muzzle breaks

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by retiredcpo, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    Im in need(not right now but soon) of a muzzle break for a 243 build
    (I know why break a 243, the lady that the gun will be for loves to shoot but hates recoil)
    any good ideas where to start looking
    would really prefer one that does not blow out the bottom so it can be shot off a truck hood but I dont know if someone make a top only break
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  2. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    While a 243 weighing anything over 8lb won't recoil real noticably really, a muscle brake sounds like the right deal. While a lot of people dislike recoil, wait till they get some backblast from a muzzle brake. The CSR muscle brake is the mildest in that aspect.
     

  3. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I have a vias on my 300 wsm aand dont mind the balst at all.
    I know some complain about it but I have never had anyone complain about mine
    However it blows out the bottom and I would have no paint left on my hood if I shot it off the truck which we do alot of
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  4. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    My favorite solid bottomed brake is Holland's Radial brake.
     
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Check out Strait Shot Gunsmithing. Im pretty sure Nate builds a fish gill style brake without holes top and bottom.
     
  6. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    The 3 port mini muscle brake would be the one to use. I designed it for the smaller standard cartriges and it works awsome on them. It's a bit smaller and looks really good, last one I put on was a tikka in 300 wsm(the upper limit for this brake) and the guy was very happy. With the advantage of no back blast.

    http://www.centershotrifles.com/sales/img/CSR_MuscleBrake.jpg
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    +1....no back blast would be a great benefit for a lady.
     
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    I agree with this the muscle brake is the one to use.. I shot many of these and they are impressive.
     
  9. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    So this mini muscle brake will not damage the paint on a hood if shooting off the hood of a truck(or windshield)
    dont shoot game off the hood but do shoot alot of steel and rockchucks from the truck
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  10. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    No bottom ports, but I wouldn't rest acrost the hood within 2 feet of the windshield, unless the gun was pointing in a forward position.

    I had a buddy with an unbraked gun shoot actost the hood and the concusion unstuck his rearview mirror from the inside of the windsheild.

    Never seen one break a windshield, but I imagine it could be possible.
     
  11. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    really we shoot 100's of rounds of our truck hoods ever year with no problems
    except once my buddy forgot about the angle and shot to short putting a nice crease in his hood
    well ok twice last year another buddy forgot about not shooting to short and put a 17 hmr round through my truck bed.
    retiredcpo