muzzle brakes again

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rdsii64, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    Not long afer I became an active participant on this forum I brought up the subject of muzzle brakes. Back then I was of the opinion that If you couldn't just hold'em and squeez'em you needed to get another gun.

    Then on another forum I got into a discussion where some other things were brought to my attention that i didn't realize. That conversation left thinking that a muzzle brake can be a useful tool for something other than its primary function of reducing recoil.

    Since that conversation I have had a muzzle brake from Roedale precision mounted on my .308. When I took it to the range, that experience was much more than I exptected. Being able watch the bullet impact, dial a correction, and fire the second round all withough taking your head off the gun(I am shooting a bolt gun) is more than worth the price of a good brake. I can now shoot off a hard concrete bench using a bipod with no muzzle jump . That alone is a blessing when you are trying to get hard dope for your rifle cartridge combination.

    We all have our own opinions on brakes and I would never tell another shooter he or she was wrong for choosing not to use one. I for one have been convinced that a good brake is a worth while excessory for my guns.

    As a parting shot. shooting something a mild as a .308 my gun is not much louder with a brake than with out one. Wearing double hearing protection (which I wear even when I am shooting my wifes 10/22) I all but couldn't tell the difference. Shooting large magnum calibers your milage may very in the decible department

    in closing if its safe and gives you more control, its a worth while piece of kit. Just don't knock'em till you try one.
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    Thanks for sharing.
    All of us continue to learn (and even change our mind from time to time) if we keep an open mind.

  3. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    See who say's you cant teach a old dog new tricks. Breaks are great arent they.