Originally Posted by gslinger
A muzzle brake reduces recoil,but what else does it do.
Clamp on muzzle brakes,do they work as well as threaded.
If you work up a load for a gun,then add a clamp on later,will it effect your POI
and will you have to change your load.
It adds weight and length to the end of the barrel and may change the harmonics of the barrel.
This sometimes changes the accuracy due to the harmonics. The load is normally still good but it
just needs to be tweaked a little to get the same performance as before.
If it is installed poorly, it can destroy accuracy and be potentially dangerous.
IMO threaded brakes are the only way to go because the alignment is never as good on a clamp
on brake and the muzzle brake bore is normally slightly larger than the recommended .015 to .020
over the bullet diameter to prevent bullet strike.
When a barrel is threaded and a brake is installed, then the brake bore is cut to size everything is
perfectly aligned with the bore.
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