Taking Care Of A Hunting Rifle
In order to prolong the life of a hunting rifle, the user must take really good care of it although at first it may seem a bit difficult, but once he becomes used to the entire process, it will be an easy task to do that will make him fully enjoy the firearm in the future. With this article we will try to offer a few tips regarding how to maintain a hunting rifle. Here are the things you will need for taking proper care of a rifle: one-step gun-care spray, bore solvent, rifle-cleaning kit, gun oil, bore light and bore snake.
Step No. 1 use the one-step, total gun-care spray product and spray the barrel and the cylinder chambers in order to fully remove any fouling present. Let the fluid sit for a couple of minutes and then wipe it again.
Step No. 2 Spray the action of your hunting rifle as well and permit the liquid to sit for 5-10 minutes. After that, wipe down the action and remove any of the remaining liquid.
Step No. 3 By using a bore snake (instead of using the time-consuming and traditional method of using patches) clean the barrel very thoroughly. After that, spray the floss end of the bore snake with solvent and guide it through the barrel and out of the muzzle.
Step No. 4 Pull the bore snake through the barrel a second time so that you can be certain that you cleaned it very well. It is not obligatory to put additional solvent when repeating this procedure for the second time.
Step No. 5 - By using a bore light; check the cleanliness of the barrel of your hunting rifle. Bore lights can be placed in the breech of the gun in order to illuminate the barrel which will allow the user to inspect the condition of the barrel.
Step No. 6 Use gun oil sparingly while carefully lubricating the hunting rifle. There is no need to lubricate your bore with gun oil except for the situation in which you will be storing the rifle in a place, not using it for a very long period of time.
Step No. 7 Always remember the fact that the more you use the hunting rifle and clean it, the more polished it will look. Experienced hunters recommend cleaning the rifle very often, not only for maintaining a high level of accuracy but for safety purposes also.
You can protect your rifle from smudges and fingerprints by cleaning it with a silicone cloth. As a safety measure, make sure that you unload all the ammunition before cleaning and maintaining the rifle in order to avoid unfortunate accidents. Many people recommend purchasing a rifle-cleaning kit. The regular kits feature cleaning rods suitable for the size of the rifle, a minimum of two tips to hold the patches, cleaning patches made from cloth, gun oil, one (at least) bore brush and liquid-powder solvent.
All things considered, the process of take good care of a gun is not that hard and will not cost you a small fortune. With just a couple of dollars, and time to invest in searching for the best products and the most optimal cleaning techniques, your gun will be very accurate and safe at the same time.