured from title of post it
was you annual bath!

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Used some pipe cleaners and got my ears clean...both at
one time.

Finished up today, all were clean and no rust/duct/dirt.
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