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Old 10-30-2012, 05:42 PM
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I always wondered what a side discharge break would do to a windshield on an aggressive caliber, guess I will pass on trying to find that one out.
I know the circular breaks do not function well from prone, only took me one time to figure that one out in the dirt

I have been on site when a 300RUM with a break shot across a pickup tailgate broke the filament in the tail light of the vehicle....


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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.
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Anything cloth near a muzzle break will be shredded, that goes for skin too.
I shoot over the hood of my truck with a vias type break and put a towel down to keep the blast from burning and pitting the paint, if you got withing 6 inches of the towel it would rip big holes in it. A lotta hot gasses coming out of those things.
Putting a wet sock over the muzzle on that weapons system is common practice to reduce your signature.
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When I do the night/dark test it may answer your questions.

I have/am considering using a set screw with belleville washers for those that don't have a
Gunsmith handy, But I prefer the shoulder to shoulder make up and timed (I think it looks better).

If you look at the video there is little or no disturbance under the break (Fresh cut grass with
lots of clippings with the prototype but the factory brake will cover you up.

Index marks are easy to add after the brake is installed.

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I agree it does look better by a lot, and I am looking at it from a different context I suppose. I can not wait to see that video, I have a little bit of time behind the M107 and I am familiar with the recoil impulse and the way you describe the factory brake more or less enveloping the shooter.

When I looked at the video all I could think was man that could cut down a shooter signature. I asked about the whiteness marks and set screws as in my mind, I see a few potential clients for this brake wanting the ability for it remove it and re install it at will in a field environment.

Who's toy is that anyhow?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:26 PM
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Putting a wet sock over the muzzle on that weapons system is common practice to reduce your signature.
Wouldn't that blow water and sock all over the place??? I could not see a hunting or target shooting use if so..
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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
the box.

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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I agree it does look better by a lot, and I am looking at it from a different context I suppose. I can not wait to see that video, I have a little bit of time behind the M107 and I am familiar with the recoil impulse and the way you describe the factory brake more or less enveloping the shooter.

When I looked at the video all I could think was man that could cut down a shooter signature. I asked about the whiteness marks and set screws as in my mind, I see a few potential clients for this brake wanting the ability for it remove it and re install it at will in a field environment.

Who's toy is that anyhow?


I guess you mean the rifle. It's mine and it is realy fun with my brake on it.

For the brakes that will be removable in the field I will probably use set screws and a tool
to remove it if it is made up and timed (So an alignment mark would be nessary or at least
useful).

Thanks for you input, And thanks for your service.

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