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Hello Gentleman,
Is it ok to use break free in the bore? thot I read that it may cause exteme muzzle flip or am I completely wrong on this or was that another product? only have shot 100 rounds thru my MA1-40 and did alittle cleaning tonite. didnt put break free in bore tho so should I just buy some hoppes #9 or is break free ok to use alone? Thanks for all the help. :)
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Break-free may work but I don't think it's quite as good of a powder solvent as Hoppe's 9. And the viscosity is certainly higher so it may not flow into the lands & grooves as well. Get some Hoppe's for the bore. Conventional procedure is to alternate wet patch then dry patch until they come out clean. Before I get to the patches though, I put several drops of Hoppe's down the barrel (using a dropper bottle) and rotate the barrel around until the liquid coats everything. Then I'll just let it sit and work while I clean other parts of the gun.

If I don't anticipate shooting a particular gun for a while, I'll wet a patch with Break-free and run it through the barrel, to give it a light coat of oil. Just run a clean patch through to remove any oil/debris from storage before you shoot it again.
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Mod06 - BreakFree works okay as a bore cleaner in conjunction with a good bore brush. Hoppe's #9 may work better as a bore cleaner, but that's all it is; you can lube your pistol with BreakFree as well as clean it. I like RemOil better than BreakFree.

Bore cleaner has no relationship whatsoever to muzzle flip.
The best bore cleaner I have used is Blue Woder Gun Cleaer and Remington Bore Cleaner, both seem to make the bore shine and remove all deposite and only use bronze brushes. I swear by this stuff. Oil and CLP and G96 are lubricants and not bore cleaners. Blue Woner is non-toxic and works great. I have yet to find anything that works better. Good luck.
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