BRM Announces Flexible Hones for Rifle and Shotgun Maintenance; Hunters and Shooters Report Surface Finishing Success

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Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), maker of the Flex-Hone® for Firearms, announces the publication of an article in The Outdoorsmen Magazine about rifle and shotgun maintenance. Hunters and shooters are using BRM’s flexible honing tools to improve the surface finish of rifle chambers, shotgun barrels, and shotgun forcing cones.

BRM Flexible Honing Tools for Rifle and Shotgun Maintenance

BRM Flexible Honing Tools for Rifle and Shotgun Maintenance

The Flex-Hone® for Firearms is simply the best thing going for a uniform burr-free finish.

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of flexible hones for rifles and shotguns, is announcing the publication of a magazine article for hunters, shooters, and do-it-yourself (DIY) gunsmiths. “DIY Rifle Chamber Maintenance," an article in the January 2013 edition of The Outdoorsmen Magazine, explains how the Flex-Hone® for Firearms is solving difficult surface finishing problems with rifle chambers and shotgun barrels, as well as shotgun forcing cones.    

Superior Surface Finishing

Although some gun owners use reamers, steel wood, or sandpaper on metal surfaces, none of these surface finishing solutions can match the Flex-Hone® for Firearms. As one DIY gunsmith explains, the BRM gun hone provided better results than a finish reamer and is “simply the best thing going for a uniform burr-free finish”. Shooters and hunters who tried sandpaper agree, explaining how the Flex-Hone® for Firearms improves surface finish and firearms performance.

The Flex-Hone® for Rifles

Before discovering the Flex-Hone® for Rifles, the owner of an old 30-06 rifle used 800-grit sandpaper to surface finish what he called “a strange raised area in the bottom of the chamber”. After continued failures to eject (FTEs), however, the rifleman tried a BRM gun hone for rifles. “The Flex-Hone® removed the residue and corrosion – and extraction is fine now,” Todd Waggerman said.

The owner of a Model 99 Savage Arms rifle also reported his success story to The Outdoorsmen. “Before using the Flex-Hone® on my .308 chamber,” noted John Eggleston, “expended rounds would not extract unless I used a rod to knock them out. After using the BRM Flex-Hone® for Rifles, however, the shooter reported “no more stuck casings” from his properly polished and resurfaced rifle chamber.

The Flex-Hone® for Shotguns

Hunters and shooters also report that the Flex-Hone® for Shotguns provides a superior surface finish for shotgun barrels, forcing cones, and chambers. By removing oxidation and corrosion, the BRM shotgun barrel hone allows fired casings to eject more easily. BRM forcing cone hones also result in less barrel fouling, while shotgun chamber hones remove corrosion and residue in smoothbores.

The buildup of fouling near shotgun forcing cones is of special concern to hunters and shooters. Although regular shotgun cleaning will remove some residue, residual fouling creates added resistance and can promote corrosion. By using the BRM Flex-Hone® for Shotguns, however, both shotgun owners and rifle owners can improve firearms performance.

How Flexible Honing Works

Built with a stiff metal stem and flexible nylon abrasive filaments, the Flex-Hone® for Firearms mounts in a handheld electric drill and provides a uniform burr-free finish. BRM’s flexible honing tools are available in a variety of lengths and grits, and are designed for firearms with specific bores and gauges. Both the Flex-Hone® for Rifles and the Flex-Hone® for Shotguns remove oxidation and corrosion while blending scratches, nicks, and pits.

About Brush Research Manufacturing

Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM), makers of the Flex-Hone® tool, is located in Los Angeles, California. Since 1958, BRM has been solving difficult finishing problems with brushing technology. BRM’s Flex-Hone® tool is the standard against which all other surface finishing tools are compared.

Media Contact:
Heather Jones
Director of Marketing
Brush Research Manufacturing Co. Inc.
4642 Floral Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90022

For Immediate Release:
Ph: (323) 261-2193

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