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Muzzlewrap - how do you protect your barrel?:

Muzzlewrap `?

what do you guy´s use to keep snow, rain, crud, out of your rifle barrel ?

I know, first of all dont let the stuff get in there in the first place, carry the weapon muzzle down in the rain etc. but what do you use to cover it ?

Condom ? Tape ? just any plastic foil ?

and has anyone tested if it changes the cold barrel zero ???

The stuff should be blown away before the bullet gets there, but does it work ?

I use latex anti HIV Gloves, cut off the fingers and .... five muzzledoms !

Of course mine is bigger then yours because I have this here muzzlebrake on it.

Torsten <>
G3ermany - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 03:12:35 (EST) 

Torsten... on Muzzlewrap.
I have found thet the round stickers available at stationary stores work well... they come in different colors, and sizes, 1/2", 3/4", 1", etc... they are similar to target patching "dots". I use the 3/4" black ones and stick 'em on the muzzel. They turn to microscopic confetti before the bullet gets to the muzzel, and I can't find any residue. They have not affected first round POI when I first tried them on the bench with .308, and .223 rifles. They are easy to remove if you don't shoot.
Pablito <>
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 06:40:45 (EST) 
Ditto on what Pablito says, that or a piece of tape if you use a break you may want to stay with the glove fingers or a condom.

Pat <>
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 07:37:46 (EST) 

Re: Muzzlewrap

I use Scotch tape, the "brittle(?)" one. I have no change of POI on my sniperrifle. I've had problems with condensation inside the barrel under changeing temperatures. On long patrols(hunts these days) I put a dry patch through the barrel each day and put a new wrap on.

Oslo, Norway - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 07:52:43 (EST) 

I like the targ dot/ paster idea, THATS GREAT! how do they hold up in rain n sleet?

Big City, bY-GaWd USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 09:30:20 (EST) 

peteR... the stickie dots work well in rain or sleet/snow. I don't think I would like to leave the rifle leaning muzzel up in a heavy downpour for hours... but then, I don't leave my rifles that way for about twenty other reasons. If your on a stalk for the beastie in heavy torrents, I'd have my longrange rifle (and binoc's, laser, etc) in cases, until I got to my FFP. If the sought after beastie was one that could shoot back, I'd cover my stalk with my "waterproof" lightweight SP1/CAR.
Pablito <>
USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 10:02:20 (EST) 
Muzzlewrap !

with our G-3´s we unscrew the flash hider place a piece of plastic bag over it and srew the thing back on.
protects the bore and doesnt look like a Cristopher day parade !

I remember the days when we were issued black platic muzzlecaps, and that we as DI´s used to pay for a case of beer when one of our pups send one down range!

I´ve also seen some of the foamy ear plugs as well as muzzleplug, but not really great for a schnipper, ehhh!

Torsten <>
G3ermany - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 11:43:44 (EST) 

Muzzle caps - condoms. Unlubricated.

gooch <>
Elk Garden , WV USA - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 17:34:30 (EST) 

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