Re: Muzzle Brake Removal Question
Sometimes you need to take some brakes off to clean them (The side ported brakes can be cleaned in place) and also occasionally you may get a cleaning patch stuck in one and need to take the brake off.
I recommend using Never seize on the threads to keep them from wearing screwing them on and off
(Some do this every time they clean) and in the event you have to take the brake you can do so with
I also recommend removing them occasionally Just to clean the threads and lube them to prevent them from seizing, (bore solvents tend to remove any lubricants) .
I use aluminum flat bar in the ports to remove the ported brakes and drills or taper pins on the drilled brakes. A light tap on the tool with a mallet will normally remove it with ease.
If you don't ever remove it, at some point it may not come off and a Gun Smith will have to machine
it off and may have to re-thread the barrel.
Just My opinion, From having to remove brakes that have never been removed since installation.
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