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Old February 16, 2011, 07:53 AM   #5
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I understand the logic of cleaning one, but in the face of this statement by Gem-Tech, I wonder if it is necessary. This is going to be a low volume device.

Originally Posted by GemTech
As a general rule (and contrary to popular opinion), suppressors have a longer life is no attempt is made at cleaning. There are no perfect solvents for the carbon deposited on the internal parts by the burning of the powder, and some carbon residues will slightly enhance performance.
This was straight from the manual for their Outback-II and is echoed in the manual for the Alpine.

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