benefits of a muzzle break

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by countrysniper, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. countrysniper

    countrysniper Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the benefits of a muzzle brea.k are. I have heard so many theories and stories I just don't know what to believe.
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Greetings from the Great Falls side of the Big Sky Country ... welcome to LRH and enjoy!

    Each muzzle brake design (radial vs baffle) varies in performance/effectiveness and sometimes in use of which caliber.

    A well-designed muzzle brake will reduce felt recoil, muzzle jump, allows shooter to see impact on target and ease of target re-acquisition ... are just a few benefits. The end result is more range time because it's more pleasant to shoot and thus make the end-user a better shooter.

    The downfall -- muzzle blast and increase noise level.

    Good luck!

    Ed
     
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  3. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Nothing makes a magnum rifle more fun to shoot. You cut the recoil and muzzle flip dramatically, and you can see your impacts even at close range.

    This thread : http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/muzzle-brake-300-win-mag-81294/ Covers it all in excruciating detail so you can save yourself some time by going to the last few pages.
     
  4. countrysniper

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    Thanks both of u for the input, feenix I'm in centeral Montana as well private message me if u want to exchange contacts. And thanks again