Originally Posted by hellbound
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
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