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Magnaport vs Muzzle brake

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Unread 02-23-2010, 05:33 PM
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Re: Magnaport vs Muzzle brake

Thank you all very much. Very usefull info. I was leaning toward the brake anyway, but now it seems the only choice. I have a Win. Model-70, 300wby that only has a 24'' pipe factory from Winchester so loosing 1 1/2'' of bbl with the magnaport would be rediculous.
What are some good brakes to look into? Ive hered good things about Painkiller, and 308 Nate's brakes, and I think Ridgerunner mentioned (Holland)?
Are these brakes I can buy and have a local smith install or do I need to send my whole rifle accross the country? (FFL shiped?)
Do all brakes come with caps for hunting? Are any of these adjustable like a ''Boss'', so Id have to re-adjust every time I switch?
And lastly, would I need a smith to switch from brake to cap and back?
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Unread 03-18-2011, 09:56 PM
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Re: Magnaport vs Muzzle brake

Some brakes are meant to be removed & some are mounted to stay on. Most hunters choose a brake that can be removed & also buy a thread protector so they can hunt without the brake.

Point of impact can change when taking the brake off. If your thread-protector is the same weight as your brake the change in barrel harmonics between the two will be negligible so POI shouldn't change enough to matter. (This is why the BOSS replacement sleeve is almost the same dimensions as the BOSS.)

You definitely should NOT need a smith to switch from brake to cap & back.

You do not need to take your entire rifle to get a brake installed. All that is needed is the barreled action.

There are many good brakes out there to choose from. I would prefer a brake without holes on the bottom for a hunting rifle. This way the gasses won't blow a lot of crap off the ground & in my face if I use the brake in the field.

The BOSS is the only "tunable" brake, and it is patented. Don't expect to find a tunable brake for your rifle.

Any decent gunsmith or machinist can install a brake. There is no need to send your rifle to "their" shop for this job. Do talk to potential smiths about what you want & how you want it finished before turning over your rifle for surgery.

Hope I got all your questions.
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