Cleaning and breaking in barrels, is less better?
Common thinking in shooting circles is that we should clean our guns every time we shoot them.
Now i can understand that in NZ's bush environement, it can be damp, and its important to dry/clean/oil your rifle after that. Certainly also semi autos need to ensure the action is clean
But what if you've just gone to the range on a sunny warm day to put a few rounds down range.
I've seen a growing number of articles and comments coming out of the states about the amount of cleaning required.
I have to admit i dont clean our guns every time we shoot them.
I do if we've shot black powder, and i do if they have been damp copnditions or wet, but apart from that they go back into a dry safe and next time they come out its usually just to shoot them
This latest article in Rifle magazine from John Barsness is based on years of experience, so probably counts for more then mine!