Muzzle Brakes and more

Wedgy

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"recoil" on an AR15 is virtually non existent to begin with, so to claim their brake reduces it is kind of a joke. A .308 is not bruiser either... it's like they are claiming they tamed the mighty 6.5 Creed. Most legit companies compare using something like a RUM or .338 which are known punishers and most will put brakes on them to make them more comfortable to shoot more than a couple shots, and more importantly to be able to spot your shots.
 

brentc

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So after a bit of asking around, reading in the forum and ponder, I decided I was gonna order a brake from MBM. I still have a few questions, so I sent an email as there is no posted phone number. Crickets....
I know they are popular, but I'm thinking I need to look at others. The MBM website looks vacant. There is a section for "in the works", that mentions estimated completion dates of a year ago.

I want a self timing, slim, non-radial brake. This is for a hunting rig, 7RM of course, and it will ride on a heavy sporter that is .700 at the muzzle, so 9/16-24 TPI. Recommendations?

Thank you in advance fellas

If you haven't bee directed to yet, PM member IdahoCTD. He is "muzzlebrakesandmore" and he usually responds quickly. I'm not sure why he didn't answer promptly using the website links
 

JustMe2

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Wedgy why are you being so mean? Those using a brake on a 223 are usually shooting 3-gun and other rapid fire competitions, so they can stay on target. What does it serve to insult them because they are not using a magnum. Everyone doesn't have the same requirements as you. Be polite and respect others.
 

Wedgy

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Wedgy why are you being so mean? Those using a brake on a 223 are usually shooting 3-gun and other rapid fire competitions, so they can stay on target. What does it serve to insult them because they are not using a magnum. Everyone doesn't have the same requirements as you. Be polite and respect others.
Justme2, sorry if I come across as mean, probably more sarcasm if you read it correctly. We are NOT looking at brakes for 3 gun unless they are shooting 7mm RM as the OP stated.
 

JustMe2

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Guess I missread your post, sorry. You mentioned 223, so I assumed you were changing subjects from the7mm RUM. I don't own a 223 or any of the light centerfires if you were wondering.
 

codyadams

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Guess I missread your post, sorry. You mentioned 223, so I assumed you were changing subjects from the7mm RUM. I don't own a 223 or any of the light centerfires if you were wondering.
Na, he wasn't being mean, just stating that the purpose of this thread is specifically for reducing recoil/spotting hits from a 7mm magnum, where as the brake he was talking about is more aimed, as you said, at 3 gun where small 223's or possibly 308's are used, which are a different animal, so not really relevant to the subject at hand, and saying it reduces the recoil of a 223 50% is somewhat comical......ha ha
 

Iron Worker

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I have his 4 port self timing on my 7mm WSM #4 contour bbl 9/16x24 thread count and it does a fantastic job,perhaps 50% recoil reduction .
 

Iron Worker

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Its not about comfort. My pachmayr decelerator pad works well for that. Its about spotting my hits and just over-all taming the muzzle. I share your dislike of the increased report, but like all things in life, ya gotta pay something to get something, lessen yer a democrat...
Spotting the hits ? A 7 mag isn't a varmint cartridge,so you'll still be knocked off target.However I was shooting 120gr Vmax at Prairie dogs in MT and I saw them explode. So bullet weight is a big factor .
 

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Spotting the hits ? A 7 mag isn't a varmint cartridge,so you'll still be knocked off target.
As a follow through after the trigger has broke I try to spot my own hits, if I can I know I had things lined up right. If really on my game can spot trace through my scope. This is with some heavy hitters like my 16.5 lbs .375 Snipetac, I can usually call my own hits before a spotter does. My 9’ish lb .338 RUM the same. My .300 RUM is a little harder as I have no brake on it.
 

Northkill

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Anyone try a Hypertap against other big-names in daddy cartridge's? They look cool if nothing else... ;)

 

Northkill

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Link didn't work. And yes, I noticed the Hypertap is better than the other brakes that company lists.
 

JustMe2

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Link didn't work.
Try this one.
 

Ivorygrip

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I have a Crosstac mk109 I love it!
not sure if they have a .284 model out yet but they are well worth looking into.
 
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