As a novice I would like some advice on rifle cleaning.
I have on advice bought a bore snake for my 6.5x55 and my 17HMR
My question is should I apply some gun oil to the barrel before cleaning or some on the snake or not at all.
Also I would assume you pull the snake from the chamber to the muzzle i.e in the direction of the bullet is this correct or does it make little difference.
I have read on here some that don't ever clean their rifles and they hold zero fine and others that lose zero after cleaning.
All a bit confusing.