I am looking to remove my muzzle brake. Why the extra length? Their main purpose on a low recoil 223 is muzzle crown protection. Sure they look cool, hide a flash (I guess), and claim to make followup shots faster (anyone ever time themselves with and without) but they add additional length. After removing I would like to find something to add back like a muzzle brake, but smaller. Something to maybe protect the muzzle crown, if that is even necessary.
My next one will be a .308 build with the maten set. I REALLY would like to use the Knight's SR25 receiver set, but I'm having a hard time justifying the price point. Can get 3 maten sets for the price of one Knight's
In the process of building my first AR and I have a question about cleaning new parts. Just got in a nickel boron trigger group and it is very sticky. What should I use to clean it with...just a general CLP? Is something like brake cleaner too harsh and will remove coating?
Also picking up my stripped lower from my FFL today. Any recommendations on cleaning that as well.
Spikes melonited gas tubes of all lengths in stock at Brownells for the OCD attention to detail builders. (These have a black finish instead of the traditional obnoxious polished stainless steel finish) Very rarely do these come in stock LINK