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Man cleaning his rifle

Clean your firearms after every use to keep them in top condition. This will help ensure that the action functions safely and properly and the ammunition performs as it should.

  • Work on a cleared table or bench. Always give cleaning your full attention. Never clean a firearm while doing something else.
  • Follow these basic steps to clean your firearm.
    • Point the muzzle in a safe direction, and make sure the gun is unloaded.
    • Remove all ammunition from the cleaning bench.
    • For the most thorough cleaning, field strip the firearm as directed in the firearm owner’s manual. Then clean each part separately.
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