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Cleaning m1a

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jlott00, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. jlott00

    jlott00 Member

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    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:
     
  2. General Geoff

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    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. :)
     
  3. mshootnit

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    I have an m1a I haven't cleaned yet. Kindof intimidated by it really.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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