Video: How to clean and oil a semi-automatic shotgun

Keeping your shotgun clean is an integral part of waterfowl hunting. Whether you’re scavenging in the swamps or crouching in the dark during a blizzard, your gun will get dirty. Here are some tips to keep your Inertia Shotgun cycling all season long.

After disassembling your gun, use Break Free CLP to clean all surfaces and remove any residue such as gunpowder, mud, and salt. If necessary, wrap your rag around a screwdriver to get into hard-to-reach nooks and crannies, and be sure to pay close attention to the back and inside of the receiver.

Once everything is clean, spray a small amount of Hoppe’s No. 9 Dry Lube on the bolt, let it dry, and wipe off any excess with a clean, dry rag. He reassembles his gun and tries the bolt. It should be very fast and responsive and keep you shooting even on the coldest days of the season.