Re: Tape on the end of barrel
I spend a lot of time riding the horse with a rifle in a saddle scabbord. If you have ever seen the crap that acccumulates in a saddle scabbord. Then you would find a solution. My solution is tape on the barrel. I cover the end then take a rap around the barrel and leave a one inch Tail of tape. The tail of tape makes it easy to rip the tape off and in the situation where a very quick shot is needed the tape gets blown to bits.
Do not plan on shooting varmit bullets through tape and hitting a thing is my experience.
I also carry a boresnake
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