A poorly-installed, mis-aligned brake will degrade accuracy, that is well-known. I've read that you want the brake to be around +.020 of bore diameter and obviously the effectiveness of the brake would be diminished somewhat going from a 6mm bullet passing thru versus a 20cal bullet passing thru, but will it also effect accuracy if the bore is oversized? Lets say, compared to like FSC30? i was told that once the bullet leaves the barrel, a muzzle device has no effect to its accuracy or the distance a bullet can travel other than muzzle device helps controlling recoil and target acquisition Permalink - Articles, Gear Review, … Except for modern muzzle brakes, all the technology to build .50 BMG rifles has been around for as long as the .50 BMG cartridge, which was designed from a German 13mm anti-tank rifle round, fired in a huge Mauser bolt gun. Muzzle brakes tend to effect a change in the accuracy of a rifle by affecting the harmonics of the barrel, moreso than by evenly distributing the gas cloud during the bullet's exit - that's pretty much what both the crown and compensators do. While they aren't likely to fix a bad barrel, chances are they'll positively influence the shooter/rifle interface well enough to see tangible results downrange. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); While I've incorporated combination flash hider/brakes on several carbines, as with all compromises, they don't perform both functions as well as desired. It was my .308 with a break, The ports are cut so they exit about 45 degrees from where I'm sitting. Will it make the rifle more accurate? It depends on who you talk to. It just means a re-zero and does NOT effect data. The Effects Of Crown Damage On Accuracy And Point Of Aim. The Muzzle Brake Overview Article covers designs, specs, and prices of 20+ brakes. By the time the brake begins to redirect the exhaust gasses, the bullet has already cleared the barrel. A well-controlled muzzle will yield very nice performance downrange. As BB said it may help because it will … Been brain storming in my attempt to help my 584 shoot better and considered removing the factory pinned front sight (im using optics) to see how its affects groups. Muzzle brakes can negatively affect accuracy if made wrong or worn out. You may not reproduce original text or photos without advanced permission in writing. But loud and ugly. However, since a muzzle brake will decrease perceived recoil, it may improve your shooting. Mine was a pinned and welded baffle-style brake that resembled a to-scale version of those I'd seen on artillery pieces. I found the same benefits, with each shooting .75-inch groups at 100 yards with excellent muzzle control. If the exit hole is too small, such as +.005″ over bullet diameter, accuracy suffers. BSA1, Jan 28, 2018 #1. carbine85 Member. At the range on Sunday I had a guy ask me if I was shooting a .50 cal. A minimum of .030" clearance is required assuming the threads are cut perfectly concentric with the bore. Can You Use Wadcutter Ammunition for Personal Defense? })(); To comment on a post, click Post Title or "Comment" Link. There does also appear to be some evidence that muzzle brakes can improve accuracy, as well as making the shooting experience a little bit more comfortable, to say the least. What’s important is that they are straight and the threads are perpendicular with the base. Thin and light barrels will see more of an effect overall because the greater amplitude of the inherent barrel wobble will be reduced … Each accurization technique I tried brought group averages down incrementally, but not to the degree I've achieved with other .308s. I've read that you want the brake to be around +.020 of bore diameter and obviously the effectiveness of the brake would be diminished somewhat going from a 6mm bullet passing thru versus a 20cal bullet passing thru, but will it also effect accuracy if the bore is oversized? Surely the weight of any muzzle device has an affect in barrel harmonics, whether it be the factory front sight or flash hider, or whatever. Muzzle brakes … “The higher the pressure of the particular round, the more effective the brake. The muzzle brake was worn out from shooting and the rifle needed to be recrowned. ALL Bulletin content is copyrighted, © 2020 AccurateShooter.com. Which muzzle devices might have the least affect, and which might have more of an affect? That was the Alamo Four Star Cowl Induction Muzzle Brake for all but the 308 Win, where the APA Fat B* did slightly better. The heat map below shows the average % reduction for each muzzle brake and rifle tested. This … Gun safety dictates that you should not be standing close to the shooter and you should be wearing hearing protection. The muzzle brake was worn out from shooting and the rifle needed to be recrowned. Not only do they tend to throw copious flash out from ports and baffles, but the blast that follows throws enough dust and vegetation that spotting a shooter is relatively easy. In fact in some circles like NRA Service Rifle the competitors glue the brakes on the threads rather than tighten them down. Its preferred ammo types printed in the .6- to .7-inch range. Instead of going with a smaller caliber or a gun that fits them better, a typical “fix” is to install a brake. Would/Could a muzzle brake affect accuracy? Roy is really talking about efficiency–brakes are most efficient when used with high-pressure cartridges.]. i was told that once the bullet leaves the barrel, a muzzle device has no effect to its accuracy or the distance a bullet can travel other than muzzle … If you're in a position where controlling flash and recoil are both important, one of the combination brakes might be worth a look. However, Properly Designed (once again), Clamp-On Muzzle Brakes will actually INCREASE a rifles accuracy potential. “Best accuracy and effectiveness of the brake was obtained with a hole .020″ over bullet diameter. As a result, there might be some change in accuracy as the bullets will leave at different points. The Harrell brothers offer some good advice for gunsmiths installing brakes: “Muzzle brakes aren’t magic, they reduce recoil by redirecting exiting gas. A .22 does have muzzle flip, and this comp reduces it considerably. A chambered brake has a series of open ports that the bullet passes through. Yet, the muzzle simply wouldn't settle down. In fact in some circles like NRA Service Rifle the competitors glue the brakes on the threads rather than tighten them down. Personally, I haven’t witnessed any evidence of this. I’ve tried a few brakes where I drilled only holes on the top, test fired, and then completed holes on the bottom and in every case, accuracy improved.” Below are spiral-ported brakes crafted by Clay Spencer. He was given a rifle in exchange for some other work he did that wouldn't shoot right. While muzzle brakes can be a great addition to any rifle build (especially customizable builds like AR 15 platforms), they do come with a few disadvantages. I use shims to get low torque on final installation, usually 10 foot pounds +/-. Yes, muzzle brakes could effect accuracy in a bad way like if there aren't made right or not attached in the right way. Muzzle Brake Performance Tests by Bertalotto, Muzzle Brakes — Bertalotto Tests Various Designs, The Mother of All Muzzle Brake Tests — PRB’s Epic Research, Muzzle Brake Comparison Test by Precision Rifle Blog, Sunday GunDay: 6.8 Western — New Cartridge, New Rifles, The 300 Raptor — Monster .30-Caliber Magnum for Long Range, Jim Borden Explains “Blueprinting” for Barrel Shoulders & Lugs. Roy’s findings are fascinating and suggest that further study of muzzle brakes is warranted. Does anyone have experience(or know) with BABC beyond 700yards? A muzzle brake, correctly installed, will have no direct effect on accuracy. Does the Weatherby Accubrake affect accuracy? Depending on the accuracy capabilitys of the rifle you may not notice a difference. Others say it doesn't matter. Any muzzle brake can change the harmonics of the barrel. Does the muzzle brake affect velocity? The percentage shown is the average of the reduction in overall momentum and the reduction in peak force. Affect accuracy? He made a new brake and recrowned the muzzle … And likewise, the best brakes, when installed properly, seem to have no negative effect on accuracy. So three very different purposes which leads me to ask what the purposes of the various flash hiders and muzzle brakes and how they affect accuracy. Tuesday, April 5, 2011. However, Properly Designed (once again), Clamp-On Muzzle Brakes will actually INCREASE a rifles accuracy potential. Changing from a flash suppressor to a truly effective muzzle brake made the most difference in the end. If the brake is not aligned right the bullet can strike one edge as it exits the barrel. We took a brand new BRNO CZ550 rifle, installed a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20 scope on it. He was given a rifle in exchange for some other work he did that wouldn't shoot right. If it is done properly, the brake should not affect accuracy at all. As far as I can tell, haters of muzzle brakes complain mainly about the redirected sound and gas discharge. Perhaps a better question is do they negatively affect accuracy, and the answer to that is no. He also crowns the brake and fixes any problems with crowns on the barrel so it can make it better. Normally, I'll recommend a bull barrel when premium performance is desired, and there are solid reasons for this advice. After seeing this performance, I started to piece together snapshots from past long-gun experiences. Sure does tame down a gun. Will fit multiple guns with an easy method to time the brake. It weighs 39 pounds. The 220 Swift is the king of reduction. It just means a re-zero and does NOT effect data. Although the muzzle brake tends to reduce recoil felt when one is … Check into Area 419s Hellfire Brake. It is known that high torque on muzzle devices can effect bore diameter. Here are some of Roy’s interesting findings: Exit Hole Diameter In fact, a good muzzle brake can improve your accuracy. Joined: Jul 1, 2007 Messages: 2,333 Location: Southwest, Ohio. While that number isn't astounding for a rifle's favored load, in this case it was the average for all ammo I fed it. May 11, 2004 #4 D. Dirtybob1 Well-Known Member. If you get a good one like the OPS Inc or S1's it will enhance it. A brake can and will change the harmonics on a barrel. “The most effective braking was with a brake 1″ in diameter with a 3/4″ exit hole on each side, just in front of the muzzle. Still, there’s no question that a good brake can reduce felt recoil up to 45%. Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program. No. Would Ineed to adjust powder,seating depth, ect.I'd just hate to put the brake on and find out it wouldn't shoot those little clover leaf groups any more. I’ve heard unsubstantiated tales of the redirected recoil of muzzle brakes affecting rifle scopes. If you are going for the most accuracy and a … What affect would having a muzzle brake installed have on accuracy of this load. Accuracy was also very good for a stock carbine. Now let’s get to the results of the individual muzzle brakes. The accuracy tuning function of the BOSS system is thereby retained. I'm … This tends to let you concentrate more on making the shot, and not worrying about the recoil. However, compensators and muzzle brakes do come with baggage, which is why I largely ignored them for so long. He was given a rifle in exchange for some other work he did that wouldn't shoot right. The only muzzle device that can truly ruin accuracy is a muzzle brake with insufficient clearance. Rifle manufacturers are producing scoped rifles with built in muzzle brakes. It will, however, affect the harmonics of the barrel and you may need to adjust your load accordingly. newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. I purchased my first AR during that "golden" era when muzzle brakes had to be permanently attached to rifles. The only muzzle device that can truly ruin accuracy is a muzzle brake with insufficient clearance. In fact, a good muzzle brake can improve your accuracy. A well-controlled muzzle will yield very nice performance downrange. Big boomers with low pressure like 45-70s and shot guns benefit the least.” [Editor’s Note: Roy is judging effectiveness by the percentage of recoil reduction rather than absolute levels of recoil. “In my tests, not having holes all around the brake effects accuracy a bit. by Steve Adelmann - Each port bleeds off more gas to allow the recoil to dissipate. Roy’s article, Adventures with Muzzle Brakes, discusses various aspects of muzzle brake design and performance. Re: Do muzzle brakes affect accuracy??? Muzzle brakes can negatively affect accuracy if made wrong or worn out. Dave Emery at Hornady also noted the BC changes after he acquired the Doppler radar unit and began bullet testing. For tactical shooters whose firing positions must remain concealed, effective brakes are usually a liability. With the little 5.56 in a heavy, gas-operated target rifle, the benefit of a break is negligeable, IMO, since recoil is a little vibration rather than a "kick". _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', '.accurateshooter.com']); _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-6323545-2']); Would a muzzle brake for a 6mm bore effect accuracy if it was installed on a .204 barrel? Harrell’s Precision has made thousands of muzzle brakes, in many styles and port arrangements. If you do the muzzle can get pinched ever so slightly and have a detrimental affect on accuracy. I may shoot it … If it is done properly, the brake should not affect accuracy at all. the answer is yes! But theory and practice are still two different things. And likewise, the best brakes, when installed properly, seem to have no negative effect on accuracy. I like talking to this one guy a lot becuase of all his experience and knowledge with gunsmithing. rifles I recently built had threaded (aka pre-ban) barrels that were destined for accurate pursuits. Braking a small-bore rifle isn't a comfort issue, it's all about accuracy. A minimum of .030" clearance is required assuming the … Muzzle brakes will affect accuracy inasmuch as you are adding a weight to the end of the barrel so it will effect tune but it is not a detriment to accuracy. Muzzle brakes provided a good solution to mitigate this and improve firing accuracy for gunners. This is why Benchrest rifles always have a perfectly finished muzzle without any additional accessories. But when a shooter wants or needs greater reductions of flash, muzzle movement or both, a decision has to be made about what type of muzzle device to use. It was my .308 with a break, The ports are cut so they exit about 45 degrees from where I'm sitting. By the time the brake begins to redirect the exhaust gasses, the bullet has already cleared the barrel. I've built rifles that shoot better with their favored load, but none that shot all factory match loads this well. The muzzle brake was worn out from shooting and the rifle needed to be recrowned. Some complain about not being able to stand close to the shooter, and having to wear ear protection. Muzzle brakes are controversial. Accuracy Effects; Any muzzle device or change to the barrel can and will affect POI. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Not in any significant way. Braking a small-bore rifle isn't a comfort issue, it's all about accuracy. With a proper brake and a hot handload under a 40 gr bullet, the Swift will move 1/2″ to the rear and 0 muzzle rise! No. During the same time frame, I also accurized a stock DPMS Panther 7.62 NATO Sportical carbine. When it comes to accuracy, muzzle brakes hardly affect the accuracy of the rifle. Plenty of long-range shooters use breaks, especially with the heavier calibers. I have no idea what a comp will do on a longer barrel. Still, there's no question that a good brake can reduce felt recoil up to 45%. Ultimately I'm hoping to teach my daughter how to shoot with this gun, so I'm figuring the increased perceived noise caused by adding a brake will negate any benefits to decreased muzzle flip and/or recoil from … Muzzle brakes reduce recoil by diverting part of these gasses to the side so that they do not add to the rearward recoil. Conversely, how might the given design of a particular muzzle device affect mecahnical accuracy, if at all? Which is better: A muzzle brake, or a compensator? Muzzle brakes - do they reduce accuracy? Does the Muzzle Brake fit the rifle: Compatibility. I was about to give up—assuming the longer barrel I'd gambled on was a dog. This is … A brake reduces muzzle jump by using gas pressure to manhandle the barrel via directional ports, but how much pressure does a a .22lr have to offer? However, the muzzle brake will change how the barrel whips during barrel time. Many hunters and shooters alike have been able to enjoy their favorite pastime and take up their favorite big caliber rifle again. Joined Apr 13, 2004 Messages … Some think that the flash hider/muzzle brake should have ports that are spaced equal distance around it. Bottom Gas Venting Helps Accuracy Some brakes with radial dynamics will not. When this 18-inch-barreled AR was finished, it averaged .9-inch groups at 100 yards overall. I built one. the answer is yes! A muzzle brake, correctly installed, will have no direct effect on accuracy. I own a Roedale muzzle brake that redirects the gasses back- and sideways, and upwards. Then separate, detailed PRB articles cover sound levels, recoil reduction results, ability to stay on target, muzzle blast/ground effects and more. After we got some surprising results of doing a similar test to this on a 22 rim fire rifle, we decided to try it with a 308 Winchester. It is only the advances in muzzle brake efficiency in the last decades that have made the .50 BMG a viable rifle round. From personal experience I can tell you that even on a PCP it most definitely helps with accuracy. var _gaq = _gaq || []; And if so, in what way? At least some do. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; I believe it could and does (as compared to no muzzle brake on same barrel). The 18-inch barrel is a heavy-contour, fluted, stainless steel affair and combined with the brake and a full-length, quad-rail free-float handguard, it is not fun to carry around for long periods. The latter benefit should have made a larger impact on me, and the fact I'm only now realizing how well braking helps accuracy is evidence of my slow-wittedness. ONE brake--MULTIPLE guns. No matter how solid my shooting position, muzzle movement after each shot was significant, so I began to suspect recoil was having more affect on accuracy than previously thought. This is a harmonic issue, and does NOT harm a rifles ability to shoot accurately. This is especially common for hunting rifles. royinidaho Well-Known Member. A muzzle brake typically cuts recoil by 50% or more, meaning that an otherwise powerful gun can be fired comfortably. Brakes with Reverse gills and those with linear dynamics will definitely affect accuracy. As BB said it may help because it will help eliminate flinch. However; with the Accubrake® we normally see only a slight change in the point of impact, not in the accuracy of the rifle. At the range on Sunday I had a guy ask me if I was shooting a .50 cal. I decided to order a .308 brake from JP and the results were eye opening. I'm fully aware of the recoil characteristics of a .50 BMG rifle. The bullet passes through a cone of 35 degrees before it exits the brake. He also crowns the brake and fixes any problems with crowns on the barrel so it can make it better. I think all rifles should be made to the best they can be which is why most if not all of mine will have one. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't seem to get the 18-inch upper to shoot consistently decent groups. Affect accuracy? While muzzle brakes can be a great addition to any rifle build (especially customizable builds like AR 15 platforms), they do come with a few disadvantages. The extra weight might change the barrel harmonics, but by the time the muzzle brake is doing its braking, the bullet is already out of the barrel and will go where it goes. If the depth of the exit hole is too shallow, the metal around the hole will erode very quickly.”, Hole Placement On the other hand, a poorly done muzzle brake can cause serious problems. I have a couple guns with muzzlebrakes put on by Kevin Knight at muzzlebrake.com. Also, certain muzzle breaks are set up to reduce how much the muzzle of the rifle will rise with the shot. Joined Jan 20, 2004 Messages 8,950 … Smokey Merkley/For the Journal Facebook Just over .25 MOA. They can improve or ruin accuracy depending on the design of the break and how they are installed on the rifle. Velocity here will not be affected unless the barrel is shortened to compensate for the added length of the brake. Muzzle brakes rarely affect the degree of accuracy achieved by the shooter. If the brake is not aligned right the bullet can strike one edge as it exits the barrel. I have over 20 rifles with brakes. Couple of items left out but all in all a very good article. And even if you do everything otherwise correct when installing a muzzle brake you can still ruin a rifles accuracy because the muzzle brake changes barrel harmonics. Joined Dec 8, 2002 Messages 374. Most compensators reduce accuracy, but not all do. Whether the effect is negative or positive would have to be shown with testing that particular barrel. Very easy to make since you don’t need a spin fixture or a dividing head.”. I haven’t experience an increase in shot noise, just a redirection of it. 17 Affordable Concealed-Carry Guns Under $300, Review: DS Arms FAL Custom Para & SA58 Improved Battle Carbine, First Look: Magpul PMAG 20 AR 300 B Gen M3, © 2021 National Rifle Association of America. The brake forced the rifle to move straight to the rear during recoil, so the scope's reticle essentially remained on point of aim as long as my body position was correct. However if installed correctly shouldn't effect potential accuracy. Muzzle brakes are controversial. Do muzzle brakes affect accuracy? Bought this thing for one of my powderburners, but installed it on one of my PCP’s too. Accuracy is a completely different subject, and a break won't hurt your accuracy a bit. However, since a muzzle brake will decrease perceived recoil, it may improve your shooting. Dtubb. The once-mediocre upper now shoots steady .5-inch groups at 100 yards with its best fodder, and .5 to .75 inch with most other match loads I feed it. The first thing I noticed with my pinned brake was that recoil was straight back, allowing very rapid follow-up shots. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; A properly designed muzzle brake can significantly reduce recoil. Any more pressure that about 35lb-ft is not needed and probably not desirable, with 20-25lb-ft about optimal according to many brake/comp … Apparently, they do not feel using a muzzle brake on a scoped rifle is a problem. (Like the tank example), Incredible reduction of recoil. They say that the gas coming off the bottom of the A2 muzzle brake will affect accuracy, since the bottom of the brake is solid. You may actually see smaller groups on your target. The muzzle brake tested for this article is a BOSS attached to the barrel of a .338 Winchester Magnum caliber Browning BAR Mark II rifle, which weighs approximately 9 pounds with scope and mount. In those cases, braking recoil for comfort and accuracy is a necessity. Would a muzzle brake for a 6mm bore effect accuracy if it was installed on a .204 barrel? Depending on the accuracy capabilitys of the rifle you may not notice a difference. Roy Bertalotto has done considerable experimentation with muzzle brakes, testing dozens of brake designs on his own rifles over the past few years. Muzzle brakes have no effect on accuracy, but they may have an affect on your friendship with shooters nearby. Upon completion, I had a two-upper system, consisting of the original 16-inch barrel for basic ranch-rifle duties and an 18-inch-barreled upper that sends rounds wherever you want, all day long. There are a couple of research papers on the phenomenon. Sure does tame down a gun. and .50 BMG rifles. The Browning BOSS muzzle brake is unscrewed and a solid (no holes) BOSS-CR muzzle weight replaces it. The actual effectiveness depends to an extent on the cartridge for which the rifle is chambered. Roy doesn’t claim that his testing is definitive, but his article is definitely worth a read. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Accuracy is paramount – one can live with a less efficient brake. 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