muzzle break

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by beakus33, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. beakus33

    beakus33 Well-Known Member

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    has anybody made there own break from a blank? i found a few blanks from pacific tool that are already threaded/reamed just need contured and milled/drilled to your liking, i was kind of thinking about getting a few and doing some expermenting,its kind of hard to swallow $150 for something i know i can make at the shop during a few lunches, just dont know the paticulares of size and shape for my 300wm.
     
  2. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    I thought about it but then I found Ross Schuler's brakes finished for $40-$45 They are beautiful, very effective and far better priced than the competitions. I spent $225 on my wife's first brake and then did a major upgrade to Ross's $40 brake.
     

  3. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Experimenting is how just about all of the muzzle brakes came about. If you want to do it yourself I'd say go for it. That is one of the reasons I bought a lathe and mill. If you don't want to do it yourself my brakes are less than 1/3 the price you quoted.
     
  4. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    I build mine. Basic, accurate machine work. I've found a simple 1/4" three port baffle brake as effective as anything. Clean and simple to machine.
     
  5. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    As to the PTG blanks... heck, that's the easy part. ...might as well start from scratch. Milling the baffles, is the tough (if not time consuming) part.
     
  6. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    I haven't put a photo on here for ages. Somebody remind me how, and I'll post a pic or two. Can it be done without going through an internet picture host?
     
  7. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Grit,

    Below the response screen there is a tab that says manage attachments. You click on that and it pops up with another screen. Clicks the browse button and find the picture (up to 4 or so) and then upload the pictures. After that submit the response.

    Nathan
     
  8. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Here's a simple, three port, baffle brake. The customer wanted one blended with the barrel. I didn't have one on hand that'd work. I made this one. A brake with more surface area would be more effective. But, this is what the customer wanted. He was pleased.
     

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