Vented Barrel VS Muzzle Brake

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by BigJohn3282, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. BigJohn3282

    BigJohn3282 New Member

    I have a H&R Handi Rifle S&W 500 Mag witch would be more effective at reducing recoil?

  2. BULLET9992

    BULLET9992 New Member

    I'm not an expert, but in my experience it seems like a "vented barrel" is intended for recoil reduction & a muzzle break is for flash reduction. Reduced recoil may be a side effect of the break, but not it's original purpose

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

    another alterantive might be to check out some of the stock recoil reduction devices. to port the barrel is more than just drilling some holes. it has to be done properly to work and be effective. not the type of job for a DIYer.

    check out Brownell's or MidwayUSA for stock recoil reduction devices. these you might be able to install yourself.
  4. jeepboy4life

    jeepboy4life New Member

    Im not an expert either but i believe your talking about two separate devices. A muzzle break reduces recoil and muzzle jump. A flash hider which is similar in looks but different in function, it does exactly what you think, hides the flash. How ever a ported/vented barrel is for recoil.
  5. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

    I have several rifles with muzzle brakes installed and they WORK and work well IF you get the right ones, they are not all equal!!!!:eek:
    I have the Hi-Tech brakes which are made from scratch for the individual rifle. The tolerances are tight and this why they work so well. If a brake is made properly it will vent of, at a 90 degree angle, most of the gases produced by the powder burning. These gases are traveling between 5000 and 6000 FPS when they leave the muzzle so it takes the 'sharp' (high velocity) recoil away and the rifle will 'push' you similar to the way a shotguns does.