Re: Fire Forming With Cream O' Wheat And Muzzle Brake?
I use the same method, but use cornmeal instead of cream o wheat. Removing the brake before fireforming is an absolute must. Toilet paper, cotton, etc. all have fibers that will get caught in the baffle of your brake and eventually bend or crack the steel. Those fibers carry a lot of force when blowing out the muzzle at 2,800 to 3,200 fps. No idle chatter here...I'm the fool that did it to my Defensive Edge brake. I was able to save the brake by catching it early enough (around 50 rounds) and applying some epoxy to fill the crack and then repaint it. If your smith did his job right, the brake goes right back on and you can't tell if it had ever been removed.