With all the target practice and field use you'll be putting your guns through, it goes without saying, you'll be cleaning it often to ensure it can function and perform at a high level. Fouling in an action or barrel can not only negatively affect accuracy, but it can also become dangerous. Excessive lead fouling in the chamber and rifling can lead to increased pressures and eventually compromise the strength of the gun. Certain primers and powders, if left unchecked can corrode the metals in the firearm as well. Using the proper brushes will not only clean the gun up, but will protect against damage to the firearm. Using improperly sized or too strong of solvents or the wrong brushes can lead to damage of the gun's finish, scratches in the smooth rifling or gauges in the other materials of the gun. A cleaning kit that utilizes the proper sized tips, patches and cleaning agents will ensure your continued accuracy and success in the field and on the workbench, where you service your rifle. The most important variable in the gun maintenance arena is to ensure you have the proper equipment-a gun cleaning kit made for the caliber and type of firearm you have is the best foundation for success.
The importance of maintaining a Clean Gun
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25 October 2012
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