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Ok guys, I have been hunting a lot this year and have been trying to keep my Browning B2000 12gauge in top conidition. I am shooting 3" steel mags for ducks and 2 3/4" for chukar. Everytime I get back from a trip I spray it down with the hopps degreaser and then spray some remington oil on it and then wipe it down. Anyways, I had 4 failure to loads. Usually I don't clean the dang thing until it gets so gunked up that the receiver doesn't close and then I will clean it. Never had problems, but since I started cleaning it, it is acting up. After spraying the rem oil on it should I wipe it down or leave the oil on it? Am I over oiling it?
I am not breaking down the gun completely, meaning I am not taking apart the receiver.
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I would completely break it down, soak, clean, LIGHTLY lubricate all internal parts and reassemble it. Simply spraying degreaser or cleaner inside, blowing it out and lubricating will not totally remove heavy, built up residue and gunk (although it is not a bad idea to do so on occasion)...guns just need to be stripped bare and totally cleaned on occasion.
If you aren't comfortable doing the job take it to a gunsmith for a cleaning job and inspection. Chances are it is just a buildup of residue but you may have a piece that needs to be repaired or replaced.
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sounds like you have a build up inside that needs a complete cleaning. I never have liked spary oil for a gun, I like to place the oil directly where needed and if wiping down the outside I just put a couple drops on a gun cloth and wipe down the gun. Too much Oil is always a bad thing on a semi-auto especially if it gets cold.
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