boss muzzlebrake

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mikeyote, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. mikeyote

    mikeyote New Member

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    I just picked up a slightly used Browning A Bolt in 22-250.
    it has a boss muzzlebrake on it and I am trying to find out if I can shoot this rifle safely with the muzzlebrake taken off. I am currently in the process of obtaining a barrel weight that replaces the vented brake. the problem is the sound and dust blown up when fired. I am going after coyotes this Sunday and the replacement will not be here in time. can anybody help with this question? Thanks
     
  2. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Should not hurt a thing to shoot it sans brake. Maybe wrap some tape around the threads to protect them from damage.

    What is the purpose of a muzzle brake on a 22-250 any way?
     

  3. mikeyote

    mikeyote New Member

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    It's just to tune it for accuracy. I bought the gun used. Already had it on there. Browning makes a screw on adjustable weight. No holes. Trying to find one to purchase. Most places are out of stock. Tape on the threads is a great suggestion. Thanks
     
  4. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    I would wait for the replacement part. No sense in messing anything up.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    The BOSS is used to tune the rifle to the shooter. A break is to reduce recoil; therefore, I ask again, "what is the purpose of a muzzle brake on a 22-250." :confused:
     
  6. mikeyote

    mikeyote New Member

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    I guess it could be used to annoy the guy at the bench on either side of you at the range. Or maybe some guys just think it looks kool. Me i don't really care about the brake. That's why I posted the question in the first place.
     
  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Why does a 22-250 have a muzzle brake is a rhetorical question. :p
     
  8. mikeyote

    mikeyote New Member

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    I do like to reduce recoil even in smaller less powerful rifles for the purpose of seeing the hit from the scope too! The heavy profile barrel and heavy laminated stock on that rifle seem to do a pretty good job.
     
  9. natman

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    It won't damage anything to shoot without the brake, especially if you protect the threads. However, the point of impact will change once you put the CR (non-muzzlebrake) weight on.

    Your neighbors at the range will appreciate your taking the brake weight off.