Originally Posted by Edd
Have you done any testing on how effective the 1" round brake is in comparison to the full sized one?
Yes it appears to be almost as effective but with shorter ports It loses 2 or 3 % (not bad but not as good as the larger brakes)
Also the perceived sound is louder than the full size brake. the best recoil reduction with a 1" brake
on a 300 rum was 68% the full size went to 70% with the same rifle and load.
The same rifle and load with the best round factory muzzle brake we could find/test was 51%.
The least reduction of the un tuned 1" round was 58% on a 308.
So there is a loss in efficiency with the 1"round but not enough to make it a poor performer.
I am working on a 1'' round with the same design that can be turned to .750 safely for the people that like the looks of the round brakes. and if it performs it will be added to my list of different brakes sizes. after lots of testing I understand more about how muzzle brakes work, and how they function. and I think I can improve on the performance of round brakes. I have to try.
I realize that not everyone likes the large flat brakes, but I was after maximum sound and recoil reduction and felt this was the only way to top some already outstanding muzzle brakes.
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