I can tell you what the Marine team at Camp Perry was doing in '06 & '07...after a match, they cleaned their M16's, then ran a wet patch of Hoppe's through the bore for overnight storage. The next AM, they dry patched the bore, then went to the firing line for the off hand stage. I've done the same for the past 50+ years of hunting and found little variation on the first shot...hunting accuracy...not shooting 5 shot groups. Run a test with your rifle, and see where it throws that first shot with a very slightly damp bore of Hoppe's #9; you may be surprised..and that very thin coating will give you peace of mind in wet conditions. Rod
Our Flag does not fly because the wind blows against it, it is moved instead, by the dying breath of our patriots in uniform. Our Freedom is not free, it's been paid for many times over.
USAF Forward Air Controller, 5th Spl Forces,
An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73
Last edited by rodfac; December 23, 2012 at 07:47 PM.