Looking for Muzzle Brake Suggestions

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by FullDraw84, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. FullDraw84

    FullDraw84 Member

    May 31, 2012
    I am looking for a muzzle brake for my Browning A-Bolt Long Range Hunter in 7MM. I like the gun, the recoil isn't bad but it kicks enough that I lose the sight picture.

    Do you guys have any suggestions? Brands or styles to look at and also those to avoid?

    It has been suggested that I go with an adjustable style, such as a QUE Adjustable Muzzle Brake ($190) or a Badger Ordnance FTE Removable Muzzle Brake ($135 but needs bored by a gunsmith, so prob closer to $200). These seem convenient and can be used between multiple rifles, but that isn't really an issue. I only have one long range rifle set up and only anticipate to use this rifle for a long time.

    I have also seen the great reviews about Center Shot Rifles' Muscle Brakes. At $210 installed, that seems like an excellent option. But then I am looking at closer to $300 after shipping both ways.

    Thanks for any input.

    P.S. If anyone knows of a gunsmith near Grand Junction, CO that does good work, then I will definately purchase the Muscle Brake.
  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    3 port Muscle brake. Jims newest creation would probably work just as well or better tho. He's got one now chats bigger than the mini, & smaller than the big ones.
    His handle here on LRH is "coyboy". Fling him a p.m. he's super nice, & doesn't pressure anyone. I got the mini for my shortmag.

    You can always order the brake, or have your local (& preferably reputable) smith install it as per Jims instructions. That's what I did.

    Your on the right track. Keep goin the direction your headed, & you won't be disappointed.

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    Ray Montgomery of Grand Junction did an outstanding rebarrel job on a rifle for me. Was recommended by Dan Lilja.

  4. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Or you can use one of mine for 45.00 shipped.

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  5. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2009
    I use both the dlask and vais---been happy with both. And for the same reasons as you----not too worried about recoil but it's nice to call your shots. I hunt alot by myself so no spotter.

  6. Explorer1

    Explorer1 Active Member

    Dec 24, 2004
    Suggest a gill style, as has been suggested by many here. I have used a Holland and a couple no namer brakes.

    Ask questions of the no name suppliers as some use non-standard threads which causes some headaches. The quality may be there, just understand what you are getting.

    DUKFVR Well-Known Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    I have a Vais on a 300 WSM. It works very well too.
  8. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I have Shawns break on my 300 RUM and I shoot 210 Bergers . I can let the rifle lay in the sand bags and hold it with one hand while I shoot if I want. recoil is that like a mild .308 load or 243 . I have his 4 port. I use to have the raidious style break on a 300 mag and it sucked it blew all of the muzzle blast in your face and didnt even compare to the 4 port tank style breaks. You will not be dissapointed if you go with the port style breaks.

    Good luck which ever way you go.