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    Crown damage

    i was letting a friend of mine, who is new to rifles, help me clean mine the other day. i told him to push the wire brush through a few times as you would a shotgun but not pull it back through. stupidly, my attention then turned to the computer screen for the next few minutes and said friend cleans his shotgun barrels from the muzzle . Can anyone tell me if this may have damaged the crown enough to affect accuracy?

    Alex

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    Unless you barrel is made of putty I doubt it. It would take a bit more than a few rubs to do any wear is my thought.

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    As BH says, its doubtful just once.

    I alsways clean in the direction of bullet travel and never retract brush or jag. - unscrew at muzzle, the retract rod and re attach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJWH View Post
    cleans his shotgun barrels from the muzzle
    I wonder how he cleans his teeth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalua View Post
    I wonder how he cleans his teeth...
    makes my eyes water, just to contemplate.

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    Does he use a bore guide

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    I would certainly have demonstrated the operations to clean the rifle myself, you can't beat monkey see, monkey do!
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    thanks for the comments, thats the way the barrel usualy gets treated redmist so i'm hopeful she'll still spit out 1/2 inch groups for me
    Alex

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    I have seen this type of thread quite a few times and of course it is imperative to protect this area but a bronze brush with a similar type material as the centre core is very unlikely to cause any damage. Brushes with a steel core may scratch. I like the hard nylon ones taht are available.

    Read Jackson Rifles comments on cleaning methods for instance.

    Barrel steel is reasonably tough and i think there is a bit of scaremongering involved in this subject.

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    Of course, there is a simple solution. Go shoot it and see... but only in the frame of mind that says it really is, most likely, just fine

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