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Old 07-05-2018, 08:57 PM
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I normally clean my guns every time they're shot. On this gun with the take down screw I'm a bit concerned about wearing out the threads. I shoot on avg. 4 days out of 7 every week sometimes every day. How often do you folks clean your S22 Victory. I'm thinking 200 rounds ?
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:56 PM
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I have since traded mine away, but would use a bore snake and wipe down reachable parts with Hoppes. A light re-oil with Rem-oil would finish my after shooting clean-up.

Of course, I did not shoot it as often as you seem to do. I traded it away before I felt it needed a full take-down.
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:33 AM
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Back when I used to shoot competition, I gave up on trying to clean the gun on a daily basis, and instead set a goal of a minor cleaning every 5,000 rounds, and a detail strip and clean at 20,000 rounds. This was with my USPSA .45 ACP match gun, and the intervals worked out well; allowing me to concentrate on practice, not gun cleaning. Your results may be different, depending on how amenable your .22 is to extended periods between cleaning. The only way to know if it'll work is to try it.

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Old 07-06-2018, 10:11 AM
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I clean mine after every range trip.
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My wife has one and it DEMANDS to be cleaned at the maximum every two times she goes to the range. Gun is quite accurate but it gets dirty and it turns into a jam-a-mattic.

She shoots bullseye and target practice at our home range weakly. She tried using a snake like tool to go from the mag well to the muzzle but a couple people she shoots with talked her out of that. So now she does a barrel pull every clean up!

As far as the barrel screw goes she has used the right lock tight to keep that barrel in for a while. That works but its a bit difficult to get undone. She tried the washer that did not work well. She now is on her 4th screw sent from S&W with the stuff in the thread. She gets about 10 take downs and the screw starts loosening again.

I tried working with her as I have been a pistol shooter since early 1970s. Just like trying to teach her to drive standard she refuses to listen to me for the most part.

I was a NRA pistol instructor and helped her when she first got interested in shooting a couple years ago but way too many good intentioned people at the range tell her to do it their way. She shoots with 4 woman only groups and I get the distinct feeling they do not want help from a male!

My best thing at this point is to let her sink or swim and gun clean on her own volition. (FWIW now married 48 years)
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Old 07-06-2018, 12:13 PM
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I clean mine after every range trip.
I agree. I have done that for all my guns for years. I'm not like the guy who never changes oil on his car, just adds when needed!!!
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Some real amusing comments.
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