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Posted: 9/23/2020 10:39:21 PM EST
Hi guys, so I know it is normal for a muzzle brake to erode over time. I have cleaned mine the best I can on my Saint Victor 556 and have come to the conclusion that even though it only has about 900 shots through it, mine is begining to show the signs of erosion. So far it is not effecting accuracy but my worry is if you look along the inside diameter of where the bullet passes, the edge is starting to show deformation which I am worried will erode accuracy over time. I am new to ar15 ownership so I don't know if this is misguided or not. Can you guys let me know what you think? Should I take a dremel too it to smooth it out or will that cause more harm then good. I have friends far more experienced that could help me not muck it up if that is an advice able route to go

Here are some pics





Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 9/23/2020 11:26:50 PM EST
Pretty normal. Especially for short barrels and 223. It'll fire etch just about anything. Including inconel and stellite eventually.

Leave it alone. It'll take tens of thousands more rounds.
Link Posted: 9/26/2020 9:47:02 AM EST
Is it a precision rifle? Being a factory rack gun, I doubt it.

Wipe it off with some CLP and go shoot. You'll never know the difference until the barrel is toasted.
Link Posted: 9/26/2020 7:55:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2020 1:48:56 PM EST
Wonder what the muzzle device is made of.
Shouldn’t be eroding that quickly mounted on a mid length gas 16” barrel
Link Posted: 9/27/2020 8:52:17 PM EST
Normal. My Surefire brake looks similar.
Link Posted: 9/28/2020 12:36:24 AM EST
This is the reason to never waste money on any El-Cheapo aluminum brake.

They burn out after a couple of mags.
Link Posted: 9/28/2020 2:07:10 AM EST
thats build up not erosion.

Link Posted: 9/28/2020 4:15:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mrrick:
thats build up not erosion.

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Exactly. Made same comments over on his reddit post. Needs to clean all the crap off to see if there is any erosion.
Link Posted: 9/28/2020 8:14:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tarheel7734:

Exactly. Made same comments over on his reddit post. Needs to clean all the crap off to see if there is any erosion.
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You're not wrong, but IMO wasted effort. I'd just go shoot.
Link Posted: 9/28/2020 8:19:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2020 8:27:33 AM EST by tarheel7734]
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Originally Posted By FritzTKatt:


You're not wrong, but IMO wasted effort. I'd just go shoot.
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Yeah I get that as well. Unfortunately the ocd rifle cleaning has been pushed into my make up for 10 years in the army and no matter how much I try, I can't get rid of it.
Link Posted: 9/30/2020 10:01:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By tarheel7734:

Yeah I get that as well. Unfortunately the ocd rifle cleaning has been pushed into my make up for 10 years in the army and no matter how much I try, I can't get rid of it.
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I know what you mean brother. Just let it roll. Don't over think it
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