It is always good to have a clean deer rifle. And now is a good time to make sure you have a clean deer rifle. I know one year I came home from the last weekend of hunting and I unloaded my Chevrolet pickup and put my gear in the storage room in the basement and never even cleaned my gun. It was almost summer before I cleaned it and it had a little rust. I want my clean deer rifle to be in tip top shape next year when I get after those big bucks.
Gun Cleaning Kits
Walmart has gun cleaning kits at reasonable prices. Just make sure you get the right caliber kit for your gun. They sell a universal kit that works with different calibers. Just make sure you get the correct tips for your caliber.
Clean Deer Rifle Tips
The first thing I do before cleaning my gun is lay out some news papers. It can get messy. I make sure I have some soft clean cotton rags, that I don’t mind getting dirty.The first thing is safety. Always treat a gun as if it is loaded. I don’t care if you know for a fact that you unloaded it the last time you used it. Treat it as if it’s loaded. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction, never at anyone. I know most of you know this, but I can’t preach gun safety enough. Please keep all your guns locked away from children. Use safety locks also.
Remove the Bolt
I always take the sling off, and remove the bolt. If you have a bolt action. Most of them are pretty simple. If you don’t know how refer to your owners manual. If you don’t have your manual you can look online if you have internet access. Once you have the bolt out, put the three pieces of the push rod together and put your wire brush on. Saturate the brush with solvent and coat the rod with solvent. Push the rod all the way through the breech end first then when you get the brush out of the other end pull it back through. Do this about ten times. Try not to let the rod touch the bore. Keep it as straight as possible.
Cleaning Tip Saturated with Solvent
Take the brush off and attach the cleaning tip. Put a patch on and saturate it with solvent. And push it through and back. Take off that patch and repeat until you get a clean patch. Run a clean patch through the bore to remove the solvent. Then clean the gun action or bolt with a rag or patches and solvent. Wipe dry. I use Q-tips to get those hard to reach spots. Then put gun oil on a rag and wipe down the gun and put a clean patch on and put gun oil on it and run it through the bore. Then wipe down any excess oil.
Apply Oil to all moving parts
Apply gun oil to all moving parts. And wipe any excess off. And then oil the swivels and where they attach to your gun. They will squeak if you don’t. And oiling them makes them easier to open and close.
Keep Your Guns Clean
Now next season when you get after those big bucks your gun will be ready. All you will have to do is sight it in. I like to clean mine after sighting it in as well.
In the United States Army(God Bless our Troops) cleaning our M-16 was just about the most important thing we did. Having a weapon jam when you need it the most is not something you want to happen. So get those rifles clean boys and girls. Next season will be here before you know it. Now is a good time to make sure you have a clean deer rifle. I know one year I came home from the last weekend of hunting and I unloaded my Chevrolet pickup and put my gear in the storage room in the basement and never even cleaned my gun. It was almost summer before I cleaned it and it had a little rust.