so my time is nearly here to test my new rifle and loads but....
When testing loads do I need to clean it after each 3 shot group (by clean I mean quick wet patch through, wait a few mins for barrel to cool and then 1/2 patch out before next 3 shot group)
After 3 or 4 3 shot groups etc
or once I have done?
Will it make much difference if I clean it or not.
My thinking behind it is when most of us go out stalking we do so with a clean rifle. Some of us might shoot 1 or 2 rounds to test zero and then 1 - 3 rounds stalking (3 or more if lucky)
So most of us will shoot with a clean rifle. I just looking for the best result and as I have to book (and pay) for range time I would hate to find out my rifle likes 44gr of powder (that being about 20 shots in) only to find if I clean it and shoot it again it might not like 44gr etc
I come from rimfire / shotgun back ground were the rimfire is only cleaned (barrel) every 200 or so rounds and shotgun at the end of the day (weather I have fired 1 or 200 carts)
Iím trying not to over complicate things but I want to get the best results etc.