Originally Posted by Hired Gun
How did this test go?
We test brakes all the time with hi pressure water 100 psi or air at 180 psi. I like the water test better because you can see it so well. We even did one on steam. All 3 methods give the same results. In our testing we have observed it appears that all muzzle brakes the first port or row of ports does 95%+ of the venting or redirecting and just a trace through the second. Any holes beyond that have negligible activity.
The test went well and I should have it on U TUBE soon (some editing to shorten for viewing)
I did the water test and it worked OK but with over 10,000 psi in actual use it was not as
conclusive as the actual testing.
I found the same thing you did about the first port taking most of the volume of water being
discharged. this is one of the reasons that more small ports seem to do a better job of distributing
This all led to one conclusion. More small ports are more efficient than two large ports of the
Also these test were the reason I went with progressive port angles in order to improve the efficiency
of each port as the pressure drops through the brake as each port is opened and the greater angle
contributes as much recoil reduction the last.
The common thinking is, big is better. Some breaks have only one large hole and do a pretty
good job recoil reduction but the muzzle blast is terrible. so I decided to go with more small
ports and direct the gasses farther away from the shooter, lowering the shock wave and the
sound felt/herd by the shooter and reducing the recoil close to 50%.
Look at the original video and you can see the difference in the gas/fire coming from the two
different designs. Both brakes have the same calculated volume but the amount of fire/gas
coming from the prototype was almost non existent. and as a very smart friend pointed out
to me , anything coming out of the front of the brake is recoil.
I don't claim to have designed the best brake ever, but it is just as effective as others and also
addresses all of the bad traits of brakes in general. It,s kind of like having your cake and eating
I have placed some of these brakes in the hands of our shooters for independent testing
and comments. (I may be seen as biased) so I want to hear from these shooters.
Thanks for your suggestions and comments, your opinion is respected as is others on this site.
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