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Gun care after hunt...

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I just finished my first pheasant hunt this weekend, and first I would like to thank everyone on the forum for their tips and help on the forum. I have a great pair of boots per some suggestion on this site, also followed some tips on where to find some birds and definately got on some this weekend flushed up 6 roosters...now if only by reading this forum I could become a better shooter...ha ha ha.

Anyways, one to my question. Now that I have finished hunting for the weekend what kind of routine maintence does everyone suggest for my shotgun (my father-in-law has given me a stoeger 2000 to use for this season) and I want to keep in tip top shape! I plan on purchasing a gun cleaning kit, and some lube so any suggestions on those products would be helpful too.

Thanks again to everyone, I am soo excited that the season is finally here!!

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when I clean my gun I just take it all the way apart and spray g96 on everything and put it back together wet. I do put the rod down the barrel if thiers some powder hanging around inside but its quite simple

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That Benneli type action will go a long time between cleanings and still function properly. If you just shoot a few times and you dont get the gun wet I would say you could easily go several hunts without tearing the gun down but you should tear it down occasionaly to clean and lightly lubricate. I wipe the outside of the gun after a weekend of hunting every time.

If you hunt in the rain then tear it down that day, dry and lubricate. Everyone does it differently. I used to tear down after every weekend but I just dont have the gumption to do that any longer.

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I wipe mine down with gun oil every time I put it away. Even if I don't shoot it, even if it doesn't even come out of the case. There is nothing worse than picking up a gun after a month and seeing fingerprints on it. If you plan on using it again, just wipe and repeat. I clean all my guns after the seasons, once a year, and they work great. However, if the weather is rotten or water gets in them, they get cleaned, dried, and oiled immediately. I never store them in a case.... NEVER.

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wipe er down with an oil wipe, and run a patch or two through it. if it gets wet, i'd do a complete breakdown, if confident in putting it back together. nothing worse than a sticky, or rusty gun, especially when its not yours.

a clean gun is a happen one, just don't over oil.

If you do get some surface rust, better get on it, cause once it pits, it won't be so pretty. Oil it up good, and let it sit for a while, then wipe it down and lightly re-oil, usually takes care of it.

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