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Unread 01-24-2016, 01:45 PM
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muzzlebrake and reloads

hey gents, i have a 700 sps tac (20" 1/12 twist) i was thinking about having it threaded and installing a muzzlebrake, and was curious as to will this effect my loads? i have a bunch of rounds loaded up ready to go test out and was wondering if i should wait till after i get the brake installed or go ahead and test them, thanks for the help
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Unread 01-24-2016, 02:30 PM
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Re: muzzlebrake and reloads

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hey gents, i have a 700 sps tac (20" 1/12 twist) i was thinking about having it threaded and installing a muzzlebrake, and was curious as to will this effect my loads? i have a bunch of rounds loaded up ready to go test out and was wondering if i should wait till after i get the brake installed or go ahead and test them, thanks for the help
I think there is a good chance that it will effect you poi. Should not do anything to your vel and pressure.

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Re: muzzlebrake and reloads

Anything added to the barrel will affect its harmonics so you can expect that adding a muzzle brake will have some influence on your accuracy. But it's not an insurmountable issue. A little work on the load or seating depth may be all you'll need.
Just keep in mind that, typically in a prone shooting position, a muzzle brake will throw pieces of whatever is under the muzzle onto our neighboring shooter at the range - how much it throws depends on its design. Also, you may need better hearing protection.
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Re: muzzlebrake and reloads

Ah that makes sense, I'll go ahead and install the break before testing, having a full shoulder replacement, so thinking anything that lessens recoil will be good
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Re: muzzlebrake and reloads

You won't be disappointed. Get one with no vents in the bottom.
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Re: muzzlebrake and reloads

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You won't be disappointed. Get one with no vents in the bottom.
I was thinking about a surefire socom, but honestly don't know all to much about brakes, anything you would recommend, I'll be ordering one here soon
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Re: muzzlebrake and reloads

If it was me, for a bolt gun I would give strong consideration to a JEC. I believe he is a forum member but I like the JEC results from this comparison of brakes:

Muzzle Brake: Summary of Field Test Results - PrecisionRifleBlog.com
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