Muzzle Brakes

MW204

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I'm looking at muzzle brakes right now for a 20 Vartarg I'm gathering parts for. There is minimum recoil on the 20VT, however I've read where so shooters were having a little problem seeing their hits/missing at closer ranges until they put a muzzle brake on.

I like the Holland radial brakes, but they are a little $$ and then you have to have a smith install it to time it to the barrel.

I also like the Quick Fire Muzzle Brake from Mac's Gunworks. The draw back I see on the Quick Fire is it has a timing nut that is exposed. You set the brake where you need it and then run the nut up to it to lock it in place. I think this would work great, I just don't care for the look of the nut.

I don't have a mill to shave a little off at a time for the Holland brake to get it timed right, so is there another way to set up a brake that has to be timed to the barrel?

The reason I like these two brakes is you don't have the blast going downward that will blow up debris.
I don't have any experience with the 20VT but it looks like a cool round. Is this a target round or a hunting round? I could look it up but I'd rather hear about it first hand by someone that has one.
I don't know if this will help unless you have a lathe but I built my own brake for a Marlin 45-70. I had to have the barrel threaded because I didn't have the tools to remove the barrel. Anyway, I'll post a pic of the brake I made on my lathe & borrowed mill to drill the holes that I later hardened and blued myself.
 

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L.Sherm

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I don't have any experience with the 20VT but it looks like a cool round. Is this a target round or a hunting round?
I have 2 - 20VT and 1 - 20SCC(20VTAI)
Most people including me use them on sage rats and P.D though some do on coyotes too.
I know of atleast one guy who shot one in BR competition not sure of the range though.
 

MW204

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I have 2 - 20VT and 1 - 20SCC(20VTAI)
Most people including me use them on sage rats and P.D though some do on coyotes too.
I know of atleast one guy who shot one in BR competition not sure of the range though.
Thanks for your reply.
I built a 22-250 Ackley years ago that drives tacks, but I don't live anywhere near groundhogs so I've never taken it out varmit hunting. I did shoot a turkey in the neck with it at 275 yds years ago but that's the last game I've taken with it.
 

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I went with the brake from Mac's Gunworks. The recoil was never very much, but on a higher scope power setting, I needed a little something so I could see the hits/misses better. This works out really well and will be using it next week in Wyoming.
 

gilk1

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Get a Harrel’s precision break and have a gunsmith install it for less $ than buying an overly expensive break. I have Harrels on my 7mag and 260 and I can spot shots under 300yd.
 

Wild_Bill

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If you are gathering parts to get a rifle buils there shouldn't be a problem. Just buy the break you want and the gunsmith fitting the barrel can time the brake when the barrel is fitted. The brake does not need to be altered the shoulder of the barrel is usually machined to the correct length for correct timing when the barrel is threaded.
 

FEENIX

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If you are gathering parts to get a rifle buils there shouldn't be a problem. Just buy the break you want and the gunsmith fitting the barrel can time the brake when the barrel is fitted. The brake does not need to be altered the shoulder of the barrel is usually machined to the correct length for correct timing when the barrel is threaded.
See #18.
 
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