Originally Posted by RTK
I learned another thing about breaks, had one made for me that used top and side only, that way prone and hood positions were good. It was on a hot varmiter I had with a 20 something plus scope on and I didn't want to mis the red mist from my shots. It actually turned out worse because of the holes in the top with none on the bottom, it pushed the barrel down severely. Had to tig most of the top holes.
Sorry about hijacking the thread.
No problem. I'm glad to see some interest in the brake. I have witnessed the same phenomenon
on some breaks that had top vents that were two large and they applied to much down force.
Some top venting may be nessary on a rifle that has a tendency to rise up when fired due to
the amount of drop in the stock but it should be added only after calculating how much is
needed and no more.
The design of my brake all but eliminated muzzle rise and the target stayed in view all the time
while firing it.
Once I get the patent for it going I can divulge more of the subtle design thinking that worked so well
to do some of the other things that plague most muzzle breaks. As I said earlier we have a lot of
good muzzle breaks available that do an excellent job of reducing recoil so topping these was not the
goal of this prototype.Eliminating some of the other traits was the main reason for thinking outside of
I was also considering the guys/gals in the military that have to deal with the other issues that
muzzle brakes present + our nations enemies. so that is where the 50 BMG came into it.
I will try to respond to all post as best as I can but in a few days deer season starts and I will
be unavailable for a few days
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