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I know the benefits but what are the cons?

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Unread 08-19-2010, 03:00 PM
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I know the benefits but what are the cons?

for all you techs out there, what are the cons/common problems associated with muzzle breaks?
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    Re: I know the benefits but what are the cons?

    What?
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    Re: I know the benefits but what are the cons?

    or has anyone had any problems develop because of a muzzle break?
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    Unread 08-19-2010, 06:37 PM
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    Re: I know the benefits but what are the cons?

    shimoda, now that was funny but I would completely agree.

    As an average joe sport shooter, IMHO, the only downside I have found is the noise. I love everything else about brakes. Except, the added noise.
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    the reason i ask is because a friend has one (i do also, same kind, no probs here) on a 300 win mag. it started to shoot funny. upon inspection of the break we found what appeared to be fire erosion on the inside part of the muzzle end along with a lip of what appeared to be once molten metal. the erosion seemed to be in the same pattern as the riflings. he took a dremal and carefully polished it out. they were deep that enouph i thought it need a machinest. shoots great now. the barrel only has about 250 rounds threw it. my friend has a bore scope and the barrel looks fine.
    the muzzle break and barrel are not a cheap nock-offs and were professionally installed

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    Blowing dust everywhere! I have a Vias on one of my guns and it has holes all around the barrel. It kicks up a good cloud of dust when I shoot it prone. My Defensive Edge break doesn't have holes on the bottom so I have very little problem with that. Oh ya and the noise..hate it.
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    Re: I know the benefits but what are the cons?

    Load,

    Me thinks a bullet touched the brake......

    Never heard of that happening.

    Depending on fit, if its removed for cleaning, ensure its tight when reinstalled, even though the threads should be tight enough to keep it from wobbling even if as much as a full turn from tight.

    Just my thoughts never having had that experience.
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