Suggestions please...

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by usmcpmi, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. usmcpmi

    usmcpmi Active Member

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    I have a rifle that needs either a muzzle brake or to be magna-ported before I shoot it... What are your thoughts Pro/Con about either. I am only interested in shoot-ability. Increased noise/blast is a non-issue as far as I am concerned. Looking for the best set up for reduction in felt recoil, without a compromise to accuracy. Also, I would like names of gunsmiths you are happy with to have something like this done. I live near Austin, so central Texas smiths would work best for me. Thanks for your time and help. MG
     


  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    Isn't all the magna-port do is controll muzzle climb. Also I would think that any smith that threads barrels could out a brake on.
     
  3. usmcpmi

    usmcpmi Active Member

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    dee "magna-port" is actually a "brake" that is cut into the barrel itself... depending on the location and angle of the cut, provides some compensation against recoil or climb. I'm really looking for input from those who have either, and their thoughts before I have it done. Thanks, MG
     
  4. Okierifleman

    Okierifleman Active Member

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    I do not have any rifles with muzzle breaks but I have shot several that were put on custom rifles. In my opinion, it didnt really reduce felt recoil all that much but they did keep the muzzle climb down a bit. I just wasnt as impressed with them as I thought I would be, therefore I never thought about having any installed. Since you live near Austin, check out Hill Country Rifles, they should be able to help you with either one.
     
  5. Texas1911

    Texas1911 TGT Addict

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    A Miculek style brake works the best of all the various methods I've shot. It makes a .308 feel like a .243, and takes out alot of the muzzle walk.

    Magnaporting doesn't do much from my experience.
     
  6. rr2241tx

    rr2241tx New Member

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    My nephew is quite happy with Hill Country Rifles' work in New Braunfels. Seems like they turn pretty quickly on muzzle brakes. Work looks good. Wouldn't have one on my gun, but that's just my 2 cents.
     
  7. BurkGlocker

    BurkGlocker Active Member

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    "A Miculek style brake works the best of all the various methods I've shot. It makes a .308 feel like a .243, and takes out alot of the muzzle walk." per Texas1911

    I've made prototype muzzle brakes for a few of my rifles, and have to agree with Texas1911, the Miculek style brakes work the best. It does the best with muzzle control and felt recoil.
    http://www.dpmsinc.com/store/products/?prod=1641

    One that I made, looked alot like the muzzle brakes on Barret 82A1 that do direct most of the gases rearward and really, really do reduce recoil, but man, it increases noise for the shooter alot.
     
  8. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
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    A good brake can make a huge difference.

    As an alternative, see if Blackhawk sells a Knoxx recoil-reducing stock for it. Rifle Stocks - BLACKHAWK! I've tried Knoxx stocks on shotguns and they make a huge difference! Just don't use a real short eye-relief scope, because the action does move back toward you in the stock. :p
     
  9. mclarenross

    mclarenross Member

    *Shameless NFA insert*

    Best muzzle brake is a suppressor.
     
  10. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Member

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    I have brakes on a 30/06 and a 300 WM and they work really well for reducing felt recoil. They do increase the blast noise to the sides of the shooter,so be courteous if shooting at a range with other shooters. And by all means wear good hearing protection whenever shooting a gun with a brake if you want to continue living with any amount of hearing.

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