Re: Crown placement question...
A crown is a clean exit for the bullet. It can be strait like yours (Some smiths prefer a straight crown
for muzzle brakes because they don't need the protection that an un braked barrel does.
A crown is to protect the muzzle from nicks and scratches. They can be 11o +, recessed, buttoned, chamfered ETC.
I personally like the 11o behind a break so that I can unscrew the brake and install a thread protector
when hunting if the need arrives.
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