Took delivery of my first rifle last week and had a chance to take it down to the range at the weekend. Although I have done a introduction to deer stalking and my DSC level one neither of these really cover rifle maintenance, cleaning and zeroing in any great detail. I have read the rifle owners manual and read the instructions on all the cleaning products, some of which would appear to have the capability to do some serious damage to the rifle if not applied correctly. Given the fact the rifle cost over a grand I am paranoid that I may end up knackering my rifle if I do not fully underastand what I am doing. I would really appreciate it if anyone knows of any practical courses in Scotland or North of England that are ran on these subjects.
Cheers in advance