Canted muzzlebrake

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by pretex, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. pretex

    pretex Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I just got my rifle back from the smith, busy at work so havent been in the field with it yet.
    I got a muzzlebrake installed on it, but as far as I can see its slightly canted, maybe 0.010 - 0.020"

    What effekts will that have?

    Will it jerk shots?
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It won't have any effect, other than looks.

    Is it past straight? Or, can you just tighten it a bit more?
     

  3. pretex

    pretex Well-Known Member

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    Its put on with epoxy, will never move again.

    Nice to hear that it dosent make a difference
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Heat will get it to loosen if you really need to get it off. If you're not worried about it other than looks leave it alone.
     
  5. pretex

    pretex Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks alot, was afraid it would worse than looks. But it dosent worry me :)
     
  6. JPRITT

    JPRITT Well-Known Member

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    As already stated it doesnt effect anything. Mine is slightly off too. It goes just past "center" . Besides being irritating to look at it works great. From what I understand it is very difficult to get a threaded muzzle break perfectly centered.
     
  7. vintec

    vintec Well-Known Member

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    If you need to correct rotation, you could use some dental floss between the brake and the barrel. Also aluminum foil carefully trimmed could be made into a shim.
     
  8. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Since the brake is epoxied on maybe the barrel can be tightened into the action just a bit if you decide it bothers you. Or if it needs to go the opposite direction it can be done without removing the brake....just take the correct around off the shoulder and adjust the headspace.