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Unread 05-20-2010, 09:10 PM
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Muzzle Brake Bullet Clearance

What are you guys running for bullet clearance on your 338 Lapuas and other big 338's I am thinking of a Muscle Brake with .020 clearance. any info would be good.
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    Re: Muzzle Brake Bullet Clearance

    The Muscle brake on my 338 Ultra mag has a .358 ID
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    Re: Muzzle Brake Bullet Clearance

    Tarey do you have a pic of your rum?
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    Unread 05-20-2010, 10:47 PM
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    Re: Muzzle Brake Bullet Clearance

    Pics here
    FINALLY Got to Shoot My 338 Ultra Mag.

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    Re: Muzzle Brake Bullet Clearance

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    What are you guys running for bullet clearance on your 338 Lapuas and other big 338's I am thinking of a Muscle Brake with .020 clearance. any info would be good.
    If properly installed .020 thou is enough (.010 each side) .

    Some people like .025 to .040 clearance to make sure that the bullet does not touch
    the break when fired.

    I like .020 and think that the break works better when tolerance is close.

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    Re: Muzzle Brake Bullet Clearance

    Testing has shown .020" clearance is about optimal. Tighter causes accuracy problems. Looser does not reduce recoil.
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