(TacticalNews.com) – Owning a rifle or firearm is a wonderful experience. Like many other items in our lives, firearms need maintenance, and perhaps the most important part of that maintenance is cleaning. For first-time gun owners, this could be a new experience, and they may not know how to clean a rifle properly.
The cleanliness of your rifle will dictate how well it operates. Poorly cleaned rifles will have more issues when firing, whether it be jams or inaccuracy. That’s why it’s so important to know how to clean your rifle correctly.
Your first step in cleaning your rifle is making sure you have the proper supplies. You can get the components separately, or you can purchase a cleaning kit. The choice is yours.
Next, you’ll need to unload the rifle, drop the magazine, and clear the chamber. Before beginning the next step, double-check to make sure it is not loaded. Some people like to triple check their weapons. A few seconds of your time could save a few fingers or your life.
After you’ve successfully determined the rifle is empty, you can begin disassembly. The owner’s manual should include detailed instructions showing you how to do this. Additionally, since you’ll be using cleaning fluid, ensure that your area is adequately ventilated before beginning the process.
Maybe you’re not a first-time gun owner and already know how to clean your rifle properly, but you’ve never had the experience of hunting. Check out these tips for finding the perfect deer hunting rifle.
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