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    MGO Member Savorino's Avatar
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    Help cleaning a rifle with brake

    How do I clean a rifle bore with a muzzle brake on it.
    Do I remove the brake or just push the brush through it like a regular bore. (From the chamber to the bore end)
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    Just push it through! Sometimes I use a nylon brush oh the brake if it gets dirty

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    I give the brake itself a squirt of Gun Scrubber to cut carbon build up in the holes and bore followed by a flushing. A spray of RemOil or similar works fine, then clean as normal. The idea I have for cleaning the brake is its larger diameter bore then the barrel and ports do not get cleaned by simply running a patch down the rifles bore, although a dirty brake doesn’t harm anything other then get things dirty it touches as carbon builds up on the outside.
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    I clean as normal, just push it through. Prior to that, like Ol' Joe, I spray the brake with Gun Scrubber to knock the carbon down. If still dirty, Ill use a nylon brush between the ports/baffles with more Gun Scrubber.
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    Depending on how the brake is designed you might want to run a small brush (22 caliber works on mine) through the gas port holes.

    I have a stainless Magna-port brake on a light weight 30:06. The "side" holes rarely get dirty. The blast pressure keeps them clean.

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    You might want to use a straw to get through the brake

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    Pipe cleaners!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roundballer View Post
    Pipe cleaners!
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    If it’s easily removed, AK, Vz58, I’d remove it. If not, just clean as suggested.
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