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Old 07-15-2011, 09:58 PM
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muzzle brake

decided on a 7 r m and berger vld 180 for my lrh project. gonna order a shilen barrell but now the question is which muzzle brake to use and why. there are so many shapes and sizes and different port configurations. new to all of this so any and all info is appreciated
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:18 PM
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Re: muzzle brake

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decided on a 7 r m and berger vld 180 for my lrh project. gonna order a shilen barrell but now the question is which muzzle brake to use and why. there are so many shapes and sizes and different port configurations. new to all of this so any and all info is appreciated
Good article here on several different comps.

Based on his testing I think I'm going to try the TTI on my 7mm STW.

http://www.multigunmedia.com/pk-compensation.pdf

If it works as expected I may well try it on a couple of my other rifles as well.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:21 AM
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Re: muzzle brake

I have been shooting a 7 w s m a lot lately. it was built by defensive edge and of course it has a defensive edge brake. it's no secret that I'm a big fan of this brake but it really does work. we made great hits the other day out to 1280 yards with this gun and I was really impressed with how little of recoil it had. spotting your own shot was a piece of cake even at the closer ranges. ..:efensive Edge - Custom Gunsmithing::..
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:14 AM
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Re: muzzle brake

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decided on a 7 r m and berger vld 180 for my lrh project. gonna order a shilen barrell but now the question is which muzzle brake to use and why. there are so many shapes and sizes and different port configurations. new to all of this so any and all info is appreciated
Unless you were shooting a cannon almost any break will work.

There are other post that discuss this so I will make it short and you can do a search on breaks.

For looks, I like the breaks that match barrel diameter and have ports all around.

For prone shooting(Muzzle is close to the ground) the large ported breaks work best and are
the most efective at reducing recoil in the prone position.

The most efective of these large ported brakes seem to be the flat ones with longer length
ports (More surface area for the gas to impinge on and direct the gas better) and slightly
backwards angled ports.

Looks play an important part in what a person likes so pick the one you like they all work to
some degree.

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Old 07-16-2011, 12:28 PM
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Re: muzzle brake

My experience with brakes have all been positive from the aspect of reducing recoil. They sure make a magnum fun to shoot. However, I have found breaks like the Vias or Boss style(360 degree hole pattern with many small holes) to be significantly higher pitched and therefore in my experience louder. The larger hole Radial Baffle breaks(Holland, Painkiller, Muscle, defensive edge) have produced great recoil reduction with what seems to be a more moderate sound level. Perhaps this is perceived level, but I know that with the holland's that I do not need to wear double protection(Plugs and Muffs) like I did with the smaller holed designs like the Vias/Boss. I suppose that both have their place, my choice will always be towards the Radial baffle.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:34 PM
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Re: muzzle brake

I'm a huge fan of the muscle brake. I shoot my 7mmDakota in 1000 yd varmint mathes once a month. 2 weeks ago I shot a 2 day match (100 rounds) and didn't even know I shot a gun. I also shoot this rifle free recoil if that says anything about how much recoil it has. Kevin Cram has one on his 338 cheytac. I shoot that Free recoil also. THe muscle brakes are amazing
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:05 AM
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Re: muzzle brake

I have just purchased one of Kirby Allens Painkillers, havn't had a chance to shoot with it yet, hoping to next weekend, but I will say he is great to deal with and from a visual standpoint the workmanship appears to be top notch. Will post on recoil reduction, back blast and sound levels when I get a chance to.
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