Thanks John. What is your shoot/clean process for a new rifle? Ive always just used a new rifle. I clean them after maybe 30 rounds although I clean them more due to environmental hazards than shooting.
I’d just shoot the gun.
rain, mud, snow
Got it, makes sense. I tape my muzzle at the beginning of the season and remove the tape at the end.
Good afternoon to you sir, I trust all is as well as can be in your world on this second last Saturday of November.
While I'm a blue electrical tape user/enthusiast as well, one thing I will say that I've learned is that if one has the arm out in extreme cold and then brings it inside and it sweats, then it absolutely can rust. This is the case after it's been fired a few times anyways.
Typically if we're able to now we'll keep the firearms out in the cold during a hunt, then bring them in for storage, remove the blue tape and run something down the bore to ensure it's dry at least. I'm aware one doesn't want to necessarily run an oil down the bore part way through season, but rust won't make it shoot better either.
As always there's lots of situations that I'm not even aware of, so lots of different ways to debark the proverbial feline, but that's how I do it when we're out in sub zero conditions.
All the best to you all this winter and Happy Thanksgiving.