Originally Posted by elkbird
sorry I left off that the bullet only struck the bottom of the brake and was fine on all other sides. It sound as if I have an alignment problem. This was not a factory brake but one he machined for me. He has made them for others with no problems but mine not so lucky. If my bullets are moving through the brake with uneven spacing on all sides how will that affect my accuracy? Should I consider having him remake the brake? Thanks for your help.
Sounds like a burr or something got raised while machining the brake. Still do not understand how the front and rear of the brake are clear but the middle is contacting if the brake was reamed to proper diameter as the final step of making the brake. Reaming the bore of the brake SHOULD be the very last step.
As far as accuracy and out of align brakes. Its really far less critical then most think. That said, it depends on bullet weight and the design of the muzzle brake. Partition style brakes, it really does not make a lot of difference as long as the bullet clears the partition walls untouched. IF your shooting light weight bullets, they can be effected more by turbulence inside the muzzle brake, the heavier the bullet, generally the longer and in many cases, most of the bullet has already passed through the brake by the time the muzzle gas is released from the muzzle unless this brake is a very long design.
Post some pics of the brake, curious to see its design.