Originally Posted by 4bycamper
I like cheap and durable. When I had my Browning BOSS in 300 mag, I covered the boss brake with a single wrap of electrical tape. First time I fired that tape was gone, not to be found anywhere. Being an electrician, this was easy for me.
I think anything you use not made of steel will be gone first shot. So what do you have handy, scotch tape? finger cot? band aid?
Whatever works for you...that's what counts. I have no issue with electrical tape on a non-braked barrel. I found it taking quite a bit of electrical tape to wrap up a big slab style brake, not that that's a problem. I like to have an amount of tape or whatever device I use to cover the brake/muzzle end so that I can re-cover the brake or muzzle end several times. I've never had to more than once, but that could change.
Unless I took, I don't know, half a roll of electrical tape with me, I wouldn't have enough tape with my to deal with wrapping the slab brake multiple times. My typical style of hunting is designated wilderness backcountry backpacking and I scrutinize every piece of gear in my pack for size and weight constantly. 3 or 4 of the above finger cots beat the half roll of electrical tape in both categories and is faster and easier to apply. If you don't hunt like that, then there's no issue, but nothing escapes rigid scrutinization in my pack.
I believe the bigger slab brakes commonly used in dedicated LR rigs are a different animal than the BOSS brakes, if I recall.
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