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Postby 0933 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:25 am

Watch on youtube.com


I know quite a few guys on here like muzzle brakes... here is a video that illustrates why you need a 'balanced' brake.

Notice that barrel flexing is exacerbated with thinner barrel profiles.
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Re: Muzzle Brakes

Postby ShootnMathews » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:20 am

Very interesting T. I would love to see a slow motion video of my brake to see what it was doing. For whatever reason, my installation or just brake design, my brake definitely opened my groups up. So I took it off and just stuck a thread protector on it. Doesn't look bad and helped my accuracy some. Still does not shoot as good as before I installed the brake. I may touch up the crown on it some and see if that helps.

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Re: Muzzle Brakes

Postby Grimstod » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:14 pm

cool post. wouldn't want to put in a top ported muzzle brake if I had a week stock
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Re: Muzzle Brakes

Postby farmerboy78 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:34 pm

This video is intersting, I planned on a top port brake until I saw this video
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Re: Muzzle Brakes

Postby Shepard » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:49 am

Thanks Tomas -- this is a subject that I've thought about. If you have the problem presented in the video, There's a way you can fix it and make it adjustable. Tap the holes in the top of your brake and plug them with allen pipe plugs. You can remove one at a time till you get the desired effect.

For those who are going to build a custom stock, you can reduce muzzle rise by working the line of the bore as close to the center of the recoil pad as you can get. It will cause a straight line recoil into you shoulder.
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Re: Muzzle Brakes

Postby farmerboy78 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:35 am

Shepard wrote:Thanks Tomas -- this is a subject that I've thought about. If you have the problem presented in the video, There's a way you can fix it and make it adjustable. Tap the holes in the top of your brake and plug them with allen pipe plugs. You can remove one at a time till you get the desired effect.

For those who are going to build a custom stock, you can reduce muzzle rise by working the line of the bore as close to the center of the recoil pad as you can get. It will cause a straight line recoil into you shoulder.




Shep this is what i was discussing with mark about the bluegrass and big gorilla stocks... big gorilla allows near straight line recoil without significant muzzle flip
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