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Unread 01-07-2009, 11:47 PM
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Quick question....

What exactly is a muzzlebrereak for? Does it help in long range?
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    Unread 01-07-2009, 11:51 PM
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    Re: Quick question....

    A muzzle brake is for reducing "felt" recoil. It can help in LR shooting by making you less nervous every time you pull the trigger because the rifle wont hit you as hard. This is accomplished by diverting gasses to the side of the barrel instead of all the gas exiting the front.
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    Unread 01-07-2009, 11:55 PM
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    But if you are not worried about the recoil do you need it or will it help accuracy wise?
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    Unread 01-08-2009, 12:25 AM
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    Re: Quick question....

    Won't make the rifle more accurate. Taming recoil should help make you more accurate. It will also help you recover your sight picture and spot your own shots. A big plus!
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    Re: Quick question....

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    But if you are not worried about the recoil do you need it or will it help accuracy wise?
    It could help it or hurt it. It is a gamble. Adding weight to the end of a barrel causes changes in harmonics thus changing point of impact and accuracy. Most of the time changing powder charges solves this problem, not POI but accuracy. In more extreeme cases you may need to change bullets.
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    Re: Quick question....

    can you put a break on a factory barrel?
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    Re: Quick question....

    Yes. I purchased a Weatherby that had a radial type brake on it, and I sent it to Kirby to have a small PK brake installed. His PK brake doesn't throw dirt all over the place like that radial design did.

    Brakes aren't only for rifles, shotguns and handguns are ported (sorta like a brake, but the barrel is machined - ports aren't as efficient as a brake) for the same reason.
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