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Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

 
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:54 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

SWEET!!! Thanks Jim I'll post pics and let you know how it does when I get it finished.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

I replaced the stock muzzle brake on my 338-378 with a Muscle Brake and I love it. You can tell that the gasses are coming out the side but you don't really feel them. I don't think that the noise is as bad as the factory brake.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:25 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

any more feedback on this?
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:51 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

Vias... not good for prone but great for hunting. Not very loud, cool looking and very effective at felt recoil reduction
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:16 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

I vote for Muscle Brake.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:44 AM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

I realize we are reviving an 8month old thread but my experience had prompted me to chime in.

Radial brakes are NOT where it's at for hunting, the vast majority of LR shots, hunting or otherwise are taken from the prone position. Radial ports blow crap everywhere & I mean EVERYWHERE. My partner has a Vias styled brake on a 300RUM.... poor rifle looks like it had been stored in the back of a gravel truck every time he goes to the range & that's not including what he's wearin'

We could also discuss the ports in the front of the brake, those cannot be condusive to accuracy. I really don't think additional forces on the base of the bullet as it transitions from barrel to atmosphere is even a decent idea; too many x-factors there.

The side discharge brakes don't blow crap all over the shooter & his rifle, don't add disturbance to the bullet as it transitions to the atmosphere & usually incorporate angled ports to increase effectiveness.


For this debate, Muscle Brake all the way.


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Old 01-09-2013, 12:58 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

I purchased a muscle brake for my 6.5x284 build. I have yet to see it, however, I really like the design! I have a radial brake on my 300 RUM, and like Outlaws friend, I have had my far share of blowback of snow and hay. This will be my first side discharge brake and I look forward to seeing it when my rifles completed.
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