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Top 10 Muzzle Brakes for 2019          (Buyers Guide)

Posted by Daniel Miller on Jan 28, 2019 4:27:23 PM

 

 

Not all muzzle brakes are created equal; therefore knowing how to choose the best brake for your personal application can make a huge difference in achieving your recoil reduction goals.

By replacing your factory muzzle brake or by simply adding a good one to your rig, you can greatly reduce recoil, be rid of the pain and flinching that comes along with it, and most importantly, spot impacts, allowing you to watch the bullet hit the target so that you can make the proper adjustment.

In order to save you some time and research, we have put together our list for the top 10 muzzle brakes for hunters, competition shooters and everyday plinking.

 

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Topics: Muzzle Brake, Radial Muzzle Brake, Bastard Port, Recoil, Best Muzzle Brake, The Answer, AR Muzzle Brake, 3 Gun Muzzle Brake, Self Timing Muzzle Brake, Buyer's Guide

What is a Self-Timing Muzzle Brake?

Posted by Daniel Miller on Dec 20, 2018 3:59:01 PM

 

 In the last thirty years muzzle brakes have become very popular in the shooting community.  Muzzle brakes and compensators can be very helpful to the shooter both because of the great reduction in recoil and the ability to spot impacts or watch the bullet hit the target. For many years, installing a muzzle brake was a bit of a pain and sometimes a major headache.  Traditionally they had to be installed by a gunsmith, with him or her using shims, crush washers, or some other crass device.  But in 2011 that all changed when APA introduced the self-timing muzzle brake.

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Topics: Muzzle Brake, Bastard Port, Best Muzzle Brake, Recoil Reduction, 3 Gun Muzzle Brake, Self Timing Muzzle Brake

What is the Best Muzzle Brake For a 22 Nosler? The Answer…

Posted by Daniel Miller on Nov 30, 2018 10:50:28 AM

 

In this article we are going to do a bit of a deep dive into why the APA Answer (Patent Pending) muzzle brake has the most advantages of any muzzle device on the Gas Gun market. APA has never been known for being the cheapest, however they are long regarded as a company that refines and refines and refines a little more, until the final product is a game changer. They have been referred to as the most copied people in the precision rifle market. The newest game changer that they’ve brought to the table is The Answer muzzle brake.

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Topics: Muzzle Brake, Bastard Port, Best Muzzle Brake, Recoil Reduction, 22 Nosler, 3 Gun Muzzle Brake

What's the Best Muzzle Brake For a .224 Valkyrie? The Answer…

Posted by Daniel Miller on Oct 31, 2018 3:19:51 PM

In this article we are going to do a bit of a deep dive into why the APA Answer (Patent Pending) muzzle brake has the most advantages of any muzzle device on the Gas Gun market. APA has never been known for being the cheapest, however they are long regarded as a company that refines and refines and refines a little more, until the final product is a game changer. They have been referred to as the most copied people in the Precision rifle market. The newest game changer that they’ve brought to the table is The Answer muzzle brake.

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Topics: Muzzle Brake, Bastard Port, Best Muzzle Brake, The Answer, .224 Valkyrie, AR Muzzle Brake, 22 Nosler

What is the Most Effective Muzzle Brake Design?

Posted by Daniel Miller on Oct 12, 2018 3:36:54 PM

 

With a wide variety of Muzzle Brakes to choose from, how does one choose from the gamut of availability? This article is not going to cover part quality or manufacturing processes. It is no secret that the vast majority of muzzle brakes on the market either are cast or MIM (mold injected metal) parts with some slick branding and huge profit margins, or they are an outsourced, machined part with not so exacting standards.  There are just a few companies that are machining in house muzzle brakes to spec but this is a story for a different day.  We will be discussing several the most popular design types and their features as well as how well they function.

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Topics: Muzzle Brake, Radial Muzzle Brake, Bastard Port, Recoil, Best Muzzle Brake, Flat Baffle, Rear Angled Port, Recoil Reduction

Will a .308 Muzzle Brake Work On a 6.5 Creedmoor

Posted by Daniel Miller on Sep 21, 2018 4:00:40 PM

 

Does the internal diameter of a muzzle brake effect recoil reduction? This is a very common question, derived from the desire to purchase only one muzzle brake to use for multiple caliber sizes. American Precision Arms’ R&D department set out find the answer to this mystery.

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Topics: Muzzle Brake, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor

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