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Muzzle cover

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TX1911fan, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. TX1911fan

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    Do you guys use anything to cover your muzzle when hunting to keep out rain, dirt and other junk? I've found some that slip on over an AR-15 flash hider, but I'm assuming those will be too big for a hunting rifle barrel. Other than a condom, what do you guys use?
     
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    I had found a hollow black plastic cylinder that looked much like a 20 ga. shotgun shell, except it was all plastic. I slipped it over my flash suppressor, and it would prevent dust and grime from entering the bore.

    My M16 was continuously exposed to "rotor wash," the downdraft of helicopter blades that created a dust storm most every time we would board or off load in any dry area. In addition we would all drape an OD towell over the gun to cover the receiver for protection.

    Perhaps some vet would remember this and knows the source of the muzzle cover I describe. When the gun was fired, if you did not have time to remove it, it simply blew away.

    So, how about a thin and frangeable cigar tube? In case you forget to remove it! They come in a variety of diameters.
     
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    I dont use anything to cover the muzzle when i hunt, but i have seen something that i think would work perfectly.

    They are called finger cots. They look like miniature latex condoms, but are completely dry, and they are made to slip over fingers to keep cuts from being contaminated and things like that. I think they would work extremely well for keeping things out of the muzzle, and they can be found at most drug stores.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_cot
     
  5. TX1911fan

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    For the M16/AR15, these look like they will work great: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR128-48358-1886.html

    I'm looking for something for a 300 Win Mag hunting rifle. The barrel is much smaller than the flash hider of an AR-15.

    V8, those look like they'll do the trick. I'll head to the drugstore today to see if I can pick some up.
     
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    A little peice of electrical tape works fine.
     
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    James T Thomas, I know exactly what you're talking about ;)
     
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