Originally Posted by Hot Sauce NARC
you need to clean more often
I looked at mine and i see a space between the crown and the brake where i imagine carbon will build up like crazy.
And another note get yourself some Wipe Out products......patch out and the accelerator eat carbon better than anything Ive ever used on my savage.
Kinda' hard to do when your shooting 100 rounds in a non stop shooting spree. Actually it was carbon free the last time I cleaned it and that was before I put the last 100 rounds through it.
As this is the first rifle I have with a muzzel brake, I was worried that the crown may have been damaged and causing the carbon build up. Of course, I found the crown is in good shape once I got the carbon off. A few of the guys that I shoot with said this carbon build up on the crown, when using a brake, is normal. Although the Hopps #9 worked after a couple of days of soaking I will be getting one or more of the carbon cleaners mentioned in the above replies to my post.