brake ? and barrel cleaning ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by kidcoltoutlaw, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    do you take the brake of the barrel to clean it ? it looks like the brake would protect the crown from the cleaning rod thanks,keith
     
  2. Guest

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    The brake will protect the crown to a degree depending on the style but its better to clean from the action end if possible
     

  3. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I take my brake off.

    Crow mag
     
  4. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    I leave mine on, mainly because it's locktighted on.
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  5. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    I always take mine off and clean from the action end. I clean the brake seperately - sometimes just by dunking it in Shooter Choice and wiping it down.

    If using a cotton patch it will expand and stick in the holes of the brake if you try to clean with it on.
    I also like to clean the threads and the area around the crown and cannot do that with the brake on.
     
  6. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    i have never taken the brake of off my Mcbros LBR .50 BMG yet it still shoots great.i did not order the tool for taking the break of when i order the gun.for the money you would have thought they would give you a tool.or at least told me about it thanks,keith