This morning after church I decided to give the Savage 30-06 a good cleaning.
How many patches does it take to clean the barrel of a rifle? It depends how dirty it was before you started. I didn't count, but I'd soak it in Hoppe's, the brush it, then run patches, then repeat, over and over. I finally got three patches in a row to come out clean, so I put it away. For a while, I was getting that green copper color on the patches, so I was getting some jacket fouling. When the last three patches came out clean, I threw away a handful of used patches.
While I was waiting for the Hoppe's to work between scrubbings, I gave the church website a good cleaning. It's been several months since I paid any attention to it, so I went in and took care of basic housekeeping.