Muzzle Brake install

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by backcountryguide, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. backcountryguide

    backcountryguide Well-Known Member

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    Is there someplace I can buy a brake and install myself? My barrel is already threaded 18x1 and im currently running a 338 surefire brake but the thing is huge and bulky. Just dont want to send it to the smith. Thanks for any info
     
  2. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    It's metric? A ported brake would need to be timed and that typically requires a lathe but some people are using lock washers to accomplish that on their own. Otherwise you can do a standard drilled hole brake. No matter what the thread is it just comes down to finding someone with a tap for it.
     

  3. TikkaShooters

    TikkaShooters Official LRH Sponsor

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    Is this a factory threaded Tikka or Sako? If so we have a muzzle brake already timed for the 338.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Ron Bartlet of Vias can probably Thread you the right brake that will fit your barrel
    and they dont "Have"to be timed.

    Call 1-830-741-7167 or Email ron@muzzlebrakes.com

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    Generally a brake does not to be indexed to the barrel. Peel off washers can be used to adjust the alignment. Some brakes do require indexing to the barrel, A brake that has a primary design to eliminate muzzle jump will push the muzzle off in the wrong direction if not properly done. I feel that all brakes should be completed and installed by the manufacturer of the devise. A nice smooth seamless transition from barrel to brake that looks like it was machined to the barrel because it was. A real good brake will be designed with the actual barrel length, contour and cartridge in mind. Although a prepackaged brake will reduce recoil very well as far as accuracy and looks is concerned they will not compare with a custom one!
     
  6. backcountryguide

    backcountryguide Well-Known Member

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    Tikkashooter the rifle this brake needs to go on is a reminton 700 with varmit barrel. I like the looks of that break. Can you tell more about it and how I can get one. Thanks