Brake angles

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by royinidaho, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    Was talking with a fella the other night. He mentioned a local brake maker that says as much as 30* FORWARD angle on the baffles make no difference in recoil reduction.

    Any tho'ts?

    Sorry for such a boring guestion but I'm stuck in Seattle??
  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    you best get back to Idaho before washington gets to you.

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    I know I use a brake with a forward angle (not sure what angle) and it does an excellent job of reducing felt recoil. When using a forward angle, I know it helps to have surface area. In other words, if youre using a very light barrel, the brake needs to be larger for 2 reasons. 1: So it doesnt explode on you and 2: The increased surface area that the gasses pass through increases the effectivness of the brake. I am extreemly pleased with my forward angle brake for 2 reasons, it is very effective and 2 it doesnt give me a cuncussion or the guy next to me at the line when the hammer drops.