Muzzlebrake Effect on Recoil,Velocity,Accuracy

Rem9671

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How much does a muzzle brake effect velocity,recoil,accuracy?
Can a muzzlebrake be put on a threaded barrel?
 

ColdSteel260

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No, yes, and yes.
There is a reason most competitors run one. Check out some of the devices from Area 419. They're slick. Yes, you need a threaded barrel.
 
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Steel head

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No real speed difference.
Very noticeable recoil difference.
I don’t see any accuracy penalty.

Clamp on muzzled brakes are available and effective as well.


This is a 7 saum with a Area 419 brake.
recoil is very mild.
 

theLBC

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it is possible for different muzzle devices to affect harmonics to some extent.
a good brake cuts recoil in half.

 

SD carpenter

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Hornady has done extensive research about how they affect the bullets flight path. I forget the article, but it's where their 4dof form factor comes from. They took the average of variables to get their input.
 

Morrigan

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Nothing cooler than watching your own trace. I have an APA little bastard. It gives off some dust signature though. I call it the "fuck your buddy brake".
 

slodsm

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I’ve never seen a velocity difference. They definitely kill recoil (I had my 66 year old mom at the range the other day because she was bored and she was ringing steel at 300 yards with a 6.5CM and this is a 120lb woman with osteoporosi).

I have had some affect accuracy though, both good and bad depending on barrel harmonics.
 

minn_wild1

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The only negative effect brakes have had for me is POI shifts with heavier brakes.
 

gasrat

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Run nothing but APA’s on my rifles. And they named em correctly because if your beside one, they really are little bastards. But they will kill rifle recoil out.
 
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Rocketmandb

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Nothing cooler than watching your own trace. I have an APA little bastard. It gives off some dust signature though. I call it the "fuck your buddy brake".
It's also the "get grass and dirt in your ammo box" brake. Usually only a problem when I'm single loading and the box is open. It just gets shit everywhere. Still, it's a great brake. I just bought a couple of the new Gen 3s when they had their Black Friday sale - one to replace the Gen 2 on my 6mm and the other for my new 300 PRC build. I have yet to try them, but if the weather holds, I'll be playing with the 6 next weekend.
 

AHorn

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I had Macs guns in Wy install there NWP on my semi custom (very light) 7mm STW. It was amazing how much it reduced recoil! I have had several rigs with different styles of brakes but this gun was the first that I’ve ever shot before and after installation. I am pro brake for sure! Went from a near impossible gun to shoot, too a pleasure. You can watch deer flop the ground through the scope with ease. Only downside is they are extremely loud, but I keep ear protection handy even when hunting so it’s no big deal to me.
 

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Installed new apa gen 3 also,,rezeroed and shot out to half mile
Really like it,saw all impacts
 

chevy_man

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Get a suppressor.

The worst brake will kill the recoil same as the best can. I've found recoil doesn't cause as much misery as muzzle blast (especially those little bastards, anyone close or under a covered range is downright awful).

It sure is nice to not have things thrown at you for being that asshole nobody wants to shoot with.