Always clear the weapon and make sure it is unloaded.
Before shooting your new rifle, ALWAYS clean the bore. There may be debris in the bore from shipping.
- Shoot three shots and clean twice
- Shoot 6 shots and clean once
- Shoot 12 shots and clean
- For the first 100 shots, clean every 25-30 rounds
- After the first 100 rounds, clean when accuracy starts to degrade.
Always use a good copper solvent such as Montana Xtreme 50BMG™, Spooge™, Shooters Choice™, or Sweets 7.62™. Always run three wet patches one way through, discarding each patch. This will rid your bore of carbon that can be dangerous if “scrubbed” into the bore. Run a wet brush 10 strokes and let sit. This allows the copper solvent to work. Dry patch and inspect. If copper can still be seen, run a wet patch followed by the wet brush again. When you see very little or no copper, dry patch. Then run 5 alcohol patches to clear the solvent out. DO NOT use Hoppes to do this with. IT DOES NOT WORK! You will have copper solvent ...