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muzzle brakes effect accuracy?

I am considering rebarreling my Rem Sendero 300RUM in the future. I will likely go with a longer 30" heavy barrel. I am also considering a muzzle brake such as hollands QD brake. do muzzle brakes effect accuracy (make worse)?
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    Re: muzzle brakes effect accuracy?

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    Nope, not to any degree you can tell at least. My QD equipped 6.5/284 is a 1/4 MOA gun, given the loads/conditions/driver required.

    Others who compete in BR type events do far better, both with and without the use of breaks.

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    Re: muzzle brakes effect accuracy?

    Muzzle brakes will affect accuracy inasmuch as you are adding a weight to the end of the barrel so it will effect tune but it is not a detriment to accuracy.
    Depending on the accuracy capabilitys of the rifle you may not notice a difference.
    As BB said it may help because it will help eliminate flinch.
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    Re: muzzle brakes effect accuracy?

    Ditto all the above.

    A brake does not affect the accuracy of the rifle 1 iota. Put the rifle (before and after the brake) in a machine device and you'll see.

    However, when a shooter is put behind the rifle (with the correct brake for the end use) you'll always out shoot yourself as compared to shooting w/o the brake. And will continue to do so. Pretty strong words but, in this case, my opinion and experience is pretty strong. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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    Re: muzzle brakes effect accuracy?

    In alot of calibers, the felt recoil is cut in half or close to it. My old 7mm rem mag went from 20.87 ft/lbs to about 10.54 ft/lbs after the brake was installed.

    Just a reminder.... always wear your ear plugs and muffs cause it will put a thumping on you !
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    Re: muzzle brakes effect accuracy?

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    In alot of calibers, the felt recoil is cut in half or close to it. My old 7mm rem mag went from 20.87 ft/lbs to about 10.54 ft/lbs after the brake was installed.

    Just a reminder.... always wear your ear plugs and muffs cause it will put a thumping on you !

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    How did you measure the recoil?
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