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...what's your routine?

Mine: check scope mount screws, visually inspect rifle from crown to action screws, inspect rifle sling and sling swivels, run a dry boresnake down the barrel, and go hunting.


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I shake it. If nothing falls off, it's good to go.

I made sure it was ready to go before I put it away last time. What's to go bad if it's never touched?


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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
I shake it. If nothing falls off, it's good to go.

I made sure it was ready to go before I put it away last time. What's to go bad if it's never touched?

I agree. I still do what I do because I would rather catch any issues at the house instead of beside my truck in the field.


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Coyote's and other vermin.
Deer season ends 1/1, prep begins 1/2


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Occasionally shoot primary rifle, punch paper, ring gongs, check zero and hold overs, multiple times through the year including a couple weeks before season opens. Nothing special for deer season.



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I use my rifle year round, I guess I don't pick a certain day to inspect everything. Maybe I misread the question. I give it a visual inspection every time I pick it up


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after season a complete Pull-A-Part extreme cleaning wipe down the whole nine yards even if it's only shot a few times. before season check side in do not clean only wipe down until after season. this is big game type rifles that I just use a little bit. environment rigs and farm rigs that carries in the truck and such well they are what they are

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Wipe down,go to the pit,shoot rifle for zero,then go hunting.

Sometimes when using a new rifle i shoot it a lot just to make sure we are both on the same page and see if it stays on target.

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If it's a rifle I have not handled in a while I will go through it and give it a thorough wipe down and run a patch through the barrel.

If it's a regular then I just while it down and run a patch down the barrel.

I may give it a few practice shots to confirm zero


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I shoot it twice and make sure it is still on zero. That's it. I clean bores every 10 years or so.


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Pre-Season Rifle Prep?
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An oil rag and some oil.
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I shoot all summer. I try to go every weekend I'm not scouting. Minimum once a month, but usually more. I hike around and shoot off my pack or trekking poles.


That's my routine I guess. I shoot it.

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Pre Hunt Prep:
Remove gun from safe
Put in case
Load in truck
Carry into the field


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Originally Posted by MPat70
If it's a rifle I have not handled in a while I will go through it and give it a thorough wipe down and run a patch through the barrel.

If it's a regular then I just while it down and run a patch down the barrel.

I may give it a few practice shots to confirm zero

I never run a patch down mine before hunting. I verify zero then leave it dry.... tape the muzzle in inclement weather... an oiled/wet bore from a patch will change POI


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I live in the mountains in Idaho. I'm not a great hunter really but I'm convinced the critters flee from me and hide because I shoot all year and once the snow melts an I can get higher up I mostly do high angle and field positional shooting and sling work, lot of standing unsupported ans this year it was with a 270win. It keeps the rifle ready all the time.

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Verify my zero at 300 yards! Usually, 3 rounds fired! Then hope to fire it again….. during hunting season! memtb


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Originally Posted by gonehuntin
...what's your routine?

Mine: check scope mount screws, visually inspect rifle from crown to action screws, inspect rifle sling and sling swivels, run a dry boresnake down the barrel, and go hunting.


Holy schidt. You shouldn't have to check that [bleep]. All that [bleep] should be done before hand. For fu cks sake..


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Pull the rifle out. Open the bolt to see if it still has the same 3 rounds in the magazine from the previous season. Put it in the case and off to the woods.

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Pre season?

I shoot my rifles year round


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I always pull out the bolt and visually check the bore sight alignment with the scope even if I just shot recently shot it. I once had a Leupy VariX3 3.5-10x40 track about 6 inches to the right and 5 or 6 inches up a week or so after zeroing it. Missed what I thought was an easy 200 yd shot on a big 4x4.

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