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Old 03-27-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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Does anyone have an idea where to purchase a Browning BOSS brake setup? Any experience with them and their performance? I have a customer who'd like me to find and install on his X-bolt.
Thanks, Curtis - High Energy Arms.

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The Browning BOSS system is not a muzzle brake. It is a way to tune your barrel to control barrel harmonics. I would call Browning to buy the BOSS system if you cannot find it at midway/Brownells/Numrich. I really doubt you will find a used BOSS system but stranger things have happened.

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http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/accessories/detail.asp?fid=028J&cid=114&tid=001

Browning sells them. Google is your friend.
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The link is not for an entire BOSS system. On the factory BOSS system the weight is drilled to act as a muzzle brake. The link is just for the weight section without the holes, so you still get the tuning effect of BOSS without the earsplitting noise of a muzzle brake. The trade off is that you don't get the recoil reduction of a muzzle brake either, so they call it CR, for Conventional Recoil.

Do a search for "barrel tuner", there are several systems available that do the same thing as the BOSS.
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They are sweet. .300 win mag scary accurate.

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They are sweet. .300 win mag scary accurate.

Not mine by the way. Dad's.
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Does anyone have an idea where to purchase a Browning BOSS brake setup? Any experience with them and their performance? I have a customer who'd like me to find and install on his X-bolt.
Thanks, Curtis - High Energy Arms.
The BOSS is a harmonic tuner that will adjust to a particular load, bullet weight and velocity of any given ammo. If you take it apart, you will find a delrin wedge sitting in a machined groove in the barrel. The device "torques" against this wedge with a lock ring to adjust barrel harmonics. It is not a brake in the true sense. I had a 7mm mag Browning A-bolt that had this gimmick on it....waste of money IMO

Also, if you shoot in the prone or over a truck hood, be ready for a dirt bath and singed paint.
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The BOSS is a harmonic tuner that will adjust to a particular load, bullet weight and velocity of any given ammo. If you take it apart, you will find a delrin wedge sitting in a machined groove in the barrel. The device "torques" against this wedge with a lock ring to adjust barrel harmonics. It is not a brake in the true sense. I had a 7mm mag Browning A-bolt that had this gimmick on it....waste of money IMO

Also, if you shoot in the prone or over a truck hood, be ready for a dirt bath and singed paint.
Could you explain how the muzzle brake version of BOSS differs from a "true" brake?
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Could you explain how the muzzle brake version of BOSS differs from a "true" brake?
The BOSS does not vector high pressure gas to assist in felt recoil. It only bleeds gas from holes around its circumference.
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The BOSS does not vector high pressure gas to assist in felt recoil. It only bleeds gas from holes around its circumference.
OK, I see the distinction, but the gas that gets bled off sideways doesn't go out the muzzle, where it would push the rifle backwards. It's a design decision, by having the ports go straight out the noise directed at the shooter is probably somewhat less than it would be if the gasses were directed backwards. I suspect that noise is quite adequate as it is.
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