Or better put - To pull through or not to pull through?
I've just purchase a 17hmr for taking on rabbits and was reading some pages on the web that was discussing loss of accuracy after cleaning the bore of these rifles. I will wait until I put more rounds through the 17hmr before worrying about that.....
But what about the larger calibres with moderators?
I have a .308 with a moderator and I have always wondered about the logic of pulling it through after firing it each time because it means removing the moderator. Most people I've met say the rifle will need a check zero after removing and re-fiting a Mod because it never goes back on exactly the same so moves the zero pont.
That said I can't pull the rifle through with the mod on otherwise all the crud will end up in the mod (T8 so can't dismantle it).
Just wondering what other do for cleaning when they are using moderators and how badly does taking the mod off and on affect the zero?