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Unread 07-01-2012, 06:52 PM
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Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

I am looking for a muzzle brake for my Browning A-Bolt Long Range Hunter in 7MM. I like the gun, the recoil isn't bad but it kicks enough that I lose the sight picture.

Do you guys have any suggestions? Brands or styles to look at and also those to avoid?

It has been suggested that I go with an adjustable style, such as a QUE Adjustable Muzzle Brake ($190) or a Badger Ordnance FTE Removable Muzzle Brake ($135 but needs bored by a gunsmith, so prob closer to $200). These seem convenient and can be used between multiple rifles, but that isn't really an issue. I only have one long range rifle set up and only anticipate to use this rifle for a long time.

I have also seen the great reviews about Center Shot Rifles' Muscle Brakes. At $210 installed, that seems like an excellent option. But then I am looking at closer to $300 after shipping both ways.

Thanks for any input.

P.S. If anyone knows of a gunsmith near Grand Junction, CO that does good work, then I will definately purchase the Muscle Brake.
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    Unread 07-01-2012, 08:41 PM
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    Re: Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

    3 port Muscle brake. Jims newest creation would probably work just as well or better tho. He's got one now chats bigger than the mini, & smaller than the big ones.
    His handle here on LRH is "coyboy". Fling him a p.m. he's super nice, & doesn't pressure anyone. I got the mini for my shortmag.

    You can always order the brake, or have your local (& preferably reputable) smith install it as per Jims instructions. That's what I did.

    Your on the right track. Keep goin the direction your headed, & you won't be disappointed.
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    Re: Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

    Ray Montgomery of Grand Junction did an outstanding rebarrel job on a rifle for me. Was recommended by Dan Lilja.

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    Re: Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

    Or you can use one of mine for 45.00 shipped.
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    Re: Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

    I use both the dlask and vais---been happy with both. And for the same reasons as you----not too worried about recoil but it's nice to call your shots. I hunt alot by myself so no spotter.

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    Unread 07-03-2012, 06:39 PM
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    Re: Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

    Suggest a gill style, as has been suggested by many here. I have used a Holland and a couple no namer brakes.

    Ask questions of the no name suppliers as some use non-standard threads which causes some headaches. The quality may be there, just understand what you are getting.
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    Unread 07-04-2012, 09:48 AM
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    Re: Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

    I have a Vais on a 300 WSM. It works very well too.
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