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JayRuff
03-19-2008, 2:03 AM
I clean it after every shooting trip, cheap bulk ammo makes the barrel real dirty

bohoki
03-19-2008, 2:10 AM
yep when you get back or it stops functioning

of course there is a through cleaning and a once over cleaning

i just wipe off excessive ammounts of crud and maybe 2 patches down the bore

i want my barrel to shoot out, not clean out of commission

ghideon
03-19-2008, 2:11 AM
Eh, whenever it starts jamming up. I don't shoot real cheap ammo through mine, Wolf Match Target and CCI Mini mags. I find that my chamber gets much dirtier than the barrel does. If I was concerned about the barrel, I'd run a snake through it once or twice and call it good. Followed by an actual cleaning 3 to 4 range sessions afterwards.

E Pluribus Unum
03-19-2008, 2:42 AM
967 thousand rounds...

Mine shoots true despite rare cleanings and rough treatment.

CSACANNONEER
03-19-2008, 10:26 AM
967 thousand rounds...

Mine shoots true despite rare cleanings and rough treatment.

Damn, one of mine is almost due for a cleaning then.

USN CHIEF
03-19-2008, 10:34 AM
I have already shot about 3k rounds with mine and have not cleaned it yet once...

NRAhighpowershooter
03-19-2008, 11:26 AM
I only clean the bolt faces.... I never clean the bores on my 22lr's

ViPER395
03-19-2008, 2:00 PM
when it stops functioning correctly, or prints groups worse than it did a couple boxes ago.

Blacktail 8541
03-19-2008, 4:24 PM
You mean you actually have to clean a 10/22?:laugh:

motorhead
03-19-2008, 7:53 PM
i clean all my guns (even aks) every trip.

deleted by PC police
03-19-2008, 8:50 PM
I have known people that NEVER cleaned there 10/22's those things are tanks. I clean mine almost every time I shoot it though.

zcktomcat
03-19-2008, 11:40 PM
With mine I used to fire 200 rounds at a time with only a quick bore snake through the barrel. I found though around about 2000 to 4000 rounds it would start having fail to extracts and have a good amount of fail to fires after a while. After ruining a few shooting session by having the casing stuck in the chamber, I field stripped it and had a look at the bolt and found there was tons of carbon build up on the extractor and firing pin. Since then I try to field strip it at least every 500-1000 rounds. Oh yeah, all I fire through it is cheap wallmart bulk box ammo.

MILLITIAof1
03-20-2008, 1:10 AM
967 thousand rounds...

Mine shoots true despite rare cleanings and rough treatment.

I'll second his response, I think the 10/22 is still the most fun plinking rifle made.