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Old 01-16-2012, 11:09 PM
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Muzzle Brake install

Is there someplace I can buy a brake and install myself? My barrel is already threaded 18x1 and im currently running a 338 surefire brake but the thing is huge and bulky. Just dont want to send it to the smith. Thanks for any info
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:46 PM
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Re: Muzzle Brake install

It's metric? A ported brake would need to be timed and that typically requires a lathe but some people are using lock washers to accomplish that on their own. Otherwise you can do a standard drilled hole brake. No matter what the thread is it just comes down to finding someone with a tap for it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:33 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brake install

Is this a factory threaded Tikka or Sako? If so we have a muzzle brake already timed for the 338.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brake install

Ron Bartlet of Vias can probably Thread you the right brake that will fit your barrel
and they dont "Have"to be timed.

Call 1-830-741-7167 or Email ron@muzzlebrakes.com

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:44 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brake install

Generally a brake does not to be indexed to the barrel. Peel off washers can be used to adjust the alignment. Some brakes do require indexing to the barrel, A brake that has a primary design to eliminate muzzle jump will push the muzzle off in the wrong direction if not properly done. I feel that all brakes should be completed and installed by the manufacturer of the devise. A nice smooth seamless transition from barrel to brake that looks like it was machined to the barrel because it was. A real good brake will be designed with the actual barrel length, contour and cartridge in mind. Although a prepackaged brake will reduce recoil very well as far as accuracy and looks is concerned they will not compare with a custom one!
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:45 AM
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Re: Muzzle Brake install

Tikkashooter the rifle this brake needs to go on is a reminton 700 with varmit barrel. I like the looks of that break. Can you tell more about it and how I can get one. Thanks
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