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Taking Care Of Your Hunting Gears


If you are passionate about hunting you will definitely own a hunting gear. Being a hunting enthusiast you surely own several hunting equipments. However, it is equally important to take care of these equipments. So how would you do it? Every equipment requires to be taken care of in different ways, be it your hunting weapon or sports optics, like Nightforce NXS Scope.

 

All about Firearms
The shotguns and rifles are the most important equipments in a hunting expedition. Once you are with a hunting season, it is time to store your guns away. But before you do that clean them thoroughly. cleaning only the bore will not help. Disassemble your guns and clean them. If you do not know how to do it, take professional help. There are local gunsmiths. They can help you out with this job. It is important to remove the dust and debris sticking to the rifles. Once your guns have been cleaned, give them a light oiling to help prevent rust during storage. Use oils sparingly, however, as too much can gum up your action. I prefer to store my guns barrel down so that any excess oil or cleaning agents drain out the barrel rather than accumulate in the action.

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Caring for Your Optics
Riflescopes, like, Nightforce NXS 3.5-15×50; binoculars, rangefinders and cameras- all use the optics. And this thing works as the most important component in these devices. So how do you clean them? The first answer that would come to your mind is water. don’t even think about it. If you use water to clean the lens or the glass optics, there is every chance that it might leave behind dust particles. Use canned or compressed air to derive best results. Next, use a brush designed for lenses to wipe away any remaining dust or debris, then complete the task with optical cleaning fluid and lens tissue. Schmidt and Bender scopes, or for that matter, Nightforce, Bushnell, and other high end scopes require proper maintenance if you are expecting optimum performance.

Proper Clothing
Because of the need for scent management, big-game clothes should be treated a little differently. Proper clothing is an absolute necessity while going for an elaborate hunting expedition. While washing your clothes remember not to use detergents that would smell. And then, there are the hunting boots. The mud and dirt needs to be cleaned before you keep them away. Also mete out proper maintenances to other leather products.

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About Mark Griffin

Hi, This is Mark Griffin, a professional camp instructor, a passionate hunter and wildlife enthusiast. I like to travel & participate in hunting events across the country and abroad. I have been reloading, shooting and hunting for over 15 years now. Beside, a professional Camp Instructor, I am an avid blogger and freelance writer. Plenty of my blogs/articles have been featured on popular hunting forums and web magazines. When not hunting, photographing, writing, or spending time with my 'kiddos', I usually try to master wildlife painting!
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