Should the interior of the barrel be oiled after cleaning?
A thin coat of oil in the bore is sometimes necessary to protect against corrosion in humid environments. The use of M-Pro7 Gun Oil LPX in the bore will not cause any damage, however the concern for many is ... Will this affect accuracy? The answer is possibly. For pistols and shotguns, a thin coat of oil in the bore does not significantly affect accuracy. For long range shooting, sometimes a coat of oil in the bore will affect the accuracy of the first shot … sometimes it will not. Every rifle is different depending on a variety of factors. If so, we recommend a “fouling shot” to clear the bore before engaging long range targets.