Sun Outdoor Columnist
Regular firearms season has ended and the muzzleloader season ends this upcoming Tuesday (the 18th).
With these closures, it’s time to put things away until next year. Of all your gear, your firearm is likely the most expensive tool you have so it makes the most sense to take good care of it. After a season of use, it needs a good cleaning, inside and out, before it is put into storage for the next few months.
The first thing to do is to make sure you have all the right supplies to get the job done. You will need a rod, a bronze brush, and a slotted or pointed jag. Most basic gun cleaning kits will have these. Get the brush and jag ends so that they match the caliber/gauge of your firearm. Next, get some cleaning patches. These will be labelled with a caliber range they are good for.