Rimfire cleaning

HoLeChit

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We all (I assume) clean our center fire rifles after every outing, but what about our rimfire? I’ve heard different stories. Benchrest guys clean after every target/25 shots, Olympic competitors clean every 200 or 500. I’ve heard not to clean until you have a noticeable loss of accuracy. I’ve heard some guys say to never clean it.
What do you guys do?

what do you do when shooting match/non match lead bullets?

copper plated?

.17 jacketed bullets?

does this change with semi auto/bolt action/lever actions/pistols?

what is your process and how has it worked for you?
 

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Long rifle whether 22 or 6.5 Grendel I swab clean after every use, when I start noticing loss of accuracy is when I break out the bore brush and barrel scrubber/ copper remover and clean until spotless.

EDIT: That is what I came up with after watching countless videos and asking a few long range folks.
 
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knock yourself out here are some rimfire cleaning articles.
http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2018/04/rimfire-barrel-cleaning-eleys-recommended-methods/

https://www.erabsf.org/FAQs/RifleCleaning.pdf


Personally I used to clean everything every-time after it was shot. Now my son and I shoot so much that I clean them when they show performance issues or I feel like it. The boy cleans a lot of guns when he is bored. I can say I bet lots of precision barrels have been damaged by more over cleaning and bad chemical use than being shot dirty.
 
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