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wildcard
06-04-2008, 10:08 AM
So I just chopped down my barrel to 19.5" and figured I might as well clean my rifle. The problem is I have lead caked on my muzzle brake. I'm talking ant hill sized amounts that are solid. What's the best and easiest way to remove it? MPro7 soak? Solvent soak? Brake cleaner?

I messed up a perfectly good bronze brush trying to scrape it out w/o chemical assistance.

Vu 308
06-04-2008, 10:31 AM
Soak that bad boy in some Hoppes for a week.

ar15barrels
06-04-2008, 12:28 PM
That's not lead.
That's carbon.

Scrape it.
A triangular machinists scraper works great.

rksimple
06-04-2008, 1:37 PM
You haven't shot any cast through your rifle have you? Or open base bullets? If not, it ain't lead.

wildcard
06-04-2008, 1:53 PM
That's not lead.
That's carbon.

Scrape it.
A triangular machinists scraper works great.

That's right. I should have known better. No easy chemical removal processes? I don't possess such a tool and I have confirmed that a flathead screwdriver will not do the trick.

Vu 308
06-04-2008, 3:57 PM
Soak it in hoppes. I did this to my WM brake. Takes a while to soften it up but it will work.

Vu

ar15barrels
06-04-2008, 3:58 PM
You could get some slip2000 carbon cutter.

wildcard
06-04-2008, 4:11 PM
Soak it in hoppes. I did this to my WM brake. Takes a while to soften it up but it will work.

Vu

I was looking for something, quick, easy, fast, and onhand :) Guess I have to spend money and time instead..

ar15barrels
06-04-2008, 4:33 PM
I was looking for something, quick, easy, fast, and onhand :) Guess I have to spend money and time instead..

Get a machinist scraper.
You will use it so often you will wonder how you ever got along without it.

www.mcmaster.com
Item # 4291A17

It will take off that carbon quick, easy and fast.