When it comes to cleaning a precision rifle, unfortunately, the trend seems to be that people get way more carried away with it than is actually necessary. This movement can probably trace it roots to the military, where weapons are continually broken down after every firing session, cleaned to a spotless state, and reassembled for use. There’s nothing wrong with that and I’m not going to fault our Armed Services for teaching our troops to keep their weapons clean. However, we’re talking about two different things here. High rate and volume of fire with a less accurate weapon system versus low rate of fire and volume on a highly accurate weapons platform.