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<font color="purple"> You can't have your cake and eat it too. </font>
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Actually, that old cliche is false, you <font color="red"> CAN </font>[/i]
if you use a <font color="red"> CAN </font>
A <font color="red"> CAN </font>
being a supressor - illegal in most states and much more expensive than a muzzle brake
work by preventing the forward momentum of the gasses (muzzle blast) from going forward - the jet effect of the gasses leaving the barrel at a much higher velocity than the bullet exit. A modern shark brake like those on my 50 BMGs actually do much better than perpendicular (ie, reduce gas thrust component to zero) with their 30 deg brake - they contribute COS(90-30) = .5 or 1/2 the thrust pulls the gun forward - opposite the impulse of the bullet.
Given that you you <font color="red"> CAN't </font>[/i]
buy a <font color="red"> CAN </font>
- the old cliche is probably true.
My BAR 338 WinMag kicks like a .243, all of my 50's seem to kick even less (but they do push you back). My semi-custom 375 Kirby/Lilja/RUM arrives today sporting a Holland QD - report soon.