Does a muzzle brake need cleaning?

FEENIX

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To me yes, how often and how clean or what method is another story.

There is at least a couple of similar post but did not want to hijack it. For what it is worth, I found the article below ...

http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2019/09/yes-muzzle-brakes-need-regular-cleaning/

My muzzle brakes are nowhere close to the article's example. Below is one of mine and decided to clean it ...

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Soaked it with water and lemi shine (~1/2 a TSP of lemi shine, just guessed it) for ~ 1 hour.

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The build-up comes off easily with a cotton swab.

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Share your real-world experience here and add to the knowledge base to the LRH community. You know the rules! Have fun with it. Cheers!

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Ranger Rick

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I bought a used muzzle break, and it was filthy. So that brake required intense cleanly. I prefer preventative maintenance and follow something like this link
 
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FEENIX

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I bought a used muzzle break was a used one, and it was filthy. So that brake required intense cleanly. I prefer preventative maintenance and follow something like this link
As noted, mine does not get too dirty, perhaps because I clean it shortly after each use. This is the first time I have used this method. In the past, I just use whatever solvent I use to clean the barrel, brush as required, and use cotton swabs.
 

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Try this, 50/50 mix or hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar. Set it and forget it, well don’t forget it but have 2-3 beers and come back and scoop her up, clean as a whistle! Peroxide will boil the carbon out of brake.
 

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