APS Small 3 Port Painkiller Muzzle Brake, .338 RUM :)

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Slvrwrx, May 8, 2012.

  1. Slvrwrx

    Slvrwrx New Member

    May 7, 2012
    I acquired a Browning A-bolt II Medallion from my Father in .338 RUM. 26" Barrel, 9X Leupold scope, etc.. His words exactly "Too much gun for the old man".

    Being that I don't turn down good deals on guns, I figured why not :)

    I shot 7 rounds out of this on my first outing and I had enough. Oddly enough the back of my shoulder was sore, and not the front. The gun even has one of those Kick-Eez Butt plates..

    Seeing how this gun is more than likely never to be used in a hunting situation, and was not concerned about resale value, I looked into having the barrel threaded, and adding a muzzle brake.

    I did a lot of searching online for effective muzzle brakes, especially for ones offered in 5/8 or 1/2" threads, since the A-bolt has a sporter profile barrel.

    After talking with APS, I decided on their 3 port small muzzle brake. They cost more than a JP brake ($170 for the APS), but in terms of compactness, I liked the APS better. Had a local gunsmith cut the threads and install the brake for $100. I also added a small Harris bipod.

    Looks beautiful in gloss black:



    Now the question was does it work? I took the gun out Saturday, and needless to say I'm very pleased with the results. I put 10 rounds through it, and each shot felt like I was shooting .30-06 from an M1 Garand. My groups are still bad (mainly because of my impatience and lack of long distance shooting experience), but the gun is now more easily controlled.

    First Outing:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKAv_1kxLJY"].338 Remington Ultra Magnum, 200 Yards, Browning A Bolt II Medallion - YouTube[/ame]

    APS Muzzle Brake outing:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD0TqZ8EFBM"]Allen Precision Shooting (APS) Small 3 Port PainKiller Muzzle Brake, .338 RUM - YouTube[/ame]

    Thanks again Kirby :)

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    The musscles on your back are what hold your shoulder blade on. I would suspect that from the pics you sent your shooting position added to the sore ness your felling.

    Kirby makes a very good break.