Hunter gun care starts with a good cleaning kit and gun case. Buy a kit with a cleaning rod diameter to match the gun's caliber. Never use a cleaning rod with the wrong caliber. The kit must contain two tips to hold patches, cleaning patches, a bore brush, a bottle of powder solvent, gun oil, and gun grease. A hunter gun cleaning kit also needs a silicone cloth to remove fingerprints and protect against rust prints. Hunting firearms have more recoil and muzzle blast than target rifles. Recoil and muzzle blast cause flinching. Practicing with hunting firearms allows the hunter to find a balance between power and recoil.