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Unread 07-21-2012, 05:06 PM
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Brake question...

Going to put a Harrell Tactical (4- port baffle style) brake on my 45 cal smokeless mz, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on what would be the minimum diameter that would still be effective.

The barrel finishes @ .830" at the muzzle. So, ideally, I would like to match that, but will go bigger if I have to.

Obviously, the bigger the better, but is there a good rule of thumb for minimum diameter without really causing performance to fall off?

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Unread 07-22-2012, 12:00 AM
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Re: Brake question...

Surface area of the baffles is the biggest factor. With that .45 cal hole through it, I'd opt for the 1", or a slab style. A flush fit brake will still provide good recoil reduction, just less...
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