Cleaning m1a


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jlott00
March 20, 2010, 11:48 PM
can i go in from the muzzle break with a rod to clean the barrel?

i know..noob noob

but i dont wanna muck up an m1a :banghead:

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General Geoff
March 21, 2010, 12:00 AM
Two options to eliminate possibility of crown damage

1. use a bore guide with your cleaning rod
2. use a bore snake (and clean from chamber to muzzle)


I use a bore snake with mine, works wonders. :)

mshootnit
March 21, 2010, 12:07 AM
I have an m1a I haven't cleaned yet. Kindof intimidated by it really.

NRA-Highmaster
March 21, 2010, 12:30 AM
Here`s a link for cleaning the M1a. Lots of good info here. http://www.m14tfl.com/upload/showthread.php?t=72574

madcratebuilder
March 21, 2010, 08:48 AM
can i go in from the muzzle break with a rod to clean the barrel?


Sure can, you have a flash suppressor on the end of the barrel, that protects the crown.

Most of the time I use a bore snake but when I need to get the copper out I go from the muzzle end. Use the link at m14fl and you'll be fine.

iamkris
March 21, 2010, 09:39 AM
Sure can, you have a flash suppressor on the end of the barrel, that protects the crown

I don't know that I'd trust the FH on an M1A to "protect" the crown. If you look closely, there iis a small lip of the barrel crown that is a smaller diameter than the FH opening...at least mine does with a NM FH. This edge can get nicked pretty easily if you go in there with a hard cleaning rod and are not careful.

Bore guide, bore snake, "soft" cleaning rods (like carbon fiber) are your best bets if you are worried about nicking the edge.

Birddog1911
March 21, 2010, 10:15 AM
Otis cleaning system. Buy one, use one, love one. I haven't gone from the muzzle in years. You don't need to remove your bolt to use one, though I would suggest dropping a stripper clip into the clip guide, just to protect your fingers.

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