adj. muzzle Brake--how made??-(-cconan)

Twowings2UTwowings2U Member Posts: 90 ✭✭
edited March 2016 in Ask the Experts
What do you add or modify to make a muzzle brake adjustable??


  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would want a long smooth shank to keep it aligned and a jam nut. Personally I have no use for muzzle breaks.

    added I'm not sure your low pressure 45-70 rounds will do much recoil reduction with a break. I would just use lighter bullets like a 300 grain and less powder. Perhaps have some directed vents EDM into your barrel. Mag.na.port comes to mind. http://www.magnaport.com/

    My Mexican small ring Mauser is in 45-70. About 6.5# and has a Cutts compensator type muzzle brake. It came that way, I forgot the name of the gunsmith that built it. I got it from Mr. 45-70 before he passed. With full loads it will talk to you. Still its a pansy compared to my 600 Remington in 45-350 Rem Mag built by P.O. Ackley. It is 5.25# loaded with sling. Loading data essentially is take 45-70 #1 Ruger top loads add 5 grains as the starting point.

    If I make it to 84, I hope to be still be shooting.


  • rsnyder55rsnyder55 Member Posts: 2,626
    edited November -1
    Are you referring to something like the BOSS system which is a muzzlebrake that can be adjustable front and back to change the barrel harmonics?
  • Twowings2UTwowings2U Member Posts: 90 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for your considerations---I as looking for a feature to adjust the amount of recoil reduction--I made one 60 yrs ago for an 8mm Mauser
    using water pipe, set screws & a hend held electric drill--It succeded in pulling the rifle fwd & blowing my cap off, and ringing my ears..
    didn't need one for an 8mm anyhow---but my 45-70 arisaka action and
    my 84 yr old shoulders need some help now---I got ear plugs !!<G>
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,428 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Recoil reduction is based on the amount gas that is redirected, rearward toward the shooter. There are a lot of different designs, some better than others in diverting the gas rearward.

    The only adjustment I have ever seen on muzzle brakes. Is a sleeve that fits over the brake. It blocks the gas from being diverted.. The more holes in the brake it blocks, the less gas is able to be diverted rearward.
Sign In or Register to comment.