Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2010, 12:21 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 184
Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

I want to run this by you all and get your feed back on this issue.


I have a 338 Edge that was built by my local gun smith. The gun with scope (no ammo) weighs around 13lbs maybe a bit more. I have a 4 port Muzzle Brake on it. I do not want to name the maker of the port until I have tried a few things.


My brother also has a 338 Edge (15lbs) with the same muzzle brake. His 338 kicks like a 243, mine kicks like a 300 RUM shooting 200 gr bullets (un braked) it kicks!! I have a brake on my 300 RUM factory Rem 700 and I shoot 210 Gr bullets at 2944 and is FUN to shoot, the 338 IS NOT fun to shoot!!!! The brake on my 300 RUM comes from the same company and is a 3 port, both brakes have a top dead center and need to be oriented correctly, both are.


I spoke with the individual who sold my brother his rifle about this issue. I learned he had the same problem with the brake and had his gun smith modify and open the brake up more.


My plan is to place my brothers brake on my gun, shoot it and see if there is a difference between the two. If there is I will take both to my Smith and have him make mine a twin of my brothers.


I hope someone has some information to pass on about this issue. I am kind of disappointed in the brake I think it should work better than it does. If you need information on the brake I can PM you the makers name. I am not wanting to give the maker a bad rep over my limited experience to this point. I did call and speak with the maker but they were not really able to provide any information about why this is happening.


I am hopping my the issue can be fixed by making my brake identical to my brothers. I just wanted to see if anyone else has had a similar experience and what they did to resolve the issue.


If I have left out a needed piece of information about the guns make up please let me know and I will up date my post.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night
only because rough men stand ready
to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell --

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell... --Unknown--

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-30-2010, 12:27 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: BLOOMSBURG, PA
Posts: 896
Re: Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

measure the hole diameter in the brake....

I doubt if you brothers brake will index propely taking it from one gun to the other.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2010, 01:12 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 184
Re: Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

Judd,


the hole the bullet passes through is bigger on my brothers brake, the manufacture says that should not cause that much difference. I have wondered if it would contribute but I do not have much experiance with brakes to say one way or the other.

I thought about his brake not indexing correctly with my rifle and will use some tin foil to make up the difference to get it timed right. That should work for 1 shot, unless I am not thinking of something that would cause an issue by doing this.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night
only because rough men stand ready
to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell --

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell... --Unknown--

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2010, 02:22 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: BLOOMSBURG, PA
Posts: 896
Re: Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

It won't be that noticable of a differance unless it is extrem...ie 50 cal on .338. If I'm not mistaken .030 is the norm.

I'm not really looking for a name but is this a well known name manufactured brake?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-30-2010, 04:36 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 184
Re: Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

Judd,


The maker is well known to LRH members, and they have helped me with my rifle build and other questions so I am not ready to burn bridges without doing my part to resolve the issue.

If making my brake a twin of my brothers works I will post what was done to get the information out to people so they know. Looking back now and knowing what I know now it is very possible I would have gone with another brake. I will have to see what shakes out with this brake over the next 2 months or how ever long it takes to get my brothers brake from him and then shoot them. Just may find the time in the next 7 days since I have them off.

When I asked the company if they wanted me to keep them informed of what I learned they said they would like to know what I find out.

With my gun being a couple pounds lighter than my brothers i do not expect it to kick like a 243 but it should not leave a bruise on my shoulder after one shot.

It is very possible something my Smith did is causing the issue. This was the first brake of this type he has done. The ones he uses have holes all the way around and do not work well for dirt shooters like myself. When he is done wit his brakes you can not even tell where the brake and barrel meet.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night
only because rough men stand ready
to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell --

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell... --Unknown--


Last edited by Cordell; 12-30-2010 at 05:12 PM. Reason: Needed more info in post
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2010, 07:01 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: OK
Posts: 2,145
Re: Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

If thru hole is sized properly, and the only way your brothers brake worked was by "modifying" I asume the port volume was increased during the modification.


Quoteed;;;"I spoke with the individual who sold my brother his rifle about this issue. I learned he had the same problem with the brake and had his gun smith modify and open the brake up more."

Then I would say it is a design problem with the brake in that it is not sheding the gas volume fast enough. This modification worked on your brothers gun, so sounds like that is what will be needed on your gun.

One size muzzle brakes don't work on every cartrige, bore dia, gas volume, bullet wieght all factor into effiecency. If the design of the brake suffers so could your shoulder and or accuracy.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-30-2010, 09:42 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 184
Re: Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge

Coyboy,


I am thinking you are right.

I found your web-sight earlier today and wish I would have known about it when I was building my gun. But now I know for my next build.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night
only because rough men stand ready
to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell --

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell... --Unknown--

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Muzzle Brake Issue on 338 Edge
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5/8" muzzle brake thread for .338 edge??? motrophyhunter Gunsmithing 6 05-18-2010 11:42 PM
FS: Defensive Edge 1" muzzle brake blank 300WinMagShooter Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 3 10-23-2009 07:39 PM
1" Defensive Edge Muzzle Brake, 30 cal SOLD montana_native Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 4 06-21-2009 02:39 PM
Defensive Edge Muzzle Brake Joel Russo Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 3 02-04-2009 08:13 PM
Defensive edge muzzle brake lamiglas Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 02-03-2009 09:29 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC