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How often should we clean our muzzle breaks?

How often do we need to take the break off and give it a good scrub/soak down?

I've recently acquired a couple big game rifles with breaks. I normally clean my bore/barrel somewhere between every 20-50 rounds. Do I need to remove the brake this often too??

What is a good way to do it?
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    Re: How often should we clean our muzzle breaks?

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    How often do we need to take the break off and give it a good scrub/soak down?

    I've recently acquired a couple big game rifles with breaks. I normally clean my bore/barrel somewhere between every 20-50 rounds. Do I need to remove the brake this often too??

    What is a good way to do it?

    If you have the ported type of breaks it can be cleaned when you clean your rifle without
    removing it.

    If they are the ones with small holes they need to be removed and cleaned every time
    you clean the rifle.

    Vias recommends this every time and even supplies a pin to remove it.

    After removal, I use a bore brush and solvent on this type and apply a light coat of oil to the
    threads in the break and the rifle.

    The ported breaks need to be installed with some sort of thread sealer to prevent solvent
    entree into the threads if it is not removed each time.(Strong bore solvents can damage
    threads with time.

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    Re: How often should we clean our muzzle breaks?

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    Re: How often should we clean our muzzle breaks?

    Utrasonic Cleaner, you can put 5 or 6 in at one time, run them through a few cycles and they look brand new.
    A LOT less messy than brushes and solvent.

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    Re: How often should we clean our muzzle breaks?

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    Utrasonic Cleaner, you can put 5 or 6 in at one time, run them through a few cycles and they look brand new.
    A LOT less messy than brushes and solvent.

    Dave
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    @SBruce

    I always use an appropriate application of that metallic anti-seize goo (that you put on spark plugs, etc...) on all infrequently disturbed metal joints. I haven't had a problem with anything being stuck since I started doing that. Ask a gunsmith about this though... I do not own a gun with a muzzle brake.
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    Re: How often should we clean our muzzle breaks?

    The one I have came from Harbor Freight on sale for $59.00, but there are lots of them out there.
    The easiest method/solution I have found is 2 oz of Citranox in one Gallon of distilled water.

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    Re: How often should we clean our muzzle breaks?

    My gunsmith told me @ every hundred rounds. He says it does not need to be cleaned every time you clean your rifle.
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