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When using a cleaning rod, use a muzzle guard too

December 1, 2009 at 08:00
Muzzle GuardWe all know that cleaning your gun is one of the most important tasks you can do regularly to ensure a long life for your firearm. More importantly, cleaning your firearm properly can ensure that you're accuracy won't suffer. So, when you are utilizing a cleaning rod also make sure it has a muzzle guard.
 
Why?
 
When the cleaning rod makes contact with the crown, it wears the rifling. The crown part of your barrel is the last point of contact for a departing bullet.
 
The muzzle guard can stop the cleaning rod from contacting the crown of your barrel.
 
Ensure that the guard is tapered to fit in your barrel at the muzzle end.
 
Most guns can be cleaned from the breech. But if you can’t or don’t have time to disassemble the firearm for cleaning,  a muzzle guard can make the difference in your accuracy.

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