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gspman

After 2 years...

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I finally got around to giving my autoloader a good cleaning. Pretty much did nothing but shoot it the last 2 years and just wiped it down once or twice and kept the gas piston wet with Breakfree CLP. Wow! What a build up of carbon, seeds, grass and other gunk! Took me about an hour and a half and a lot of solvent and brushing to get it clean to my satisfaction.

Note to self: clean gun at least once a year. On the positive side the back room now has a nice gun oil smell to it.

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It is rather embarasing to say, blush , but if there is one thing that I can call a "pet peeve" it is a dirty gun. I am so anal about having a clean gun it is not even funny. My truck, my boat, my garage, heck even my house, not exactly "spotless". The way I figure it, 10 or 12 minutes to get em good and clean is time well invested.

Two years.... I think I would have stroke. eek But hey, look at it this way, your gun survived its "stress test".

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I make it a point to do at least a minor (bore, barrel, action) clean every time I go to the range, if not a full break down. Go through a lot of patches but it's worth the peace of mind. A properly maintained firearm will have a much longer, more reliable service life. Plus, it's fun to do smile

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Even if you don't have time to clean it just give it a blast of Rem-oil and do it later. the oil just gives a good preventative measure against rust. I buy a lot of gun scrubber and rem oil. one gun I never neglect is my muzzleloader, not going to skimp on that one. Or my SBE II...

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I clean them after every time out shooting. Even if I don't have time for a full cleaning, I at least have to run a swab or two down the barrel to get the bulk out.

With the Otis it literally takes less than 2 minutes to swab the barrel a couple times and put everything away. But I usually like to tear the gun down and inspect everything also. It would be pretty frustrating (dangerous) to have a miss-fire or magazine problem in the field.

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