You can’t very well expect to enjoy a day at the dump poppin’ varmints without gunking up your .22. Numerous substances (dirt, gunpowder, moisture, rat bits, etc.) build up in the action, barrel, and on the outside of your gun that, if left to fester, can and will affect your rifle’s performance, appearance, and longevity. Check out this article to learn how to get the most out of your .22 rifle.
If you don’t want to be a laughing stock at deer camp this year, with all of your uncles and older cousins looking down on you with disdain over the sorry state your rifle is in, you’d better read this article. Aside from avoiding the ridicule you would most certainly deserve for not cleaning your gun, it’s really just a good idea to keep it clean. Bolt-action rifles are expensive, and you want to protect your investment and make that sucker last. Besides that, dirty rifles are far more likely to misfire. The last thing you want to do is miss your chance of shooting a bigger buck than your old man.
Every kid who’s ever pretended to shoot a gun has undoubtedly imagined him/herself firing off round after round from a revolver like a Wild West badass. When these kids grow up and stop pretending, that’s when the real fun begins. Now that you’re all grown up and own a real revolver, you’ll need to know how to properly return it back to glory. Ridding your town of outlaws does not, after all, come without responsibilities.