BOSS muzzle brake

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by jittychitty, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. jittychitty

    jittychitty New Member

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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.
     
  2. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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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.
     

  3. natman

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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.
     
  4. kytowboater

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    They are sweet. .300 win mag scary accurate.
     
  5. kytowboater

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    Not mine by the way. Dad's.
     
  6. crockett007

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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.
     
  7. natman

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    Could you explain how the muzzle brake version of BOSS differs from a "true" brake?
     
  8. crockett007

    crockett007 New Member

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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.
     
  9. natman

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    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.