What @orkan said. I don't have any rifles with that BOSS system, but I have a Savage LRH that came with a factory installed break that is nothing more than a gimmick that does nothing for shooting. It's also one of those that you can twist open or close like the BOSS. I didn't buy mine for that reason and I don't know if Savage makes any claims as to improved accuracy for that model of gun that comes with the break. In my experience, and I did no experiments to measure, but I could not tell any difference in recoil or muzzle rise with the thing open or closed. Then, after you shoot a number of rounds, the damn thing gets dirty and then it won't close. Mine is now left in the open position because I can't close it unless I take it off the rifle and soak it in WD40 and even then I have to use pliers and a lot grunting and cussing to get it to twist again :laughing: So I developed a couple of hunting loads, left the damn thing open, and that was that. I agree with Greg, I think it's just a gimmick to sell more rifles.
@tscustoms I too had found that video on how to mount it but the only information he gives is to torque the base piece. So specific measurement in the video not could I find any online as to what to torque it to. That is the reason I brought up the topic. I do agree with you that the design is very neat so that you don't have to time everything at once just the ported section, along with the tapered mounting system.
I use the ASR mounts. I have the flash hider on my 10.5" AR. Muzzlebrake on my 22-250, and I'm putting a muzzlebrake on my DTA.
I have a SpecWar 556, sold a Specwar 762 to my brother since he was on my trust, and have an Omega. I'm about 8 months in on my wait for a silencerco hybrid.
I first started with the 762 Specwar because I wanted to blast with it on my AR, and they are full auto rated.
I've been happy with all of mine so far.
I have also heard great things about the new TBAC cans.
@rhyno I don't need 15" LOP, haha. So that I'm not worried about. The standard 13" is about what I run now and it feels fine. Luckily for me, my brother works at Tap Plastics. He can make me spacers out of scrap they have.
@tscustoms thats good to hear. I'd like to try it without bedding at first to see how it works.
**I have not seen that.
Nor have I ever seen pre-fit barrels for the Howa.
Howa uses M26x1.5 threads so not many gunsmiths like to work on them.
Since there are no pre-fit barrels, a gunsmith will need to fit each barrel.
Since a gunsmith is fitting the barrel, there is no need for a barrel nut.
A user can easily swap gunsmith fitted barrels with just a barrel wrench and an action vise with no worries about headspace adjustment as a gunsmith-fitted barrel does NOT have adjustable headspace like a barrel nut setup does.**
So just like Travis said, might as well go with shouldered barrels.
So I got out to shoot for a few hours this morning. Man I love the new muzzle brake. Not sure if it was the brake, the new crown, or both, but I feel the rifle shot so much better today. I was shooting off a concrete bench so the gun was still hopping a bit, but no where as bad as it used to.
Looking forward to shooting the gun prone at some distance now!