Could a loose muzzle brake mess up my groups?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sambo3006, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    I did some shooting this morning with my usually very consistent half moa Hart barreled 7STW. The groups were not as small as usual and really opened up on the last group. I noticed that my muzzle brake was about a half revolution loose at the end of my shooting session. These groups were shot at 100 yds with no wind and a very steady rest so no shooter error there (no more than usual):D. Just wondering if the loose brake could have messed up the barrel harmonics and opened up my groups?
     
  2. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    yes
     

  3. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    Another yes!
     
  4. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Ever see those tunable breaks on the Browning rifles. Same principle with having a loose brake. It makes your barrel out of tune and it will play sour notes. :D