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Old 04-24-2011, 02:50 AM
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muzzle brake recomendations

Still waiting for my 110ba to show up and the wait was killing me so I loaded up some rounds for the 358 Norma, grabbed the 22 and took the step kids out to the range for the afternoon. I used to have a muzzle brake on it but it was a poorly designed one and I couldn't group or hit the broadside of a barn with it. Took the brake off and cut the threads off it to screw back onto the end of the barrel to save the threads and back to cloverleafs at 100 yrds and consistently hitting a 4"x4" plate at 200. God that puts a smile on my face to hear that smack . Problem is I am now starting to flinch after 5 or so shots and am reminded of why I had put a brake on it to begin with. Any one have any recomendations on a PROPERLY designed brake that I can put on this gun or a recomendation on who to talk to about one. Preferably a Canadian one as getting gun stuff across the border seems to take a lot longer than it should in my opinion. Thanks in advance for any suggestions
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:23 PM
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Re: muzzle brake recomendations

Muscle Brake! They work very well. My Buddy has one on his 338 EDGE.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:41 PM
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Re: muzzle brake recomendations

Don't have any Canadian connections, but to add to the first suggestion:
Holland's Radial, Kirby's PainKiller, and Shawn's brake
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:29 PM
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Re: muzzle brake recomendations

I have used a rifle with Kirby's pain killer on it. It is a 338 Lapua that recoils less than my 308 Winny.

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Old 04-25-2011, 09:06 PM
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Re: muzzle brake recomendations

Any of the above mentioned brakes are good !

The trick is to have it installed by a competent gun smith .

An improperly installed brake of any kind may have a major effect on accuracy, and it sounds
like this is what you had.

I have seen some of the best brakes that were installed wrong kill the accuracy of a good rifle,
and after re-cutting the barrel threads and truing the bore of the brake do a complete turn around
in accuracy.

The worst case was where a person (I won't call him a smith for a good reason) used a die nut
to cut the the barrel threads (The brakes are normally threaded from the maker of the break)
and the bullet was striking the break.

The difference in breaks is there effectiveness to reduce recoil and muzzle climb. one is not
any more accurate than the other if installed correctly, just more or less effective.

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Old 04-25-2011, 11:11 PM
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Re: muzzle brake recomendations

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Any of the above mentioned brakes are good !

The trick is to have it installed by a competent gun smith .

An improperly installed brake of any kind may have a major effect on accuracy, and it sounds
like this is what you had.

I have seen some of the best brakes that were installed wrong kill the accuracy of a good rifle,
and after re-cutting the barrel threads and truing the bore of the brake do a complete turn around
in accuracy.

The worst case was where a person (I won't call him a smith for a good reason) used a die nut
to cut the the barrel threads (The brakes are normally threaded from the maker of the break)
and the bullet was striking the break.

The difference in breaks is there effectiveness to reduce recoil and muzzle climb. one is not
any more accurate than the other if installed correctly, just more or less effective.

J E CUSTOM
The issue I had with mine was 3 different diameters along the length of the brake itself and poor port design, the bullet was striking the brake just as it was exiting. After I had paid for it I was informed by the gunsmith who built it that I was his first customer to try that experimental and three after me all had problems as well. And I quote "guess that design didn't work worth a sh%^ huh?" No mention of replacing it or giving my money back, hence the reason why I'm on here looking for a new one
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:06 AM
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Re: muzzle brake recomendations

Here is contact info for a local guy that makes a fantastic brake.

email is rem40xb1@msn.com phone 208 587 8993

His name is Ross,

Here is a vid of one of his test.



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