Well, I was planning to clean to the gun every time after the range. Not a DEEP cleaning, just a run through the bore a couple of times with the bore snake and nice wipe with the silicon cloth. Based on the responses, is this overdoing it?
Hi, and a belated welcome to the Forum!
Any time you ask about cleaning .22s you're going to get everything from "I clean it scrupulously after every range session" to "Cleaning? What's cleaning? It's a .22!"
W/ my Mk II, which is arguably a little easier to field strip than the Mk III, I "field strip" after every range session, run a patch w/ some solvent on it thru the barrel, let it sit a while, then run a dry patch or two thru. If the gun will be put away for a while, another patch w/ a spot of oil goes thru. Once or twice a year, I'll get out a bronze brush and run it thru a few times (dipped in solvent first.)
I've been trying to wear out .22 barrels that way for 50 years, and haven't managed to do it yet!
As for the rest of the parts, they get cleaned off w/ some solvent, dried, lubed as required and reassembled. The outer surfaces get a wipe down w/ a rag and a couple of drops of oil.
To each his own: this drill works for me!