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#5940595 - 09/22/15 09:20 AM Muzzle Brake Question
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Registered: 12/26/11
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Loc: Greenville, Tx.
I have a Remington CDL 270wsm with stainless fluted barrel. Was considering installing a muzzle break on it and was looking for any suggestions on brand and most important, a good gunsmith around Dallas for barrel threading and installation.

Would also like to get some feedback on pros and cons of installing brake, if there are any.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#5940606 - 09/22/15 09:26 AM Re: Muzzle Brake Question [Re: EVCO]
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Pro's are reduced felt recoil. Con is more heard noise. If you're noise shy they can hinder your shooting. If you're recoil sensitive then they are a great addition to your rifle. The people shooting next to you at the range will hate you. Ear protection is a must.

Look up dallasshootingsupplies on here for barrel threading. As far as the brake, find one that fits your gun that you like, they almost all work, just some work slightly better than others.
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#5940636 - 09/22/15 09:35 AM Re: Muzzle Brake Question [Re: EVCO]
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With a sporter size barrel, you have to figure out what type of muzzle brake you want first. The simple brakes for these style of barrels is a Vias type. They are ported 360 degrees around the brake, and offer a decent amount of recoil reduction. They work ok, but if you lay prone when shooting these brakes, you will be eating dust from the recoil blast. The next type would be your vents on the side and top (not ported on the bottom). These are normally a little larger in diameter, and offer more of a recoil reduction than the Vias style. But they are bulkier and larger than the barrel.

I'm a big fan of muzzle brakes. It helps reduce the recoil to enjoy shooting more and longer. Your neighbor when shooting, tell him to put some ears on and keep shooting!
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#5940726 - 09/22/15 10:21 AM Re: Muzzle Brake Question [Re: EVCO]
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Registered: 12/16/08
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^^What they said^^

I use the type with vents on the side and holes in the top (JEC Customs). Wheb the O.D. of the brake is larger than the O.D. of the muzzle have the smith taper the rear of the brake down to meet the muzzle. I have not noticed the rifles being any louder for me, the shooter, but someone that is 45 degress behind and beside you will get plenty of sound.

Couple good brands that were top performers in the Precision Rifle Blog brake tests were JEC, Alamo Precision, and Fat Bastard, if memory serves.
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#5940736 - 09/22/15 10:25 AM Re: Muzzle Brake Question [Re: EVCO]
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Registered: 08/16/12
Posts: 408
Loc: Grand Prairie
JEC makes a good brake but hard to get, unless something has changed.

Here's a reference for different brakes:
Precision Rifle Blog Brake Test

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#5941569 - 09/22/15 06:37 PM Re: Muzzle Brake Question [Re: EVCO]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 311
Loc: Greenville, Tx.
Thanks for all the help. Dien thanks for the test results.

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#5941993 - 09/22/15 10:31 PM Re: Muzzle Brake Question [Re: EVCO]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: DFW
Yep, put a brake on it! I was slow to come around and wish I had added them to my 7mag and 300 mag years ago! It'll be a lot more fun to shoot!

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#5942115 - 09/23/15 06:00 AM Re: Muzzle Brake Question [Re: Dien]
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Originally Posted By: Dien
JEC makes a good brake but hard to get, unless something has changed.

Here's a reference for different brakes:
Precision Rifle Blog Brake Test


I know a guy that has several in stock. PM me if you want details.
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