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    Ruger PCC Cleaning

    I never had a firearm that required tools to disassemble for cleaning until this Ruger PCC. You damned near need a tool box to take everything apart to get to the bolt. I've always been a meticulously kind of guy as far as cleaning goes after every range session but with this carbine, I don't see that happening. I also don't want to wear out the screws from constantly disassembling it. I'm considering just cleaning the barrel only after every range session and just calling it a day and only getting to the bolt when absolutely needed. Maybe once every 6 months.

    Question.... What's the longest you've gone without cleaning your Ruger PCC?

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    Disclaimer i dont own one

    Honestly for a blow back gun like that i think your on the right track thinking that you will just be putting extra wear on the fastners, i would just not clean it chances are it wolnt give you problems for a really long time if ever and you won't hurt it (pure speculation)

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    .........
    ETA - I don't own one. Hopefully someone that does can share their experience with you.

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    Last edited by 9mm_shooter; 10-12-18 at 19:25.

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    I clean mine once every 500 rounds. Don't bother with the the removal of the bolt (and, thus, charging handle) until you REALLY need a DEEP clean. Not so hard. Like a 10/22 really.

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    The more I shoot over the years, the less I worry about cleaning unless it's 1-a duty weapon or 2-a predetermined internal (e.g. yearly. The PCC is on my wish list, and I won't treat it any differently unless it affects function.

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    Ruger seems to have a tendency to be hard to strip and clean.

    Their .22 target pistol Mark I through III were famously difficult. You needed a wooden dowel and a rubber mallet. Ridiculous. The Mark IV comes apart with the push of a button. That's when I bought one.

    The 10/22 needs a screwdriver, punches, a hammer, and some cussing to strip and reassemble. And you can't clean it from the breech end. I clean as seldom as possible.

    I'm not a bit surprised that another of their guns is tough to maintain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
    Ruger seems to have a tendency to be hard to strip and clean.

    Their .22 target pistol Mark I through III were famously difficult. You needed a wooden dowel and a rubber mallet. Ridiculous. The Mark IV comes apart with the push of a button. That's when I bought one.

    The 10/22 needs a screwdriver, punches, a hammer, and some cussing to strip and reassemble. And you can't clean it from the breech end. I clean as seldom as possible.

    I'm not a bit surprised that another of their guns is tough to maintain.

    I had a few MKIII's, they were a pain but I never did need a wooden dowel. Only gun I have ever had that I had to use the instructions every time to put it back together. I bought a replacement bushing for $10 from tandemkross that removed 90% of the steps and pain.

    I'm not sure what your using a punch and hammer on a 10/22 for unless your completely striping the bolt down. Otherwise a allen wrench for the stock screws and a screwdriver for putting the bolt release back in is about the only extras I need. I should notemine all have the poly lower and the pins push right in and out easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uni-Vibe View Post
    Ruger seems to have a tendency to be hard to strip and clean.
    +1. I have an AC556. It makes me wonder what they were thinking. No way that youd want GIs field stripping such a rifle.

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