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Old 10-30-2005, 09:36 AM
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Muzzle Brakes with angled ports?

I am looking for a muzzle brake with rearward angled ports on the sides mainly, none on the bottom, a few holes on the top would be OK, to be used on various rifles from 22-250 up through 338 LM. Not interested in brakes with ports at 90 degrees to the bore line.

Any web links or photos of what is out there would be appreciated. The closer to the design of the Serbu Shark brake the better.
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Old 10-30-2005, 03:14 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brakes with angled ports?

Maybe Badger or OPS-Inc. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:10 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brakes with angled ports?

try armalite. I know they have the reward angled brakes. at the bottom of this page the have the part #

http://www.armalite.com/sales/catalog/rifles/ar30.htm
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:13 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brakes with angled ports?

There are ready built brakes and there are people who will build you a brake.

Here is a discussion on brakes that you might find informative.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:46 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brakes with angled ports?

Thanks for the link, but, unfortunately there were no brakes in that link that I could find with ports venting rearward. I do think that the Holland brake, if the vents were angled rearward would work well.

I am aware of the Armalite AR-30 brake, which is an option I am considering but would prefer one that is like the Serbu BFG brake but downsized to fit smaller diameter muzzles on 338 tubes. Based on my own experience, the BFG Shark brake is as close to perfect as you can get on a 50 BMG. Substancially less gas in the face of the shooter than the Armalite but only slightly less efficient in recoil reduction.

I am not even remotely interested in any brakes that vent at 90 degrees, as all they do is cancel out the thrust from the gas venting forward. They don't utilize the jetting gas force to further reduce felt recoil by counteracting the rearward movement of the rifle.

I am frankly perplexed by the thought process that goes into making a brake that vents the gasses to the front. That type of venting is in fact counterproductive, actually adding to the felt recoil / rearward movement of the rifle.

I have talked briefly with Mark Serbu about producing some scaled down versions of his Shark Brake. If anyone is interested in getting one, let me know. It will be a long wait I am sure, he is a busy man.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:53 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brakes with angled ports?

You might be able to get some of the gunsmiths to build you a holland style with the rear facing ports. Kregg Slack makes some holland style brakes.
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:49 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brakes with angled ports?

If you mean the 90 deg brake like a KDF style, then yes, there are much better alternatives. The Holland, or Serbu brakes are what I called baffled brakes. Each port also acts as a 'sail' allowing the gases to push the rifle forward.

So what you are looking for, gas diversion and forward arrest, will come from these baffle style brakes. My favorite is the Micaluk AR15 style. Wider then the Hollands, they work on the same principle. The wider brake just allows the gas to do more work. Well priced too. I use mine on a 7RM light hunting rifle and can spot my own shots.

A rear venting brake will do a little more work then a 90deg baffle brake. You could always have one made. Just set up the bore as any other but mill the ports angled backwards.

Unless, you make a much wider brake, not sure how much more recoil reduction you will get. Even a Lapua doesn't have much gas volume when compared to a BMG. It is this volume of gas at pressure that will do the work.

If you do figure out a way to make a rear baffle brake, please post your results. Would be interested in the recoil reduction vs muzzle blast.

Jerry
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