Muzzle Break

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by dumbear, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. dumbear

    dumbear Active Member

    Mar 24, 2008
    I would like input on muzzle breaks and references to competant installers.I have a 358 Win. that I think I would like to have a muzzle break inst. Most important is to keep muzzle rise/jump to minimum.

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  3. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    I had Jim See at Center Shot Rifles install a CSR Break on my 7mm SAUM and I love it. The rifle weighs about 12 lbs and recoils like a .223. He also makes a "Muscle Break" for bigger cartridges, I would expect you would get a very noticeable reduction in recoil and muzzle jump. I can easily spot my impacts at 300 yds, from a bi-pod.

    You can reach Jim here on this site or at

    I am 110% satisfied with the rifle he built, especially his customer service.
  4. raysugar4567

    raysugar4567 Member

    Nov 9, 2010
    Anyone know If a bull and standard barrel can both be threaded to 5/8x24? If so that would great for me because I could use a break on several different sized barrel's I might buy?
  5. hammertyme

    hammertyme Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    It depends on the O.D. of the hunting barrel at the muzzle. You would have to have enough steel to cut a 5/8 thread safely.

    All of the pencil barrels these days, NO.

  6. shootermb

    shootermb New Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    I am new to the forum, but I thought I would add my two cents worth. I have spent several years wokringin a gun shop and have seen my fair share of breaks. I have seen them done by local gun smiths, factories, and machinists. The best looking breaks I have ever seen done are the ones that come from Barnes. Yes, that is the company that makes the bullets. They actually match the break to your rifle finish then they machine and thread your barrel for the break, and the seam between the barrel and the break is normally so small you have to get really close to even tell where it is. If you want a break that performs and looks great, I would look these guys up. They also normally cost about $150-$180 bucks. Those are the guys I choose to do breaks.
  7. Weaselthis

    Weaselthis Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    I have two Vias brakes. 7RM & 30-06.
    My son has one. 7Rm
    My 3 hunting buddies have one each. 2-300WM & 1 7RM.
    I LOVE my guns/ w/ the Vias.
    They LOVE their guns w/ the Vias.
    Course.........we don't have any experience w/ any other brake, but we love the Via.

    caveat: shooting prone you MIGHT need a piece of carpet to keep debris down. Hunting situations have never been a problem.

    Good luck.
    Kinda like choosing an ole lady, new beer, or caliber. Ya never know till ya try it out!