close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Cleaning Mossberg 930?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by thinktwice, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. thinktwice

    thinktwice

    293
    0
    Mar 29, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have a Mossberg 930 SPX that I shoot on occasion. It's mainly for home defense. I just shot about 16 shells 00buck through it. The gun was clean before that, because I had field stripped and cleaned it about 2 months ago after a day of shooting it. My question to you guys is how often should I field strip it after shooting it? I mean I always clean the bore and chamber even if I shoot three shells through it. But not really sure when to do a complete field strip.
     
  2. sourdough44

    sourdough44

    3,019
    131
    Jul 23, 2007
    WI
    I usually just run a snug fitting dampened patch down the bore after a shooting session, then give the gun a wipedown with an oily cloth.

    I save the field strip to every once in a while, of if I was out in the rain or snow. If the gun got wet, I strip it down afterwards, clean & relube.

    For the most part a patch with the likes of Hoppes #9 through the bore & a general wipe down is all one needs.
     


  3. G19Pistolero

    G19Pistolero

    405
    0
    Jul 28, 2009
    FL CWP
    With that infrequent usage I'd just run a patch or a boresnake dipped in Hoppes through the bore...maybe field strip 2x a year...
     
  4. mixflip

    mixflip

    6,825
    3
    Mar 4, 2009
    I like to clean my guns after the range. I actually enjoy the quiet time and I also like to inspect in for any issues? Did anything vibrate loose or break? It can happen even if you shoot it just once. Im weird that way though.

    I have been on a tactical shotgun course where my side saddle vibrated right off of my Remington 870 Police Magnum. It wouldn't have done that if I had checked it and added loctite before the course. It was a dept shotgun. Lesson learned.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  5. Z71bill

    Z71bill

    14,934
    2,026
    Feb 19, 2007
    Texas
    I use to detail clean them after every range trip.:upeyes:

    Then I started thinking - I plan to go to the range again in a few weeks - I will wait -

    Then I realized I had gone 6 - 10 months & several range trips and had not cleaned them - at all.

    Back when I hunted (ducks, geese, pheasant & dove) - I never even thought about doing a detail cleaning during the season - it would be a waste of time. If I had clumps of mud on my gun I would knock them off - but that is about it.

    So in comparison - shooting a few rounds at a range on a nice sunny day is nothing VS slogging through the mud hunting pheasants or doves, getting wet & sandy out in the boat hunting ducks & geese.

    I have always used pump action guns - and they are pretty forgiving -

    Now that I have two semi auto shotguns I have been wondering if I should clean more.

    Just went over 600 rounds through the VersaMax - I had cleaned it before shooting it - but have not since.

    My (wife's) 20 gauge Hatsan Escort has about 300 rounds through it since it was cleaned.

    I just decided to check the barrel - and it has some crud in it - so I ran a few patches through it - and wiped the inside of the chamber with a patch & finger. I doubt what I did improved reliability.

    I am starting to think a few thousand rounds or 1 year whichever comes first. :dunno:
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2014