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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:44 PM
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Muzzle Brake Install gone wrong?! Help!

Well crap! I've got a 300RUM Sendero SFII and I had one of the Defensive Edge brakes put on it. Well tonight I just noticed the end of my barrel has a burr on it. I thought WTF, how in the hell did this happen? Then I noticed inside the muzzle brake there are dents in it and traces of copper!! Now I'm really inspecting this thing, right? So now I notice there are two indentations on the baffle furthest from the end of the barrel, and the solid piece on the bottom of the first baffle (furthest from the end) has what appears to be a stress crack starting. The two indentations are nowhere near congruent, so I think they're both caused by stress, but I am no expert.

Where do I go from here? Is my barrel going to have to be cut any shorter to have this process redone? If so, I am going to demand a refund, money for a new barrel, and send it off to Shawn Carlock to convert to an EDGE....something I was planning on doing when this barrel was shot out anyways....

In any case...what do you guys think? I think the brake is junk at this point...and if my barrel needs to be cut any....it is junk to me...I don't think I need to suffer from their screw up.


PLease, any quick reply is greatly appreciated as I want to contact the shop tomorrow. Thank you!!
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    Unread 06-18-2008, 11:50 PM
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    Sounds like it isn't concentric with the bore and bullets are hitting it.
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    Ohh the bullets are definitely hitting it! But what does that mean as far as fixing it? What will need to be done? I would ASSUME (and you know what they say) the threads are no good since they do not allow a perfect, flush, (concentric?) fit. Further, I would assume if the threads are no good, they would need to cut and start over with a now shorter barrel?
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    Unread 06-19-2008, 12:36 AM
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    I would say a fair deal for both would be you paying for a new barrel/install and the smith throwing in the new brake and machine work to get it on. I certainly wouldn't invest any more money in a factory barrel. I have never worked with Shawn but as far as "internet rep" goes he's a good smith and a standup guy so I wouldn't worry too much.... %&*#(# happens and the good guys make it right.
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    I would say a fair deal for both would be you paying for a new barrel/install and the smith throwing in the new brake and machine work to get it on. I certainly wouldn't invest any more money in a factory barrel. I have never worked with Shawn but as far as "internet rep" goes he's a good smith and a standup guy so I wouldn't worry too much.... %&*#(# happens and the good guys make it right.
    A fair deal would be for me to buy a new barrel and install for the smith screwing it up?! It appears fair to me would be get my money back and compensated for my losses!
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    Has the brake been opened up to the right diameter? .330-.340
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