New Muzzle Brake



  • After doing lots of reading, asking advice from others, and thinking, I came to the conclusion that trying to shoot precision rifle with a .308 and no muzzle brake, wasn't the best. I've gotten pretty good at driving through the recoil, and can handle .308 recoil without an issue. But really after shooting 30-40 rounds you start to feel it, plus your still fighting to try and follow the target through the recoil.

    So not liking huge door knob sized muzzle brakes, I went with a brake recommended to me by a few guys, Ross Schulers 3 port. He turned it down to match my barrels contour and it only cost $45 shipped. I Gary Ocock here in Surprise to thread my barrel. Gary is a home based smith, that does it more as side work than a job. But he has built quite a few rifles that have won matches. When I picked the gun up, Gary said he went ahead and recrowned my barrel as the factory crown was lopsided.

    I'm really happy with both Ross' brake and Gary's work.

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  • @norcal_in_az
    Brake to barrel looks mighty fine :thumbsup:
    The last picture of the muzzle looks like the bore is not centered.
    Is that just an optical illusion?

    99% of the Lawyers make the rest look bad.

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  • Yeah its my wonderful iPhone photography. Its centered.

    The brake to barrel has just s light edge. You can catch a finger nail on it, but its not bad.



  • Nothing like a good brake to take the bite off that recoil and help you drive it better!

    Over the years I've grown a fondness of brakes which have equidistant side ports only. It would seem that if there are ports on one side, but not the other, then the force can cause the barrel to move before the bullet has left the bore. I've not tested this personally, as I lack the proper equipment. I have seen some pretty convincing evidence from others. :)

    A guy has to be working with a pretty precise rifle to notice the effects, if any are there, however.

    Be sure to let us know how it shoots now!



  • @norcal_in_az said:

    Yeah its my wonderful iPhone photography. Its centered.

    The brake to barrel has just s light edge. You can catch a finger nail on it, but its not bad.

    I thought was something like that. I've taken pictures of cartridges at that kind of angle and it looks like the runout is extreme.

    The brake looks sweet.

    99% of the Lawyers make the rest look bad.

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  • @orkan said:

    Be sure to let us know how it shoots now!

    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!


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