Muzzlebrake On/Off Point of Impact?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ovastafford, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I was curious if you sight in and practice on the range with your brake on and say when you go hunting you take it off. Would it change your point of impact? I know the bullet never touches the brake but still does it change anything?
     
  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    It could change the POI and likely would, due to the loss of weight on the end of the barrel. You could have a thread protector made the same weight as the muzzle brake and then with that screwed on the end of the barrel the rifle might hit to same POI.

    You'd have to shoot the rifle with the brake, and without the brake, to get your answer and be certain about it.
     

  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Im kinda scared to try... Its a 7 pound 300RUM with scope...gun)
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    It that case just leave it on and invest in some quality muffs.:)
     
  5. Ring

    Ring Well-Known Member

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    it changed mine ALOT.. i had a 24" heavy AR threaded for a suppressor, for fun i threw on a 3 gill armalite brake, it threy me off by well over 1.5 ft at 200y
     
  6. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    Why would you do that any way?????????
     
  7. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    My comp gun last year printed 1.5 moa right and .5 moa high without the brake at 1K. Same gun this year, new BBL....no change.


    Go figure!!!
     
  8. Buffalobob

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    About an inch to 1.5 inches change in impact is what I have observed. I have not tried it with different bullets to see if it is constant or varies with different bullets.
     
  9. RFears

    RFears Well-Known Member

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    That answers my question on Brake or no brake, my conclusion s no brake myself.....