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Question by boomer1. Uploaded on September 02, 2009
The muzzle brake is about as much use as teats on a boar. Way too much blast and noise reflected to the shooter and bystanders/hunting partners. If you get the removable type, they seldom shoot to the same point of aim.
If you need a muzzle brake for a .30-06, you need a smaller caliber rifle. Muzzle brakes are for the testosterone challenged who have to have the biggest gun they can carry. Not worth it in my opinion.
Amen WA LOL! ;)
Muzzle brakes are one of the most useless inventions in the firearm industry. Loud, huge flash and does nothing for accuracy. A gimmick.
As usual, WA Mnthunter and libertyfirst have answered your question.
Muzzle brakes are so bad for your hearing, way beyond safety standards as to be almost criminal. Yes, they tame recoil, but when you get to be my age you would like to not be so deaf. Bullet impact is entirely different with or without this device.
A friend, who was a sniper loves them. I'm not in the people killing business. If you are ever lucky enough to hunt in Africa your trackers and guides will appreciate leaving muzzle brakes at home
If your are at a rifle range using a chronograph and someone takes the bench next to you using a muzzle brake his blast will set off your chrono so you will have to move
Amen... WA Mtn, Liberty and Happy!
I have a super nice 300 WIN MAG with a factory muzzle brake. That darn thing is so loud and obnoxious, it rarely ever leaves the safe unless a friend is carrying it hunting. Trust me, you dont want a muzzle brake!
save your money and your hearing dont invest in one . they are not worth it
Another vote for don't do it! Losing your hearing and alienating your hunting partners isn't worth it.
I have a Savage Striker in 7mm08. It can be engaged or disengaged. I used in in both settings and for the last 5 yrs it been disengaged. And huh whats that your saying. Oh save your money to spend on hearing protectors.
I agree with all above on vetoing the muzzle brake on a 30-06. A light rifle with a hot 180 grain load can have a nasty recoil. If you need to tame the recoil to your liking consider a Limbsaver recoil pad. I am a big fan of them and use them on my heavy recoil rifles very successfully. They should do the job, but if you are still unhappy with the recoil, you might consider going to a lighter bullet. Consider using a 130 grain bullet for deer... very effective and nowhere near the recoil of a 180 grain bullet. Also, if you reload, you can lighten up on powder charge to reduce velocity of the smaller bullets... they will still be going plenty fast but you should be able to really tame the recoil.
Before you get a muzzle brake I would try a gel pad on the stock. I don't have one myself because I shoot a Tikka T3 270 and the recoil is far from tough to handle but I have heard from very reputable sources that the gel pads work very well.
Having somebody tinker with something that could jeopardize the accuracy of my rifle does not sit well with me so I would definitely do the brake as a last resort.
What if your trying just to take the muzzle jump out of the rifle
I thought that a muzzle break would do this
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