cleaning gun

How can I protect my guns in storage against rust?

Mike says: A thorough clean, followed by a wipe-down of the metal parts with a lightly-oiled cloth should be quite sufficient for guns in storage, providing your friend is going to examine your guns reasonably frequently. If the guns have chromed bores – and most modern guns have – there’s no need to leave the tubes…

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Re-barrelling an old rifle

Q: I have an old Sako Forester rifle that I really like in .308 Winchester, but the barrel is now past its best. I was thinking of having it re-barrelled to the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge when I vary my firearms certificate. Is it a good round? A: The 6.5 Creedmoor…

How to clean your rifle

How to clean your rifle

A rifle is a precision instrument and such things really do need to be kept clean if you expect them to work properly. But – and it’s a big BUT – I have seen as many rifles damaged by over- cleaning as ruined by lack of it. As always, there is a…

adjust trigger pull weight

How to adjust trigger-pull weight

Jason Harris recently had a customer that had traded in a Beretta 682 Gold E and bought a Perazzi MX8. He thought that the new gun felt strange when in use. Basically, he said that when the top barrel was fired first, the second bottom barrel felt incredibly light. The…

Sound moderator maintenance

Sound moderator maintenance

When it comes to sound moderators, correct fitting and proper maintenance is vital, says Bruce Potts, as it is all too easy to ruin a good rifle by neglecting these tasks