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#6901860 - 09/28/17 07:21 AM Muzzle Brake
Deerhunter61 Online   content
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Guys,

I purchased a rifle that already has threads for a muzzle break/suppressor. The thread is 5/8-24. What MB do you recommend? I am thinking that I just need to order and screw it on...am I missing something?

Thanks,

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#6901869 - 09/28/17 07:30 AM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
dee Online   content
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Apa little bastard or area 419 hellfire. Both are self timing for easy installs.
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#6901881 - 09/28/17 07:46 AM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2543
Loc: Houston
Nope, not missing anything. I used this video as just some reference info. Certainly not the be all end all and it's self admits non-scientific.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qDf6Xf0rR4

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#6901927 - 09/28/17 08:32 AM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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You can get an AR Stoner for $25 at midway.
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#6901933 - 09/28/17 08:37 AM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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What are you shooting? If you don't really need a brake that tames recoil look at linear comps. I have a Troy Claymore on my 300blk, really happy with it vs the birdcages on some of my other rifles.


Edited by chalet (09/28/17 08:45 AM)
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#6901940 - 09/28/17 08:43 AM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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What caliber?

I've been looking at this myself. Recoil on my Tikka CTR 6.5 creedmoor is mild, but the barrel jumps/rises just enough that it's hard to see hits/misses at distance. The self-timing options I've found so far:

Area 419 Hellfire - $160 and good reviews
Little Bastard - $165 and good reviews
MB&M Beast - $95 and good reviews

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#6902255 - 09/28/17 12:29 PM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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6.5 Creedmoor.

After having my custom rifle built with one on it and purchasing good hearing protection it is simply a blast to shoot. The recoil is like that of a .22.

I just purchased my third 6.5 Creedmoor. And I have my reasons so please no critiques.

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#6902428 - 09/28/17 02:37 PM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Aero Precision Gamma, is both a brake and a muzzle rise reducer .
Built for AR but I've put it on my friend's TIKKA CTR and he absolutely loved it

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#6902434 - 09/28/17 02:40 PM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
colt45 Offline
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muzzle brake is great for shooting prairie dogs, enables you to see the hit.
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#6902515 - 09/28/17 03:36 PM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
Cattleman Offline
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Registered: 02/09/13
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Loc: Palo Pinto county
Look at muzzlebrakesandmore.com two piece self timing 3 port brake for less than $100. They tested better than the APA little bastard brakes.

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#6902595 - 09/28/17 05:00 PM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
SR025 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/10
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If you ever plan on using a suppressor then get the corresponding muzzle brake

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#6902814 - 09/28/17 09:09 PM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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A guy did an extensive series of testing and comparing several brakes. APA little bastard, fat bastard, Alamo four star ( now known as zero delta, they're out of Lubbock) and the JP recoil eliminator seem to make the top of the list in most categories.

Here's a basic summary, but you can follow the links to each individual test. Pretty neat.


http://precisionrifleblog.com/2015/07/17/muzzle-brake-recoil-reduction/

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#6903057 - 09/29/17 07:03 AM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Stupid question - do you need one with ports on top to combat muzzle rise? Most seem to only have ports on the sides.

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#6903394 - 09/29/17 11:54 AM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: patriot07]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Stupid question - do you need one with ports on top to combat muzzle rise? Most seem to only have ports on the sides.


2 different requirements you brought up:

if you want to reduce felt recoil, side ports are all you need

if you want to reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise, side ports and top ports

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#6903800 - 09/29/17 08:39 PM Re: Muzzle Brake [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I bought a little bastard for $160 but I haven't tried it yet. Ruger now has self timing for $99 that they put on their RPR.

http://shopruger.com/Ruger-Precision-Rifle-Hybrid-Muzzle-Brake/productinfo/90590/
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