Re: SSG V Brake knew design
On the shims, it would take shims .00009 in thickness to rotate one degree on 28 threads per inch, shims could probably be .001 as you would have some thread crunch for fine tuning so yes, shims would be a possibility but they would have to be custom made and would be far more expensive than shipping a gun to a smith and having it indexed properly... Plus the shims wouldn't look as nice.
I have made a lot of brakes in the the past, in fact I have made several for one gun (I have made spiral, hole pattern, straight hole pattern, 10 degree fwd. hole pattern. About 2 years ago I made a couple identical to Shawns 3-hole brake for a 7mm ultra, I have made the baffle brakes with no ports, ports on top and ports on bottom and have made tank style brakes. I even made a port style brake that all went out the top..that one was a flop [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] when shooting from a standing position the barrel went down ...fast)
This "V" style brake I have been wanting to do for quite some time but just never made time so when a friend called me up and wanted a brake with a fish scale design to it that prompted this one.....so what have I learned from my experiance? A quiet brake and a maximum efficiency brake can only be put together in a silencer. I have no desire to make a quiet brake because they will never be quiet enough to shoot without plugs, so I prefer to go for efficiancy. I also have a pretty awesome silencer design, but that one will have to wait until I have a class 2 license. well enough jabbering and thanks for the kind words.
food for thought...brakes don't make a rifle any louder
they just redirect noise towards the shooter which in my mind is what you want in long range hunting as without a brake the noise is directed at what your shooting at and is more apt to alert the animal...this is not neccesarily scientific, just my experiance.
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