kahntrol muzzle brake help with size

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by jeremyx28, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    So I really like this brake. I have a couple questions if anyone can help. I have a Remington 700 in. 30-06 and this is the style brake I would like to put on it. My barrel is as best I can measure with a tape measure 5/8". However when I'm looking at the brakes I guess my math conversion skills are a little less then par because I have no idea what one to order. My barrel is 22" in length if that info is needed. This brake is $150, does anyone know of where I can find a cheaper one in this style? Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

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  2. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    You need a threaded barrel to instal that muzzle brake.
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Find a local gunsmith you trust.

    This is NOT a job you want to take on as a DIY project!

    It will be the best investment you will make!

    Trust this old man on this one. [​IMG]
     
  4. jeremyx28

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    Its a clamp on muzzle brake.....why would I need the barrel threaded? On top of that I threaded my saiga barrel myself, what would be different?
     
  5. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    .925", .850" or. 820" are the available sizes. My barrel width is 5/8" measured with a standard measuring tape. Not sure which one would I would need.

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  6. jpattersonnh

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    A muzzle brake for a .30.06? Using a measuring tape :rolleyes: I need to ask Why!! That is similar to putting a fart bomb muffler on a 1989 Honda Civic. Does nothing period! 5/8th is .625. Your barrel seems to be a hunting contour, not a HB rifle. You would be better served using the $$ to buy a 24..26" barrel that is intended to target shoot and skip the Muzzle brake. JMHO
     
  7. jeremyx28

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    Thanks for your opinion. Unfortunately I cannot afford a new barrel or the gunsmith fees to install it. As far as why I want it is my own reasons, I don't tell other people what to do to "their" guns and I don't need people to tell me what to do to "my" guns. Thank you for help with the mathematical conversion, that's all I was looking for.
     
  8. JonM

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  9. jeremyx28

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    Not a bad price on that jonm. I was looking at them at harbour freight the other day, but had no cash. Waiting for my paycheck and gonna try and pick one up.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    My point is you would be better served in saving up and having a true longer range rifle then slapping some useless piece of crap that will in no way improve your rifle and tossing $$ in the dumper. Your correct, You can do with your rifle as you please. Not being able to google the info and tossing hard earned cash on your side tells me you need some direction. If your bolt on brake does not align correctly, it will be very ugly. But it is your rifle. Cheaping out is not worth it. Wish you all the best, JP
     
  11. jeremyx28

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    Honestly, I really love the look of the brake. I was searching for a couple hours to find exactly that brake. I hardly think that a $150 brake is cheaping anything out. Everyone has their own style and vision of what they want their rifle or anything for that matter to look like. I have read a bunch of reviews from different forums and people that do own the brake highly praise them. I'm not trying to get in a back and forth pissing match here, but it just gets old when you ask for some help on a specific subject and everyone tells you what you should and shouldn't do or what looks good or dosent rather then answering your question. I'm not trying to devalue your opinion but I wasn't looking for it either. Please, I would just like to drop this and move on, I come to this forum to gain and share knowledge in what, I, choose to read, reply or ask about. Again, thank you for replying with the measurement I needed. Take care.
     
  12. JonM

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    im interested in seeing the final product when you get it all together. just be sure you rod it first with the brake on before you shoot. not all barrels are outside concentric to the bore. use a dowel only slightly smaller than the bore drop it all the way to bolt face and ensure it doesnt hit the brake.

    if it doesnt have enough clearance it will be disastrous.
     
  13. hardluk1

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  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i think what JP is trying to say is that the money spent on that muzzle brake would be much better spent towards another barrel that is of higher quality. personally i don't think a clamp on muzzle brake is going to work as effectively as one that is made for the barrel by thread attachment. i just don't see where this is going to be any advantage other than for looks. i may be wrong. but with it being a clamped on rather than threaded, i can't see where it would be exactly inline with the bore or sealed to be effective as a muzzle brake. and how can you get from a barrel diameter of .625 to an ID of .850? some sort of sleeve to reduce the ID will have to be made and this means another item that will be need to be aligned in order for it to work. just something to think about.
     
  15. jeremyx28

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    Like I said before, I'm not looking for advice on how to spend my money. Sure a new threaded barrel would be great but that's not what I want. I made this post asking about help with a measurement, not for advice about threading my barrel. I like this brake, its exactly what I was looking for. If you don't like what I'm going to spend "my" money on, to each his own. Thank you for your input, but I don't need to defend my decision.
     
  16. Axxe55

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    some of us were just trying to help you out and save you from doing something that could be wasted money in the long run because it never performed as you expected it to. but you right, it's your money, your rifle to do as you please.

    if you are looking to buy one to make your rifle look cool, then it will probably work out fine for you. but if you are looking for the true reason a person has a muzzle brake added to their rifle, i fear it will fall short of your expectations. it seems you already have all the answers, so carry on!
     
  17. Gatoragn

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  18. hardluk1

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    jeremyx28n Best thing you can do is buy your self a caliper and measure your barrel and buy what you want cause guys here try to give you good advise and you don't get it. So just run off and get what you want. You really don't need help here. As you said to each his own.
     
  19. jeremyx28

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    Actually bought a caliper yesterday, they are actually a lot cheaper then I thought they would be. Ordered the muzzle brake today, can't wait to get it! Will post pics after mounting.
     
  20. Old_Crow

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    It will prevent the barrel of his 30/06 from getting stuffed with mud. I have a muzzle brake on my 10/22 for that very reason. But I paid $15 for the muzzle brake on my 10/22. They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...