Originally Posted by Trickymissfit
you can also simply cut holes in the end of the barrel with an EDM. It adds or relives very little if any stress in the barrel, and leaves very little if any burr in the bore. The problem is finding an EDM big enough to do it (they're out there), and the cost maybe be a good bit more due it being a little on the slow side (cuts about .06" a minute). The good part is that you can cut the non symmetrical holes that some folks this are best.
Gary. No argument, just a comment.
I have some ported barrels that have been EDM Machined and The testing I have done doesn't make it very cost effective to have this done.
Porting the barrel does work, but I have found the recoil reduction to be 10% to 20% at best and the cost is close to the cost of having a brake installed + you do lose some velocity.
It looks cool but IMO it is not worth the effort any more on rifles. It is still a viable process for pistols that need some muzzle control and a brake would ruin the value/looks of a fine pistol.
As I have said before, I don't like clamp on brakes because of looks and if done properly, the
barrel taper should be removed so the brake can be installed (This needs to be performed in a Lathe
to be true to the bore, and the bore diameter should be bored after the brake is installed to assure
So IMO if recoil is an issue, A good muzzle brake is still the best way to get the most bang for your buck.
Just my opinion.
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