24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 14,246
Campfire Outfitter
OP Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 14,246
...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.


"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson

We are all Rhodesians now.






BP-B2

Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 64,068
Campfire Kahuna
Online Content
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 64,068
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?


Sin wouldn't be so attractive if the wages were paid immediately.
,,...............
No Democrat left behind. Vote them all out.
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 14,246
Campfire Outfitter
OP Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 14,246
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.


"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson

We are all Rhodesians now.






Joined: Mar 2022
Posts: 307
D
Campfire Member
Online Content
Campfire Member
D
Joined: Mar 2022
Posts: 307
Coyote's and other vermin.
Deer season ends 1/1, prep begins 1/2


Save our kids - shoot your local drug dealer.
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 10,658
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 10,658
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.


TRUTH does not mind being questioned. A LIE does not like being challenged.
IC-A B3

Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,273
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 13,273
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


Beware of any old man in a profession where one usually dies young.

Calm seas don't make sailors.
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,744
L
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
L
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 8,744
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

Last edited by ldholton; 11/28/22.
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,403
P
Campfire Outfitter
Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
P
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,403
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.

Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 4,279
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 4,279
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


ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 6,856
1
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
1
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 6,856
I shoot it twice and make sure it is still on zero. That's it. I clean bores every 10 years or so.

IC-B B4

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 12,148
P
Campfire Outfitter
Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
P
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 12,148
Pre-Season Rifle Prep?
------------------------

An oil rag and some oil.
And I'm good to go.

Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 5,229
J
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
J
Joined: Apr 2018
Posts: 5,229
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.

Last edited by Jackson_Handy; 11/28/22.
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 19,157
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 19,157
Pre Hunt Prep:
Remove gun from safe
Put in case
Load in truck
Carry into the field


”Every citizen a soldier.” Thomas Jefferson
Stand against tyranny.
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,410
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 18,410
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


A good conservative will give you the shirt off his back.

A good liberal will give you the shirt off someone else's back.

~Molɔ̀ːn Labé Skýla~
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 1,434
T
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
T
Joined: Jan 2021
Posts: 1,434
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.

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 8,879
M
Campfire Outfitter
Online Content
Campfire Outfitter
M
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 8,879
Verify my zero at 300 yards! Usually, 3 rounds fired! Then hope to fire it again….. during hunting season! memtb


You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong." -Bob Hagel

“LETS GO BRANDON”
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 42,296
B
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
B
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 42,296
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..


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.

BSA MAGA
Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 179
G
Campfire Member
Offline
Campfire Member
G
Joined: Aug 2022
Posts: 179
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.

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 10,033
Campfire Outfitter
Offline
Campfire Outfitter
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 10,033
Pre season?

I shoot my rifles year round


Maker of the Frankenstud Sling Keeper
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 1,714
G
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
G
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 1,714
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.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  RickBin 

Link Copied to Clipboard
CTV-TRX
Who's Online Now
658 members (10gaugemag, 100grNP, 117LBS, 06hunter59, 10ring1, 10gaugeman, 68 invisible), 2,125 guests, and 1,200 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3-22



 







Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2023 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.33 Page Time: 0.063s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9396 MB (Peak: 1.0873 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2023-02-05 04:35:39 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS