How to protect recoil shield during cleaning?


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G. Freeman
July 22, 2009, 02:22 AM
HI Guys,
Many years ago I saw a product from Remington--a piece of plastic that goes in front of the recoil shield to protect it from being scratched when you are pushing a cleaning rod through the bore.

Do you guys know what this is called or if such a thing exists?

I was cleaning my revo tonight and on a few occasions I pushed the rod too fast and hard that I scratched my FP bushing.

Thanks in advance!

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Oro
July 22, 2009, 02:47 AM
Er, I've never had this problem. But if you find yourself really having this problem, what I would do is get some cardboard and a pair of scissors. I'd cut a template to fit the recoil shield (loosely, no need to be precise around the perimeter) and leave a "U" up at the top strap to hold it in place. Then toss it and make a new one next time.

Shear_stress
July 22, 2009, 10:49 AM
How about just using a bore snake? Easier on the gun.

GP100man
July 22, 2009, 01:57 PM
i get a drill stop to fit my cleaning rod then a rubber washer to "bump" the muzle with .


GP100man

oneounceload
July 22, 2009, 02:04 PM
I've used a small piece of scrap leather before, as well as a wooden paint stirrer from the hardware store; basically anything similar can be used without resorting to buying another gadget........

Lynn2
July 22, 2009, 02:20 PM
Using a piece of a Tide Bottle, bright orange, a shield was cut, and still is in use.

rcmodel
July 22, 2009, 04:34 PM
Get a softer cleaning rod.
They shouldn't scratch the recoil shield.

As an aside, I got tired of the cleaning patch falling off the jag every time it went through the forcing cone and I pulled it back.

I cut a wood dowel rod stop the same length as the cylinder and drop it in a chamber while cleaning.

Then clean the chambers after the bore is done.

rc

rainbowbob
July 22, 2009, 06:13 PM
I use an old face towel or other scrap of thick cloth.

Ron James
July 22, 2009, 06:39 PM
I'm not ragging anyone, but in all my years of shooting , both for record and fun I have never worried about the recoil shield. Just what kind of damage are you going to do to it? You have a cartridge slamming back against it under tremendous force and speed every time you fire, your not going to harm it while cleaning you gun unless you're using a chainsaw.:)

GP100man
July 22, 2009, 07:32 PM
but i don`t want to scratch it !!!!
i have seen (not mine) scratches that would catch certain brass , scratch or ding closed up head space just a wee bit. but it was a CLEAN scratch!!!

GP100man

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