Cal is a life-long learner, and loves to help others get into this sport he's so passionate about. This included leading manufacturers, top shooters, gunsmiths, mechanical engineers, university faculty, and defense contractors who have done similar work for the military. It was much more accurate than I expected it to be, so I’m not surprised you didn’t have to tune the muzzle velocity. There is a big difference in performance, and I think it may surprise a few people which of these ends up on top … and which land towards the bottom of the pack. I just hope everyone else learned as much as I did, and I’m hopeful manufacturers will use this info to improve their products. That’s why many manufacturers were excited when I approached them about this, because they’d love to have some hard data to guide them. The suggested elevation and windage adjustments were dead on. The dirtier the brake is the harder for it to get rid of the gas efficiently. Tell you what, you spend thousands of dollars out of pocket and test it, like I did for all of these. That can cost $100 per brake … but luckily, West Texas Ordnance was excited about me doing this test, and they wanted to help me make it happen. This post summarizes the eye-opening results for the massive muzzle brake field test I’ve worked on the past few months. Maybe if one created a hi-bypass situation that enclosed the trust-reduction blast as is done with jet engines . I agree that the air compressor approach doesn’t perfectly represent what happens with high speed/pressure gases. SHOT Show 2020: Leica PRS 5-30×56 with PRB Reticle! then you could film some shooting and compare. The following are five of the finest muzzle brakes on the market listed for the 6.5 Creedmoor. Your testing and research are things . I appreciate the feedback and suggestion. For years competitive shooters have asked us to develop a brake for the off-hand, run-and-gun, "Gas Gun" competitor. View All. Only a single r… Wade was shooting competitions when dinosaurs still roamed the earth, was the 2012 PRS Overall Points Champion, and is very well-respected in the precision rifle community. Thank you so much you’ve been a huge help!! Which of These Muzzle Brakes Is Best For You? Enjoy this type of data-driven information? When I was looking at the results of your muzzle break study does the APA micro bastard have the same recoil reduction as the fat bastard and little bastard that you did the studies on? You never have to think about stuff like that. It reminds me of this excerpt from the American Sniper book written by US Navy Seal Chris Kyle: I used a .338 [Lapua Mag] on my last deployment. Using a muzzle brake, we can expect a reduction of up to around 40% in the strength of recoil of an AR. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all “best” muzzle brake. One thing that you should not do while choosing a muzzle brake is to grab the first one you see off the shelf. I know they make an awesome chassis. Thanks! But, his tests were focused on AR-15’s, which gets you into a different product. Customer service. That should get them in your hands faster, but because I’m still crunching all the data, creating the charts/graphics, and writing the content … there will be a week or two between each post. I’ve tried to find an objective approach to quantify as many features and performance metrics as I could. Thanks, Rachel. Aaaaaaaaaaaagggggggghhhhhhhh! i.e – can the brake be installed by the shooter without special tools or does a gunsmith need to perform the installation? But for this test, I narrowed my focus to allow me to more thoroughly test that range of calibers the majority of precision rifle shooters are interested in. That would get you to a standard thread for that caliber, so all that is left is finding a skinny brake that looks appropriate on your barrel. Rick, great question. After reading a ton of forum threads, this is the brake I bought for that rifle. Stunning difference. I won’t be testing additional brakes any time soon. This is only offered in 30 caliber (at least for the appropriate 5/8×24 thread). It has some fundamental differences from any brakes I’ve seen. First off, thanks for putting the time, money, and effort into this! I’d really only recommend 2 suppressors for precision rifles: Thunder Beast Ultra Series Suppressors or SilencerCo Omega. Your work definitely deserves that kind of support; there’s nothing else out there like it by someone like you doing it because . Cal- Not trying to stress about deciding on a new brak . I’d beware of bold claims regarding “how much better” other brakes are compared to these. It also features a rather impeccable and elegant design with somewhat different port patterns. Yes sir. 1 Item . Field Tests & Studies, Reviews & Field Tests, Suppressors & Muzzle Brakes OPS would never respond when I reached out to them, so I only had my personal brake to test, which was 30 caliber. At least that is my theory! But the brakes are just really effective at reducing recoil and helping you stay on target. The recommendation might vary based on your specific application, but personally I find myself using the JEC and APA Little B* most often for a cartridge that size. So I wasn’t able to use it on all of the rifles. This was an indoor 35 yard range. Hopefully this answers your question: The lighter green bars in the chart below indicate that model’s pricing may vary. It might even suggest various bullet wt:velocity models for the same caliber. I know I can be a little long-winded. Guess in that instance a character flaw was an asset! Joined Sep 5, 2018 Messages 560 Location Alberta. Trying to keep a healthy perspective, but that just means I can’t turn out content as quickly as people would like … or test as many products as they’d like me to. This is to prevent any gas from blowing back towards your face. It doesn’t redirect as much of the muzzle blast rearward, which can be less annoying (and safer) for those around you. © Copyright 2021, All Rights Reserved. These are the same length and weight, so there is no difference except for the absence of the muzzle brake effect when the BOSS-CR is used. I have a 9″ suppressor and it increases muzzle velocity by 28 fps. Gen 2 Brakes. The mini was bored to 6mm, the clamp-on came ready to go on a 6.5mm, and the big 4 port brake was bored for the 30 calibers. I’ll be publishing the results soon, but I can say that I was impressed with the Magneto Speed. It is a great product, and if you put a responsive company behind it … that’s even better! I am really interested in seeing the sound results come out. My next two would be the Impact Precision or APA 2nd gen. Again, another fantastic test. Either way, thanks for all the tests! , Perhaps you could design the tests, select the equipment, and sub out the actual tests? If someone applied modeling and CAD to this area, they might end up with interesting results. I believe there are patents pending on the APA design, but I don’t know that for sure. This field test has already been a catalyst for conversations, and I hope it ignites some innovation over the next year or two. His latest innovation is the Radial Baffle brake, which Darrell says “trap the gas and divert it around the shooter in a rearward direction, increasing the recoil reduction over a 90 degree exhaust pattern. I was talking to some of the engineers over at Applied Ballistics recently, and they were referencing that book for a few things. From my 2009 article on muzzle brakes. Unfortunately, I hadn’t heard of their company before today. These can dramatically change the feel of your rifle. Just drilling holes in metal usually won’t lead to the optimal solution. Another reader asked a very similar question, and I answere... Heath: You’re pretty much regurgitating Bryan Litz’s books with this particular present... Joe Bellicini: Once again, well done. View All. That’s exactly my thoughts, and why I’m leaning to the Ultra-7 as well. It was my first centerfire rifle, and the only rifle I owned from the time I was 12 until I was 22. I also find your ability to put all the data out in what seems to be the perfect order – every time I thought you might miss something or had a question you covered it almost immediately after I started thinking about it. Cal, you are truly amazing for your excellent quality of work and sheer dedication. What would be your “must read” sources in the LR world? I wish I could have included all of them, but it just came down to a time thing. (Although I heard Greg wanted to have the Terminators tested…) Great work as always, keep it up!! Theoretically, your idea about different harmonics (I don’t know if improved is the correct word), could have some impact. PX Member. He’s a legend, and definitely advanced our sport of precision rifles. Both are pretty awesome! Having said that, I’d be surprised if any of these brakes affected precision in any measurable way. Second, have you considered crowdfunding any of your tests? Pingback: Fde ssg 3000 - Page 2 - SIG Talk, Pingback: Weekend Knowledge Dump- September 11, 2015 | Active Response Training, Pingback: Bipod with sling prone - Page 5 - Long Range Hunting Online Magazine, Pingback: Test plinskih zavor – Tacticool, Pingback: muzzlebrake and reloads - Long Range Hunting Online Magazine, Pingback: First hand muzzle brake recommendations - Page 2 - Long Range Hunting Online Magazine, Pingback: Quietest Muzzle Brake? 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