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I would like to know what people use and how they clean their precision rifles. I have heard you should only push the jag through then take it off and pull the rod back out. Same thing with brass or nylon brushes.
 

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I've cleaned this rifle bore twice since I've built it. Once after the first 150 rounds and once again at 553 rounds. This 10 shot group represents rounds 942-951 down the tube. I'll probably put a patch or two through it at 1000 if I have a match coming up, otherwise I don't clean till I see accuracy fall off. Want to kill an accurate barrel? Clean it too often or improperly!

Generally I let some Break free foaming bore cleaner sit in the barrel for a couple of hours, push a patch through, run a brush with Butches Bore shine through for a few passes, let sit for 5 min., push a patch through. Run a couple wet patches with Rem Oil and then a couple of dry patches. That will get just about everything.

Krieger 1:8.5 twist SS 5R 26"
 

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always interesting to discuss cleaning of precision rifles. I do belive you can do more damage than good by improper cleaning methods. I clean quite a bit more than Ritten, but hard to argue with a damn fine group as shown above. I use a bore guide, butchs bore shine, remove cleaning patch after pass through. clean until i see no residue on patch, finish off with touch of gun oil and a fouling shot.

PS: I love the look of that website backgroup pic Ritten that looks sharp.
 

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I agree with Ritten. You can over clean a gun. If you need to clean more than usual you are using some dirty ammo.
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