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Old 09-15-2013, 08:03 AM
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Witt Machine clamp on muzzle brake

Hi. I was wondering if anyone has tried these muzzle brakes or have them on their rifle. I know the preferred method is to have the barrel threaded but due to the lack of funds and a local gunsmith a clamp on is the easiest way for me to go. I'm also wondering about accuracy and so called harmonics. Do muzzle brakes actually have an adverse effect on one or both? I have a Rem 700 308 Tactical with a 20" bull barrel and being 64yos and not having the same fatty arms the recoil is a little to much for me LOL. Thanks.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:42 AM
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Re: Witt Machine clamp on muzzle brake

Can't address the Clamp on question, But I'm shooting the Remington AAC-SD. it does add a bit of weight to the barrel, meaning it might effect balance. The recoil was reduced and therefore the ability to keep the target insight was enhanced. mine does not have vents / ports on top or bottom. Don't forget there are also several options, with regards to recoil pads and even stock swaps. Some of which include recoil reduction systems.
If properly installed there should be no adverse effects. You might gains a small amount of muzzle velocity when added to a 20" bbl.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:43 PM
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Re: Witt Machine clamp on muzzle brake

I have the other options. A B&C model 2956-42 Remington 700 SA A3 Stock Black with Red Spider Web and a Lifesaver slip on recoil pad. Found out later that B&C not only screws on their recoil pads but glue them on to. You actually need to freeze the end of the stock to be able to break the glue. Anyway thanks for you reply and answers.
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Hi. I was wondering if anyone has tried these muzzle brakes or have them on their rifle. I know the preferred method is to have the barrel threaded but due to the lack of funds and a local gunsmith a clamp on is the easiest way for me to go. I'm also wondering about accuracy and so called harmonics. Do muzzle brakes actually have an adverse effect on one or both? I have a Rem 700 308 Tactical with a 20" bull barrel and being 64yos and not having the same fatty arms the recoil is a little to much for me LOL. Thanks.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:33 PM
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I have the other options. A B&C model 2956-42 Remington 700 SA A3 Stock Black with Red Spider Web and a Lifesaver slip on recoil pad. Found out later that B&C not only screws on their recoil pads but glue them on to. You actually need to freeze the end of the stock to be able to break the glue. Anyway thanks for you reply and answers.
Nahh, a razor blade and a Phillips screw driver. Putting a Tubb's adjustable plate back there.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:07 PM
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Re: Witt Machine clamp on muzzle brake

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Hi. I was wondering if anyone has tried these muzzle brakes or have them on their rifle. I know the preferred method is to have the barrel threaded but due to the lack of funds and a local gunsmith a clamp on is the easiest way for me to go. I'm also wondering about accuracy and so called harmonics. Do muzzle brakes actually have an adverse effect on one or both? I have a Rem 700 308 Tactical with a 20" bull barrel and being 64yos and not having the same fatty arms the recoil is a little to much for me LOL. Thanks.

Muzzle brakes should have No bad effect on accuracy If Installed correctly.

They can change the harmonics and possibly move the POI but in most cases the extra weight on the end of the barrel dampening harmonics and Improving consistency. (The same thing is done quite often by simply adding a weight to the muzzle.

The only thing I fond objectionable about clamp On brakes is the fact that alignment is questionable
because the outside of most barrels are seldom concentric to the bore and this can throw the brake off the centerline so most clamp on brakes have a larger bore hole for the caliber to allow for this
(.040 to .060)

The most effective bore diameter for recoil reduction is .020 average (.010 clearance on each side).

The only way to assure that the brake is in perfect alignment and minimum bore dia. is to thread the barrel on a Lathe concentric to the bore center line (Often the Outside of the barrel is out of round or
off center by .005 or more ) but threading corrects this to the same center to the bore.

Note: If a competent gunsmith installs a clamp on brake and uses a mandrel or range rod to align the brake, it can be installed correctly and safely but you still have the large bore hole that will reduce efficiency.

The plus side to a muzzle brake is often the improvement in the shooters trigger control because he is not thinking so much about getting the crap kicked out of him and more about trigger control.

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:33 AM
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Re: Witt Machine clamp on muzzle brake

New update. Have one of their muzzle brakes coming to test and evaluate. Once I get it installed and tested I'll post a reply as to how I feel about it and if it actually works on my Tactical 308. Provided it's permitted here.
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