Originally Posted by Hot Sauce NARC
the smith suggested one, and i said why? the recoil isnt that bad, and he said well if you want there wont be any lol.
I think he puts them on everything he builds except rimfires. I saw one of the breaks before he did any work to it and it looked like a 2inch diameter piece of steel with holes drilled through it. Appearently he threads it for the barrel and turns it down to the correct size on his lathe, each one is a custom fit. My only problem with it is that it has a different finished look than the rest of the barrel.
As I said earlier, some use a brake and some don't for this caliber of rifle.
Either way, the idea is to not move your position and keep your eye in the scope as you shoot and cycle the action of the rifle for constant accuracy on target. You may find that you don't need a brake to do this, however, it's nice to have the end of the barrel threaded if you find that you do need a brake.
A female threaded blank or cover cap can be made to thread over the end of the barrel to protect the threads on the barrel if you don't use a brake.
In these long range events (if your going to go there) it's not uncommon to put 100 plus rounds down the pipe in a single day. A brake may aid in giving more comfort past 60 or so rounds. IMO better comfort equals better accuracy.
Regardless, if your going to use a muzzzle brake a timed brake is the way to go.
This is the brake I have now, it's about mid way down this page and is the one depicted in the right most picture. This outfit makes them in stainless as well as chrome-alloy steel. Call Dale at Elite Iron and see what brake he has that is best for your intended use.
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