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Old 01-30-2013, 05:51 PM
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Muzzle Brake

I just got a used 338 Norma mag it came with to muzzle brakes. One is a slab brake the outher has holes all around. When i talk to the person i got it from he said he like the muzzle brake with holes all around on the rifle. He said he thought the holes work better with less recoil. But he would put the outher slab brake on if i wanted and give me the outher also. Witch he did. Hears what i have never sean before. I pixed up the brake with holes all around and took a 300 gr berger and tride to put it end the brake it would not go in at all ? So i tried a 300 gr smk and it would not go in eather. So i started putting bullets in differnt rifle with muzzle brakes. 300 ultra-7stw 338ax-270 and all of them had room for the bullet to go through with out hitting the sides. SO WHAT GIVES. Thanks Joe
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:56 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brake

The brake radial brake is for a smaller caliber, maybe a 300? If you can not fit a 338 bullet through it , I would not put it on that rifle. In fact, I think you may want to have a gun smith look all this over for you. It sounds to me like the guy that sold it to you could have gotten you hurt.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:04 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brake

He said he used it. But i cant see how ? The outher thing that was differnt is it is made out off Aluminum. He said his smith said trust me you love it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:09 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brake

It doesn't matter what the bullet weights. If its a 338 it should fit. If not DO NOT SHOOT IT. If its made of aluminum I would not trust it. Most brakes are made from 416 stainless steel.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:15 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brake

Bad ju ju and that would make me consider the whole rifle?The bullet needs clearance,that is a no brainer. I have 2 normas & and I will try and give you a number of mine with my calipers.They are right and work
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:43 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brake

In addition to having bullet clearance in the end of the brake, the opening must be centered with the bore of the rifle.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:57 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brake

AZShooter has an excellent comment as well. It must have clearance and also be centered/in line with the bore.
I agree that taking it to a competent gunsmith would be money well spent to have the entire system looked over. Just in case anything else was toyed with and possibly unsafe.
Good luck
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