Originally Posted by RustyRick
Are all created equal?
I would have to say no, they are not created equal. Some will reduce recoil more than others, some will kick up more debris from muzzle blast than others, etc..
Now, the question would be, how do you select the proper muzzle break?
I don't know. There are countless formulae to calculate the efficiency of a muzzle break (the military has several manuals on the subject - but they're for very big guns) and I'm not smart enough to use any of them.
One aspect of making your selection that I can speak to is the placement of ports.
Ports placed evenly around the barrel divide the gases essentially evenly, but that means they affect the shooters on both sides of you equally and kick up debris. Ports placed only on the sides and top of the barrel's muzzle will eliminate or at least dramatically reduce the creation of a dust/gravel storm when the rifle is fired.
The claims that uneven muzzle break ports will affect accuracy are a myth. The bullet is long gone by the time gases find their way through the ports.
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