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jdboy

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Which muzzle brake?
« on: September 01, 2011, 03:43:19 PM »

If I don't change my mine, I doubt I will, I'm going to do a muzzle brake as soon as I can get a hold of a good local smith to cut the threads for me.  So my question is, which brake and why?  I looked into the Badger Ordnance FTE at first but now I've been looking at others like the EGW space comp.  I started out thinking I wanted to have my barrel cut back, crowned, and then threaded but I'm not sure if I'm gonna go that route now or not.  My initial thought was that I wanted to keep the overall short dimensions of the stock rifle.  To be honest I'd still like that if I found the right person to do the work but I also would like to look into other options.  Let me know what you all think.
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steelshooter

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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 05:12:08 PM »

HSS in Australia have a brake available for factory Tikka varmint barrels. They are comparitively cheap and need no gunsmithing. It maybe worth a look, and I intend to get one myself soon. wwwhss.net.au
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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 05:15:49 PM »

HSS in Australia have a brake available for factory Tikka varmint barrels. They are comparitively cheap and need no gunsmithing. It maybe worth a look, and I intend to get one myself soon. wwwhss.net.au

My barrel isn't threaded though?

Just Googled it, that would be very cool!!  Thanks!
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Jason_McHann

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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 08:29:51 PM »

We just got set up as a US distributor for HSS. Let me know if that's how you want to go and I'll get one for you.

I'm taking one out next to see its effect on accuracy.

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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 06:13:05 AM »

Please let me know how it does if you don't mind.  I'm interested in how well it actually works (recoil reduction), how it affects accuracy, and how well it says in place under fire.  What kind of mark up is there going to be in place to get them to the US for us?  I'm not having much luck getting a local smith to respond to my emails so this may be the option I go with.  You can PM me with the pricing or just post back here, whichever is best.
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jrob

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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 05:40:52 PM »

The Holland QD:



and the UGSW (now BlackOps Precision) Bad Azz:



are very similar in design and are *EXTREMELY* effective at reducing recoil and muzzle flip.  Both very important when your 300WM weighs right at 8 lbs. field ready.  :)

The Bad Azz design is a little more sophisticated, as the port size gets smaller to keep port velocity high as the gases are bled off across each port, maximizing recoil reduction.

John
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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 09:04:50 AM »

if you don't want to thread the barrel roedale precision makes a few brakes for tikkas that just clamp on.
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jdboy

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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 09:11:23 AM »

It's not that I didn't want to thread the barrel, that was my first plan.  I just had no luck with getting anyone local to do the work.  I don't want a lot of down time so sending it off isn't going to be an option.  I looked at the Roedale brakes but they have like a 6-8 week delivery time.  HSS has a similar brake and can be had in a quarter of the time.  After a little more research I ended up buying a Limbsaver recoil pad and may add a little weight to the stock instead of a break.  Thanks for the response though!
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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 06:49:01 PM »

I thought the roedale clamp-on is only for varmint size barrels.
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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 06:51:44 PM »

I thought the roedale clamp-on is only for varmint size barrels.

I think they are from what I've read.  I could be wrong though. 
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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 07:38:21 PM »

You're right that the Roedale is only for Varmints. 

I tested the HSS last week after my Tubb's Final Finish experiment.  It was very effective at reducing muzzle flip.  As far as accuracy goes I was unable to tell since the Tubb's Final Finish eroded my lands to the point the bullets were jumping too far.

I've since reseated the bullets and hope to test it for accuracy shortly.

When it comes to muzzle brakes and accuracy I am cautiously skeptical. ???  Even if it is threaded onto the barrel, unless your smith aligns the brake with the center axis of your bore, gases will place uneven pressure on the bullet as it leaves the muzzle.  The clamp on brakes seem to have a much looser seal around the bullet as it travels through the brake to avoid being damaged if the user failed to install the brake properly.

Hopefully I am proven wrong with the HSS brake when I test it for accuracy.  The machining is excellent.  The finish falls short of what I would release, but that is more cosmetic for a varmint and target gun that is not exposed to harsh elements.

More to come as I have more data to report! 

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Re: Which muzzle brake?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 10:52:26 PM »

Best of both worlds. thunder best suppressors have muzzle brake with thread on Suppressor on top.
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