muzzlebrake and reloads

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Backr, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Backr

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    hey gents, i have a 700 sps tac (20" 1/12 twist) i was thinking about having it threaded and installing a muzzlebrake, and was curious as to will this effect my loads? i have a bunch of rounds loaded up ready to go test out and was wondering if i should wait till after i get the brake installed or go ahead and test them, thanks for the help
     
  2. RockyMtnMT

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    I think there is a good chance that it will effect you poi. Should not do anything to your vel and pressure.

    Steve
     

  3. FearNoWind

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    Anything added to the barrel will affect its harmonics so you can expect that adding a muzzle brake will have some influence on your accuracy. But it's not an insurmountable issue. A little work on the load or seating depth may be all you'll need.
    Just keep in mind that, typically in a prone shooting position, a muzzle brake will throw pieces of whatever is under the muzzle onto our neighboring shooter at the range - how much it throws depends on its design. Also, you may need better hearing protection.
     
  4. Backr

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    Ah that makes sense, I'll go ahead and install the break before testing, having a full shoulder replacement, so thinking anything that lessens recoil will be good
     
  5. Rich Coyle

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    You won't be disappointed. Get one with no vents in the bottom.
     
  6. Backr

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    I was thinking about a surefire socom, but honestly don't know all to much about brakes, anything you would recommend, I'll be ordering one here soon
     
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  8. RockyMtnMT

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    I very much like the Pain Killer brakes by Kirby. APS Rifles.

    Steve
     
  9. Backr

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    Awesome I'll check it thanke