How to Keep your Gun Rifle Clean after Hunting

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After the Shot

 

The preparation and planning for the hunt is usually the most exciting aspect of the hunt itself. We investigate and map out the area we want to hunt, the weather patterns for the time we will be hunting as well as the moon phases. We may even go as far as deciding what vehicles will be going and who carries what gear as well as meal plans for the hungry hunter in the evenings. Our last couple of nights before the hunt can be restless, sleepless, and anxious and dreams are usually exciting often ending with a trophy kill.

Of everything we will need for that hunt, our rifle is the most important because without it there can be no hunt. That’s why we always go out to the range and fire a few rounds to ensure the accuracy of that rifle as well as the setting and alignment of our scope. When we have made our adjustments and are confident, off we go on hopefully an exciting and rewarding hunt.

There are many factors that not only ensure that at this point our rifle is ready for our hunt but also factors that will make that sighting in and subsequent hunt successful.

It’s how we stored our rifle after last years hunt.

We all know the rigors and extreme conditions we can and do put our rifles through on a hunt. Rain, snow, sleet, hail, heat, dust and an occasional bump or two can wreck havoc on our rifle. Also if we were lucky enough to take that shot, the bore is dirty and can corrode if not properly cleaned. The best thing that you can do for next years hunt, as well as the next competition shoot at the range, is proper cleaning and maintenance.

Not only are proper and timely cleaning procedures essential for the longevity of your rifle, but also for accuracy when that critical shot is necessary. We owe it to ourselves as well as the game we hunt to ensure a well placed round, from a well-maintained rifle.

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The preparation and planning for the hunt is usually the most exciting aspect of the hunt itself. We investigate and map out the area we want to hunt, the weather patterns for the time we will be hunting as well as the moon phases. We may even go as far as deciding what vehicles will be going and who carries what gear as well as meal plans for the hungry hunter in the evenings. Our last couple of nights before the hunt can be restless, sleepless, and anxious and dreams are usually exciting often ending with a trophy kill.

Of everything we will need for that hunt, our rifle is the most important because without it there can be no hunt. That’s why we always go out to the range and fire a few rounds to ensure the accuracy of that rifle as well as the setting and alignment of our scope. When we have made our adjustments and are confident, off we go on hopefully an exciting and rewarding hunt.

There are many factors that not only ensure that at this point our rifle is ready for our hunt but also factors that will make that sighting in and subsequent hunt successful.

It’s how we stored our rifle after last years hunt.

We all know the rigors and extreme conditions we can and do put our rifles through on a hunt. Rain, snow, sleet, hail, heat, dust and an occasional bump or two can wreck havoc on our rifle. Also if we were lucky enough to take that shot, the bore is dirty and can corrode if not properly cleaned. The best thing that you can do for next years hunt, as well as the next competition shoot at the range, is proper cleaning and maintenance.

Not only are proper and timely cleaning procedures essential for the longevity of your rifle, but also for accuracy when that critical shot is necessary. We owe it to ourselves as well as the game we hunt to ensure a well placed round, from a well-maintained rifle.

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