Originally Posted by gohring3006
That's a good video JE. Is that you pulling the trigger if so nice to put a face to the knowledge. I have a couple of questions, the video is very convincing. So one of my questions is, have you ever had a properly installed break decrease the accuracy of a rifle due to barrel harmonics or any other physical change in the barrel? Also my outside diameter of my barrel is 0.649 in. Is there a recommended size of break, I don't know if a break is to heavy if would influence the harmonics in a negative way? And one more question, do breaks really trash some scopes? The gun is a TC Venture 30/06 24in. Barrel. Thanks.
Thanks. Yes I am the "Old" guy. I had been in my shop building rifles and did not think I would be In the video or I would have at least changed shirts. (I thought he had the camera on the rifle only)
In answer to your other question= For the most part the testing we did on the Assassin proved
that most of the time accuracy improved. (Sounds like a sales pitch for my brakes, but some other brakes did ok and some didn't). I have never had a muzzle brake hurt accuracy but sometimes
it may move the POI or change the preferred loading.
The main reason that a good brake should not hurt accuracy is because the bullet is gone before
the muzzle brake starts to do its job.
The extra weight seems to dampen the harmonics of the barrel, and the full size brakes seem better at this than the small/light weight.
The smallest Assassin is 1" in diameter and lighter and doesn't improve the accuracy as much/often.
On the scope issue= there are some brake designs that could very well cause scope and other types of damage. This is another video of some more test we performed that are quite dramatic=
Hope this answered your questions
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